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  • Bowyer: Satyam and Outsized Outsourcing Exaggerations Thursday, 8 Jan 2009 | 12:40 PM ET
    Jerry Bowyer

    Remember the wall to wall coverage given to the dangers of outsourcing in the run up to the 2004 presidential election? It was the shark attack story of that summer. Some of us argued that the threat was exaggerated. It turns out that the supply side of outsourcing was as over estimated as the demand side.

  • Hollwyood Actors: Losing Their Steam To Strike? Wednesday, 17 Dec 2008 | 10:36 AM ET
    Screen Actors Guild

    With the Screen Actors Guild leadership pushing for its members to vote to authorize a strike, Hollywood has been buzzing about how bad another work stoppage would be for the industry at this already precarious economic time.

  • UAW Concessions: Just How Much Will They Give Up? Friday, 5 Dec 2008 | 11:31 AM ET
    Ron Gettlefinger

    The announcement by UAW President Ron Gettlefinger that his union may make material changes to its contract to help the Big 3 is a big deal.

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    The announcement by UAW President Ron Gettlefinger that his union may make material changes to its contract to help the Big 3 is a big deal.

  • On the Road to DC, Chrysler Exec Rallies Dealers Wednesday, 3 Dec 2008 | 4:19 PM ET

    Chrysler Vice Chairman Jim Press reiterated the need for government aid to help support the auto industry as he travels to hearings in Washington, D.C.

  • An Alternative to Bailout Nation Wednesday, 3 Dec 2008 | 1:39 PM ET

    At his news conference this morning, where he introduced New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson as Commerce-secretary designate, President-elect Obama refused to play his hand on the Detroit/GM bailout story. That tells me he’s aware that the country is getting fed up with the thought of bailout nation.

  • Volvo Sale Would Signal Big Changes For Big 3 Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 3:54 PM ET
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    Call this the start of the Big 3 becoming the smaller 3. Starting tomorrow and playing out over the course of the next week Detroit's auto makers will be telling Congress how they plan to get back in the black.

  • GM’s Pension Fund Stays Afloat, Against the Odds Tuesday, 25 Nov 2008 | 11:28 AM ET

    Despite its overall troubles, General Motors appears to have enough money in its pension fund to last a decade or more, the New York Times reports.

  • Hollywood Drama: SAG To Vote On Actor's Strike Monday, 24 Nov 2008 | 11:02 AM ET
    Screen Actors Guild

    The idea of a guild striking in this economic environment seems odd, to say the least. Doesn't everyone have more to lose? In Hollywood, after months of a standoff, an actors' strike seems more possible than ever.

  • Auto Bailout: Time For Big 3 And UAW To Deal Monday, 24 Nov 2008 | 9:56 AM ET
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    Have you been listening to political leaders talk about what it will take for the Detroit 3 and the UAW to get Washington to sign off on a bailout for the industry? If so, you've heard several key words and phrases used to describe what the auto makers need to do.

  • GM To Cut Production, Extend Holiday Shutdown Friday, 21 Nov 2008 | 3:34 PM ET
    GM logo, General Motors logo

    General Motors will extend its holiday shutdown or make other production cuts at five factories at as it deals with a continued U.S. auto sales slump and fights to stay solvent.

  • Andrew Busch

    Events move much faster than individual corporations, unions, and governments can act. However, they all are finding ways to adjust. While I expect the learning curve to remain steep, the knowledge is getting processed and acted upon

  • Actors And Producers Make Progress On Labor Talks Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | 2:36 PM ET
    Screen Actors Guild

    With the financial markets in crisis it's easy to forget that the Screen Actors guild has been working without a contract since their deal with the AMPTP, the producers association, expired this summer.

  • Screen Actors Guild Calls For Federal Mediator Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 4:11 PM ET
    Screen Actors Guild

    This Sunday the Screen Actors Guild's board of directors agreed to ask a federal mediator help with negotiations with the film and TV studios, which could get the producers guild (the AMPTP) and SAG to sit down for their first formal talks since their contract expired on June 30.

  • If GM Wants Chrysler, Little Can Stop It Monday, 20 Oct 2008 | 10:40 AM ET

    As discussions between GM and Chrysler heat up, there's a steady flow of questions about road blocks that could stop this merger of American auto giants. Any other time, I'd agree with some of the points being raised. But given the economy and the weakened state of the auto industry, I think few of these are going to stop GM from acquiring Chrysler- IF the country's largest automaker decides it wants this deal.

  • SAG Pushing For Actor's Strike In Hollywood? Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | 1:38 PM ET
    Screen Actors Guild

    As I watch the markets tumble and I hear talk not just of recession, but of depression, I have to wonder whether there's any chance 75 percent of SAG members would vote to strike, which is what it takes to get authorization.

  • Sell Block: Boeing's Grounded Until End of Strike Thursday, 25 Sep 2008 | 8:21 PM ET

    But it's not just this company that's being affected. Here are five other stocks to avoid until the airplane-maker's done with its labor problems.

  • Europe's Striking Summer Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | 8:32 AM ET
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    Rising fuel and food costs, the threat of job losses and disputes over pensions and pay are just some of the factors that sparked thousands of disgruntled workers to take action this summer.

  • GM Board Throws Support Behind CEO: WSJ Tuesday, 5 Aug 2008 | 3:16 PM ET

    The board of directors at General Motors remains supportive of Chief Executive Rick Wagoner, despite the company's recent, unexpected $15.5 billion loss, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

  • Petrobras, Oil Worker Talks Fail, Strike Continues Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 4:13 AM ET

    Oil workers at Brazil's state-run energy company will remain on strike for two more days after failing to reach agreement in talks with Petrobras, a union spokesman said on Wednesday.