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Opioid Addiction to Be Part of UAW Contract Negotiations

<img data-attachment-id="1642592" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018-Ford-F150-assembly-line.jpg" data-orig-size="1280,853" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2018 Ford F150 assembly line" data-image-description=" Image: Ford ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018-Ford-F150-assembly-line-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018-Ford-F150-assembly-line-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1642592″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018-Ford-F150-assembly-line-610×407.jpg” alt=”2018 Ford F150 assembly line -Image: Ford” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018-Ford-F150-assembly-line-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018-Ford-F150-assembly-line-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018-Ford-F150-assembly-line-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018-Ford-F150-assembly-line-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018-Ford-F150-assembly-line-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018-Ford-F150-assembly-line.jpg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Opioid addiction is on the rise in America […]

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President Trump Shares His Thoughts on GM … Again

<img data-attachment-id="920082" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/GM-Renaissance-Center.jpg" data-orig-size="627,417" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"4","credit":"GM","camera":"NIKON D3","caption":"The General Motors headquarters at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan following the close of trading on the new GM's first day as a public company Thursday, November 18, 2010. (Photo by Steve Fecht for General Motors)","created_timestamp":"1290100109","copyright":"\u00a9 2010 Steve Fecht\/General Motors. This image is protected by copyright but […]

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Toyota’s Trying to Remain Non-threatening in the U.S.

<img data-attachment-id="1647890" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/20180323_01_10_s.jpg" data-orig-size="1920,1358" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="toyota logo badge corolla hatchback" data-image-description=" Toyota ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/20180323_01_10_s-450×318.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/20180323_01_10_s-610×431.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1647890″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/20180323_01_10_s-610×431.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”431″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/20180323_01_10_s-610×431.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/20180323_01_10_s-75×53.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/20180323_01_10_s-450×318.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/20180323_01_10_s-768×543.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/20180323_01_10_s-120×85.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> While the Trump administration is carefully considering whether or not imported vehicles qualify as a threat to […]

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Greener, but Leaner: It’s Volkswagen’s Turn to Cut Jobs

<img data-attachment-id="1656306" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2020-Volkswagen-Passat-6.jpg" data-orig-size="980,600" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2020 Volkswagen Passat 6" data-image-description=" vw ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2020-Volkswagen-Passat-6-450×276.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2020-Volkswagen-Passat-6-610×373.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1656306″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2020-Volkswagen-Passat-6-610×373.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”373″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2020-Volkswagen-Passat-6-610×373.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2020-Volkswagen-Passat-6-75×46.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2020-Volkswagen-Passat-6-450×276.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2020-Volkswagen-Passat-6-768×470.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2020-Volkswagen-Passat-6-120×73.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2020-Volkswagen-Passat-6.jpg 980w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Volkswagen Group just announced a restructuring plan aimed at raising the company’s operating margin to 6 […]

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This Is the Year, Ford CEO Tells Employees

Of all the Big Three domestic automakers, Ford’s direction seems the most ambitious and confusing. Since taking the helm less than two years ago, CEO Jim Hackett has tried to articulate his vision for both the company and the country’s future roads, sometimes with head-scratching results. There’s no doubt that change is afoot. The company […]

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Uncertainty Reigns at Tesla Retail Stores

If Tesla doesn’t exist anywhere on your shopping list, it’s easy to ignore the turmoil surrounding the automaker. If Tesla’s your employer, however, the past few weeks have been a roller coaster ride. Retail employees, who, along with store managers and regional managers, learned of the automaker’s plan to divest itself of stores through media […]

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ZenSourcer raises $9 million for candidate recruitment platform, rebrands as Gem

You’d think technology would make finding the right job candidates easier than before, and it has to a degree. According to a report published by Clutch, 58 percent of hires say their last job search lasted two months or less. But things don’t always go that smoothly. According to CareerBuilder, close to half of all […]

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As It Sheds Employees, Tesla Promises a Faster Charge

Tesla, the upstart electric automaker who reminds your author of that person you knew in high school who existed in a perpetual cloud of drama, wants Tesla owners to juice up their cars in a hurry. Recharging times are one factor behind the slow adoption of EVs in North America (cost, range, and recharging availability […]

