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Trump is tweeting again, this time going after General Motors. The President-elect wants to slap some big ugly taxes on the auto company because it imports Chevrolet Cruzes from Mexico instead of making them in the United States. 672 more words

Today's News & Commentary — December 12, 2016

Graduate students who work as teaching and research assistants at Columbia University successfully voted for union representation. As reported in Bloomberg BNA, the vote (1,602 to 623) will allow working students to be represented by… 246 more words

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Columbia Grad Assistants To Vote On Whether To Join Union

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The United Auto Workers may soon be coming to Columbia University to represent graduate teaching and research assistants.

The assistants will vote next month on whether to form a union affiliated with the UAW. 147 more words

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Ford Oakville union pushes shorter pay grid as strike deadline looms

With negotiators in the Unifor-Ford contract talks “miles apart,” the union’s Oakville unit continues to push for a shorter pay grid for new hires, a source familiar with the negotiations said Thursday. 487 more words

Local Business

Landmark Center gallery revisits Ford plant's final years

The Twin Cities Assembly Plant and its workers are the focus of a special photo exhibition hosted by St. Paul’s Landmark Center through Nov. 27. 477 more words

Community

Bobby Kasper: Solidarity is alive and thriving in St. Paul

Last month at the East Side Freedom Library, I joined a roundtable discussion with historians, artists, trade unionists and community activists on the subject of solidarity. 494 more words

Labor Voices

Ford will build revived Bronco, Ranger in Michigan

For the last little while, Ford has been toying with the idea of re-introducing the Bronco and Ranger to North America – and now, we might actually have a solid confirmation. 177 more words

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