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Viewpoint: What’s Good for the Country? New Owners for GM

Magazine Stories - Thu, 2018-12-13 15:21
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Move over, Mr. Grinch: the executives at General Motors have you beat.

Just after Thanksgiving, GM declared that in 2019 it will close three major assembly and two smaller transmission facilities in North America. The bombshell announcement, which came despite GM’s recent robust profit reports, ensures unhappy holidays for some 6,000 production employees and their families, along with the communities where the assembly plants are located: Detroit-Hamtramck; Lordstown, Ohio; and Oshawa, Ontario.

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Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Rescinds Nomination After Discovering The Cure Was Voted In As Cruel Prank By Popular Kids

The Onion - Thu, 2018-12-13 14:52

CLEVELAND, OH—Expressing regret after being misled by the ruthless stunt, the Rock &amp; Rock Hall of Fame rescinded the nomination they offered to The Cure Thursday after discovering the band was voted in as a cruel prank by popular kids. “We will no longer be inducting The Cure to the Hall after learning they were…


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New Smithsonian Exhibit Honors Thousands Of Pets Who Joined Workforce After Owners Left To Fight In World War II

The Onion - Thu, 2018-12-13 14:44

WASHINGTON—Celebrating and commemorating the myriad contributions of previously overlooked heroes, the Smithsonian American History Museum unveiled a new exhibit Thursday honoring the thousands of U.S. pets who devoted their time and talents to the war effort while their owners fought overseas in World War II. “Before…


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Theresa May Narrowly Manages To Survive Parliamentary Firing Squad

The Onion - Thu, 2018-12-13 14:32

LONDON—Following wide-ranging criticism of the embattled prime minister’s handling of Brexit negotiations, Theresa May narrowly managed to survive execution by the parliamentary firing squad, sources confirmed Thursday. “After several months of coming under constant attack, this firing squad was merely the latest…


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Mortician Always Keeps Hammer At Tableside Just In Case One Comes Back To Life

The Onion - Thu, 2018-12-13 13:38

PUTNEY, VT—Claiming past experiences taught him to be prepared for sudden displays of vitality, mortician Radiston Nikolov, 38, told reporters Thursday that he always keeps a hammer beside his mortuary table in case one of his embalming subjects comes back to life. “I just like knowing this baby’s within reach in the…


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U.S. Military Honors Sacrifices Of NFL Players By Wearing Jerseys Throughout December

The Onion - Thu, 2018-12-13 13:05

ARLINGTON, VA—In recognition of the brave and altruistic Americans who risk their health and safety for the greater good, Pentagon officials announced Thursday that the U.S. military would honor the sacrifices of NFL players by wearing their jerseys throughout December. “Every week, these men are out there on the…


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Innocuous Thing You Did In Public Prompts Inside Joke That Bonds Group Of Teens For Life

The Onion - Thu, 2018-12-13 12:36

WASHINGTON—Citing your faux pas as the catalyst for several meaningful friendships, a new report published Wednesday by the Pew Research Center confirmed an innocuous thing you did in public has inspired an inside joke that will bond a group of teenagers together for life. “According to our research, the inelegant but…


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Theresa May Delays Vote On Brexit Deal

The Onion - Thu, 2018-12-13 11:02

Facing passionate opposition to the arrangement she brokered with Brussels, Theresa May postponed the parliamentary vote on a Brexit deal to avoid near-certain defeat. What do you think?


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UAW Releases 2019 Union-Made Vehicle Buying Guide

AFL-CIO Weblog - Thu, 2018-12-13 10:21
UAW Releases 2019 Union-Made Vehicle Buying Guide

No matter when you are buying a new vehicle or for what purpose, you have the opportunity to use this substantial buying power to support working people. The UAW releases a guide every year that lets consumers know which cars are union-made in America. Here is this year's list.

UAW Cars

  • Buick LaCrosse
  • Cadillac ATS
  • Cadillac CTS
  • Cadillac CT6 (excluding plug-in hybrid)
  • Chevrolet Bolt (electric)
  • Chevrolet Camaro
  • Chevrolet Corvette
  • Chevrolet Cruze*
  • Chevrolet Cruze (diesel)
  • Chevrolet Impala
  • Chevrolet Malibu
  • Chevrolet Sonic
  • Chevrolet Volt (electric)
  • Ford Mustang
  • Ford Taurus
  • Lincoln Continental

UAW Trucks

  • Chevrolet Colorado
  • Chevrolet Medium-Duty Navistar Silverado (crew cab)
  • Chevrolet Medium-Duty Navistar Silverado (regular cab)
  • Chevrolet Silverado**
  • Ford F Series
  • Ford F-650/750
  • Ford Ranger
  • Ford Super Duty Chassis Cab
  • GMC Canyon
  • GMC Sierra**
  • Ram 1500*