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Diversity Difficulties in Tech: Women need to be prepared to change the rules

Image Credit: Columbia Engineering/Timothy Lee Photographers Last night, Mary Boyce, Dean of Columbia School of Engineering and Applied Science, along with Ursula Burns, the first African American woman to lead a Fortune 500 company, and Bloomberg editor Janet Paskin convened to talk tech as part of, “She Opened The Door,” a Columbia Alumni Association initiative […]

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Tesla Announced Layoffs to Public Before Telling Employees: Report

On Thursday, Tesla announced it will finally begin delivering the Model 3’s long-awaited base trim to the public through direct online sales. By eliminating storefronts, the automaker believes it can reduce costs — helping to get that pesky profit situation under control. Unfortunately, reports have emerged that claim those employees had no idea their jobs […]

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Chinese Auto Market Not As Hot As Everyone Thought

China might not be the kind of market everyone thought it was — one without a ceiling, boasting unlimited potential for growth. One by one, automakers find themselves having to confront economic reality. Despite amassing a network of factories that could theoretically outproduce the rest of the world, the Asian country’s automotive sector only operates at […]

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Jobcase raises $100 million to connect blue collar workers with employers

Jobcase, a self-described open access platform for jobs seekers and employers, today announced that it has secured $100 million in a growth equity round led by Providence Strategic Growth (PSG), bringing the Boston startup’s total raised to $118.9 million, according to Crunchbase. The bulk of the fresh capital will be put toward product development (and […]

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Workers Who Get Tips Are Closing in on a Massive Raise

Photo by Jeff Kubina via Flickr/Wikimedia Commons. Social photo of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez by Alex Wong/Getty Images Politicians across America are getting serious about fighting for tipped workers in 2019. But they still face an uphill battle. So far this year, lawmakers in at least ten states—Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, […]

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Extreme Vitriol: Unifor Squares Off With Ontario, Receives Support From Veteran Rockstar

The Ontario government isn’t pleased with Unifor’s handling of General Motors’ decision to close Oshawa Car Assembly. Like the UAW, Canada’s autoworker union has been extremely vocal in its opposition to GM’s restructuring plan. Over the last few months Unifor members have picketed, held multiple rallies, protested the automaker during the North American International Auto Show, […]

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Rocked by GM’s Plant Cull, Ontario Seeks to Shore Up Its Auto Sector

General Motors’ decision to stop the flow of product to Ontario’s Oshawa Assembly plant by the end of 2019 has the province’s government promising cash and a slew of measures to keep the auto industry alive north of the border. Ontario holds the bulk of Canada’s auto-related manufacturing jobs, with the sector adding up to […]

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Some Workers Can Now Trade Vacation Time for Student Loan Relief

When CNBC reported last May that hundreds of businesses were offering to help pay down their employees’ student loans, it seemed like a positive development, a way for debt-saddled workers to get some relief. After all, health insurance became a common benefit for businesses to give workers during World War II, when wage controls and […]

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Despite Big North American Earnings, Barra Says GM Plants Have to Go

Despite a year-over-year sales drop in the fourth quarter of 2018, a higher average transaction price spurred by growth in high-margin vehicle sales in North America returned better than expected Q4 earnings for General Motors. The company’s strong showing comes as its overseas ventures sank and headwinds gathered at home and abroad; mainly, predictions of […]

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To Build a Skilled U.S. Workforce, Change Systems – and Stigmas

Photo credit: Acumen A high school student grabs the mail on the way home and sorts through glossy fliers from leading colleges.  A recruiter prepares for a day of undergraduate interviews at a top school.  A hiring manager spreads résumés across the table, scanning for prestigious alma maters. Across the talent ecosystem, we’ve become overly […]

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GM Begins Axing 4,000 Salaried Workers

Last Friday’s whisperings of a “Black Monday” panned out, with General Motors announcing the elimination of roughly 4,000 salaried workers — part of a preexisting pledge to reduce its North American workforce by 15 percent. Pink slips are in the process of being handed out, an unwanted delivery that should take two weeks to complete. […]

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