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Armine Yalnizyan | Contract talks currently underway between Unifor and the Big Three U.S. auto manufacturers raise the old question: does Canada really need an auto industry, especially now that Mexico is a magnet?
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Jim Stanford | Labour costs were not the key problem in the Detroit Three's crisis. And cuts in labour costs have not been the key reason, or even a major reason, for the subsequent improvement in their performance.
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Alice Klein | Is it possible that the GM bail-out is a case of real-life experience that has gone so far off the rails that it's actually nudging us toward an entirely new paradigm?
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Herman Rosenfeld | Alice Klein's arguments attack the auto sector problem from the point of view of private employers, with the aim of encouraging the creation of more private profit-oriented solutions.
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Greg Palast | I smell a rat. Steven Rattner, Barack Obama's 'Car Czar,' essentially ordered GM into bankruptcy yesterday morning.
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rabbleTV | GM bankruptcy restructuring puts risk on to workers and has no vision for a green transportation system.
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Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis | With the world economy now looking remarkably like Argentina's in 2001, there is a new wave of direct action among workers in rich countries.
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Duncan Cameron | The Ontario and Canadian governments are putting the squeeze on retired autoworkers. Call it General Motors decides on our behalf.
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Alice Klein | The auto companies, by virtue of huge public investment and worker ownership, are being transformed into a new form of social enterprise.
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Alice Klein | It's auto showdown time. I'm hoping both union leaders and CAW members will be employing some new thinking as they truck on through the political and economic minefield ahead.
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Linda McQuaig | In demanding wage concessions of up to $19 an hour, auto company executives and the Harper government are hoping to deflect public anger for the economic meltdown onto those who assemble cars.
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Jim Stanford | The auto industry is in crisis around the world, due to an unprecedented collapse in sales. Only in Canada and the United States have governments made auto assistance contingent on union concessions.