  • Buick Enclave
  • Cadillac Escalade
  • Cadillac Escalade ESV
  • Cadillac Escalade Hybrid
  • Cadillac XT4
  • Cadillac XT5
  • Chevrolet Suburban
  • Chevrolet Tahoe
  • Chevrolet Tahoe (police)
  • Chevrolet Tahoe (special service)
  • Chevrolet Traverse
  • Dodge Durango
  • Ford Escape
  • Ford Expedition
  • Ford Explorer
  • GMC Acadia
  • GMC Yukon
  • GMC Yukon Hybrid
  • GMC Yukon XL
  • Jeep Cherokee
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Jeep Wrangler
  • Lincoln MKC
  • Lincoln Navigator

UAW Vans

  • Chevrolet Express
  • Chevrolet Express (cut-away)
  • Ford E-Series (cut-away)
  • Ford Transit
  • GMC Savana
  • GMC Savana (cut-away)

Unifor Cars

  • Cadillac XTS
  • Chevrolet Impala
  • Chevrolet Impala (police)
  • Chrysler 300
  • Dodge Challenger
  • Dodge Charger

Unifor SUVs/CUVs

  • Chevrolet Equinox*
  • Ford Edge
  • Ford Flex
  • Lincoln MKT
  • Lincoln Nautilus

Unifor Trucks

  • Chevrolet Silverado (double cab)
  • GMC Sierra (double cab)

Unifor Vans

  • Chrysler Pacifica
  • Dodge Grand Caravan

These vehicles are made in the United States or Canada by members of the UAW and Canada’s Unifor union, formerly the Canadian Auto Workers. Because of the integration of vehicle production in both countries, all of the vehicles listed as made in Canada include significant UAW-made content and support the jobs of UAW members.

However, vehicles marked with a single asterisk (*) are also produced in Mexico. Vehicles marked with a double asterisk (**) are produced in Mexico and Canada. All Cruze hatchbacks and some sedans are produced in Mexico. The diesel version is manufactured in the United States by UAW members. The Chevrolet Equinox is manufactured in Canada by Unifor members and also in Mexico.

Beginning in mid-2019, all heavy-duty Chevrolet Silverados and GMC Sierras will be built in Flint, Michigan, only. In early 2019, the light-duty, regular cabs of both trucks will be produced in Mexico only.

When purchasing a vehicle marked with an asterisk, it’s important to check the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). A VIN beginning with “1” or “4” or “5” identifies a U.S.-made vehicle; a “2” identifies a Canadian-made vehicle; a “3” identifies a vehicle made in Mexico. Not all vehicles made in the United States or Canada are built by union-represented workers. Vehicles not listed here, even if produced in the United States or Canada, are not union made.

Kenneth Quinnell Thu, 12/13/2018 - 09:21

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USA : NY Magazine's staff is unionizing.

LabourStart US - Thu, 2018-12-13 00:04
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Myanmar: Police destroy Hotel Tharabar Gate workers' protest camp

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Campbell’s Unveils New Tomato Soup Humidifier

The Onion - Wed, 2018-12-12 18:31

CAMDEN, NJ—Touting the device’s ability to open nasal passages and fill the air with warm, red mist, Campbell’s officials unveiled Wednesday a new line of ultrasonic tomato soup humidifiers. “The winter months can be hard, but Campbell’s new tomato soup humidifier can dispense more than four gallons of hearty,…


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Michael Cohen Granted Prison Work Release For New Job With Trump 2020 Campaign

The Onion - Wed, 2018-12-12 17:10

NEW YORK—Following sentencing for his role in a hush-money scandal, Michael Cohen was granted a prison work release for a new job with the Trump 2020 campaign, sources confirmed Wednesday. “We’re confident that engaging in honest work will help Mr. Cohen with his rehabilitation,” said warden Pete Clements, telling…


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Time Awards Person Of The Year To Targeted Journalists Including Jamal Khashoggi

The Onion - Wed, 2018-12-12 17:00

For their persons of the year, Time magazine has chosen “The Guardians,” a group of journalists targeted for opposing the “war on truth,” which includes Jamal Khashoggi, arrested Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, murdered reporters at the Capital Gazette, and Maria Ressa, chief executive of the Philippine…


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Michael Cohen Completes First Stage Of Intricate Plan To Break Incarcerated Brother Out Of Prison From Inside

The Onion - Wed, 2018-12-12 16:50

NEW YORK—After receiving a three-year sentence in a federal penitentiary for tax evasion, campaign finance violations, misleading a bank, and lying to Congress, Michael Cohen completed the first of stage of his intricate plan to break his incarcerated brother out of prison from the inside, sources confirmed Wednesday.…


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