Auto Workers

  • The New Face Of The Union Movement: Female, Minority -- And Poorly Paid

    The New Face Of The Union Movement: Female, Minority -- And Poorly Paid

    For much of the 20th century, America's unions were known for their fierce and relentless advocacy of manufacturing workers -- mostly men, working relatively high-paying, blue-collar jobs at steel mills and auto plants. But as the U.S. has moved from a manufacturing economy to a service-based one, the face of... Continue Reading

  • Fewer Auto Closings Reduce U.S. Unemployment Claims

    Fewer Auto Closings Reduce U.S. Unemployment Claims

    By Christopher S. Rugaber and Tom Krisher WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits plunged last week. But a big reason is that automakers have skipped some of their usual summer shutdowns to keep up with demand, causing fewer temporary auto layoffs. Economists expect the... Continue Reading

  • Auto, Steel Workers Split Over S. Korea Trade Pact

    Auto, Steel Workers Split Over S. Korea Trade Pact

    By Kathy Barks Hoffman LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Many manufacturers and agribusinesses support a new trade deal with South Korea, one reason President Barack Obama and his counterpart from that nation are heading to suburban Detroit on Friday to tour a General Motors plant where cars are being built with South... Continue Reading

  • Auto Industry, Seeing New Life, on Hiring Spree

    Auto Industry, Seeing New Life, on Hiring Spree

    By Dee-Ann Durbin DETROIT -- Volkswagen opened a plant in Tennessee last month with 2,000 workers. Honda is hiring 1,000 in Indiana to meet demand for its best-selling Civic. General Motors is looking for 2,500 in Detroit to build the Chevy Volt. Two years after the end of the Great Recession, the auto... Continue Reading