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    Report: UAW sets up organizing committee at Tesla's Fremont factory

    Tesla is happy to do things differently than other automakers, from the company-owned stores to the all-electric drivetrain. It also doesn't use union workers at its factory in Fremont, California (the former NUMMI plant, pictured). But now the United Auto Workers (UAW) is testing the waters for ...

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    Report: President Obama promises to buy a Chevy Volt, after his second term

    Remember how we wrote just the other day that the Chevrolet Volt is not President Obama's car. Turns out we were a little premature with that declaration. Speaking to UAW workers in Detroit today, the President said, "I'll buy [a Volt] and drive it myself" in five years, "when I'm not president ...

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    Official: 2025 CAFE target set at 54.5 mpg; everyone's apparently happy with that

    Following the official announcement this morning that the new 2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy standard would be set at 54.5 miles per gallon, our email box overflowed with something we rarely see: near-unanimous support. Everyone from the automakers to the Union of Concerned Scientists, from ...

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    Report: UAW chief admits union too slow to build green cars, cut jobs bank

    You just never know what Bob King's next move is going to be. His latest turn in the spotlight has him admitting, "I don't think we pushed hard enough for green vehicles early enough." Although some might replace "early enough" with the phrase, "at all," it's not like the UAW was alone among ...

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    Reuters: UAW pressuring Tesla/Toyota to hire union workers at former NUMMI plant

    Yesterday, Toyota and Tesla announced that the two companies would be collaborating on electric vehicle development. Tesla will be taking over the NUMMI factory in Fremont, California, which was recently closed. Now, the United Auto Workers is urging Toyota to hire union workers to operate the ...

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    How Fisker's Delaware plant helps the local UAW

    Fisker Karma - Click above for high-res image gallery
    When Fisker signed an agreement in late October to build the Nina project car plug-in hybrid sports car at a Wilmington, Delaware assembly plant that formerly belonged to GM, we mentioned that United Auto Workers Local 435 president was on ...

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    What role did the Volt play in the UAW strike of GM?

    Here is one reason why blogging can be so fun: take two stories, blend, and voila! More questions! The first story that I'm writing about is one which was covered here on our site. See here: "Lordstown, Ohio could be the home of the Volt". The other story in question is this one: "Chevrolet Volt: ...

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    UAW Head Ron Gettelfinger on fuel mileage regulations

    The UAW has already gone on record as supporting the newer (and lower) bipartisan bill which would raise Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards by 28 to 40 percent. This alternative bill would require cars to average fuel economy of 36 miles per gallon by 2022 with light trucks being ...

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    Soon-to-be-out-of-work UAW members particpate in green labor conference

    When Ford shuts down its Twin Cities plant that produces the Ranger pickup, UAW workers from Local 879 will lose their jobs. It also means that Ford is closing a plant that runs on clean electricity from a hydroelectric plant (shown above) on the Mississippi River near the plant. Workers have ...


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