Posts tagged "Cars"

Contrary to Claim, White House Did Control GM's Daily Business And Cut Workers' Pay?

-By Warner Todd Huston When Barack Obama threw millions of our tax dollars at General Motors to “save it,” the administration claimed that it would not involve itself in the “day-to-day management” of the venerable car company. New emails obtained by The Daily Caller, however, casts doubt on this claim. In fact, as Matthew Boyle... Read more »

Government Motors: The Coming General Motors Failure Will Be At Taxpayer's Expense

-By Warner Todd Huston The Obama Administration has proclaimed TARP and the subsequent bailout for General Motors a great success. US Treasury Deputy Timothy Massad recently said, “Where we are today shows that the program, by any reasonably objective measure, was a success.” But is GM, now much derided as “Government Motors” the success that... Read more »

Union Boss: Yeah We'll Talk, But Go Our Way or You're a 'Human Rights Violator'

-By Warner Todd Huston As President Obama clucks his tongue at America for “pointing fingers” and “assigning blame” in our political debate, and as his friends on the far left ignore him and point their fingers and assign blame to the Republicans, Tea Partiers, and Sarah Palin, at least one union chief in Detroit is... Read more »

More Union Resistance in Auto Industry

– By Warner Todd Huston Here’s the scenario: The economy is in the worst shape it has been in for a generation. Your industry is in serious financial distress and people in your business are losing jobs all over the country. You happen to be working, but your union is negotiating a new contract that... Read more »

Obama to Dumb Down Car Ratings Stickers

-By Warner Todd Huston Earlier this month the Obama administration floated a trial balloon about changing the way vehicle information stickers on new cars would be structured. The administration floated the idea of letter grades instead of the more full information that vehicle stickers now contain. The most fuel-efficient would get and “A” rating with... Read more »

Chicago Roadworkers Vote to Go On Strike

-By Warner Todd Huston The International Union of Operating Engineers and the Laborers’ District Council of Chicago have voted to walk off the job Wednesday night leaving roadwork on the Eisenhower expressway stalled and travelers inconvenienced. The union is demanding a 5 percent raise each of three years to come. Employers counter offered 1 percent.... Read more »