This week, the United Auto Workers (UAW) significantly expanded its strike of the three major U.S. automakers, targeting some of the companies' largest and most profitable facilities. On Monday, the union struck the Stellantis RAM pickup factory, which employs
Is there any advance, any progress, in civilization or in how life is lived or how people treat each other, that Republicans don't want to stop or roll back?
Thank you for exposing more of what the UAW is contending with. Of course the excessively rich corporate CEO's will find any argument that will obscure rational ways to make the economy of any service work well for all sides. Now, we know where a major contingent of Trump (and Republican) supporters comes from. [I'm enraged by Governor Youngkins act to prevent a factory to build batteries in VA.] Popular Information has revealed how the internecine greed of corporate America blindly puts greed before life.
Kudos for getting Scholastic to back down on the "bigot button"! I always find your articles to be pertinent and invaluable.
My wife and I have had a Chevy Bolt since 2019, bought new. It’s price is competitive with the average gasoline-powered models, although the car is a bit small, yet comfortable and diverse with roof rack and its pick and zip, its ride quality and stability are great. It’s eMPG is somewhere around 100 m/g “around town” depending upon the price of crude from OPEC which is Hell-bent on raising its prices to make Biden’s reelection less likely because the uninformed electorate immediately blames a sitting president for the nation’s economy and of course the price of gasoline and diesel at the pump. This eMPG is based on 12 cent/kwh from our electric utility, $3.50/ gal of gasoline and our ability to charge at home from a standard 110v electric outlet. Even on the road at the price of fast charging being somewhere around 30-40 cents a KW our eMPG is around 35 mpg. Our maintenance costs have gone to zero so far but we have less than 40K miles on it. Still, no oil changes; maybe a 12V battery soon and a set of tires rather early but those are about tire quality and standard car batteries that never do last long. Neither is about the car itself. The result? WE ARE NOT GOING BACK TO MOTOR FUELS. Trump can have all those he wants.
Wait. You mean to say there’s a possibility that Trump may have misquoted or misrepresented a real statistic instead of just making up a number that he feels is right? That’s progress for him! Good job, Dolt 45!
Worker strikes and pushes for unionization where unions don't exist was already heartening to me. Amid the sad situation in Gaza, it feels like even more of a lifeline. Thanks for this early morning pick-me-up.
My paid subscription to Popular Information is WELL worth it. Keep up the great work!
“GM, for example, says it will completely phase out the internal combustion engine and only produce electric vehicles by 2035.”
“In January, Wyoming legislators proposed a bill to end electric vehicle sales…by 2035.”
So GM won’t be able to sell any cars in Wyoming in 2035?
The Republican Party is a paradoxical embarrassment to the world. All because they sold their soul to the Devil. And we all know who the Devil is.
Thanks for explaining what the strike is about. Also for giving yet further evidence that the Republicans are reactionaries and worse. Interesting that the Democrats here in Virginia have not exploited Youngkin's opposition to a new jobs opportunity. Perhaps he's hoping to resurrect the tobacco industry instead. I'm sure that would be popular among his supporters.
Every excuse made by [all of] the automakers is bullshit— so of course it's supported by the anti-union and anti-worker GOP morons.
It's nothing but propaganda.
Unions make every job better in the country, even if you’re not in a union.
This is proven by the facts in this article and by our own history.
C'mon guys. It's ANTI-AMERICAN to want EV's. We need MORE oil and gas and drillling and fracking and Detroit STEEL dammit. That's how we'll raise the American standard of living and achieve the American Dream! We will make HISTORY!
So what if our grandkids inherit a planet where they can't breathe? We will leave them PLENTY of that sweet, sweet MOOLAH! So much that they will be able to buy ANYTHING! They'll be too happy to worry about something so mundane, so conman as the act of breathing.
USA! USA! USA! USA!
Just in case /s! Just in case /s! Just in case /s!
I really, really wish I knew. I've read a lot of books about how to have conversations with those that disagree with you, tried different tactics, tried to understand their point of view and how to counter it, but to very little effect. There are those that hold very, very tightly to their beliefs and there are those that will change their mind upon getting better info and the gap between is immense.
Hey, how do you know when Trump is lying?
His mouth is open.
Great job on keeping people accountable, calling them out when they do wrong and enabling some semblance of justice around here. Thank you.
See how the UAW strike has expanded to 41 locations in four phases with this interactive map from Democracy Labs. https://thedemlabs.org/2023/10/24/uaw-strike-expansion-map/
Great reporting- thank you.
Another GOP lie: nobody anywhere is being forced to buy EVs, nor will they be.
I had no idea Youngkin blocked a Ford plant - that's really putting "America first." Also can't believe the Dems aren't exploiting that right now. Wait, that I can believe. /s