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Unnatural disasters: Auto crisis highlights need to save pensions

The grave situation facing the auto industry is bringing into sharp focus the sorry state in which the Bush regime left our nation’s entire retiree security structure. A recent New York Times piece highlights the pro-corporate bias that has permeated the “mainstream” media’s coverage of this crisis.

Nissan to shed 20,000 car workers

JAPANESE car manufacturer Nissan declared on Monday that it is slashing 20,000 jobs or 8.5 per cent of its global workforce.

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Michigan notebook: Autoworkers rally for jobs; Calls for justice for child care workers

WARREN, Mich. — Inside the City Hall atrium in this working class suburb of Detroit, 250 autoworkers rallied Jan. 13 to save their jobs. Billed as “Stand Up for American Products and American Workers,” the rally was called by Warren Mayor Jim Fouts at the behest of several autoworkers.