This year's Labour Day celebrations fell on the eve of the announcement of Unifor's strategic plans to target one of the Detroit Three automakers.
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?
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.
GM bankruptcy restructuring puts risk on to workers and has no vision for a green transportation system.
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?
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.
I smell a rat. Steven Rattner, Barack Obama's 'Car Czar,' essentially ordered GM into bankruptcy yesterday morning.
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.
The Ontario and Canadian governments are putting the squeeze on retired autoworkers. Call it General Motors decides on our behalf.
The auto companies, by virtue of huge public investment and worker ownership, are being transformed into a new form of social enterprise.