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Automakers Pushing House Dems to Pass New NAFTA

Automakers Pushing House Dems to Pass New NAFTA

The rewrite of the North American Free Trade Agreement is apparently about to sink, ratcheting up the anxiety for the automakers with operations in Mexico. “House Democrats say there’s little-to-no chance that Congress will take up President Donald Trump’s...
Tesla Gets Tariff Exemption from Commerce Department

Tesla Gets Tariff Exemption from Commerce Department

Despite all of the bluster by the Trump administration about levying tariffs on steel and aluminum, the U.S. Commerce Department has offered plenty of tariff waivers on auto companies. Most of those have been for steel, but Tesla just got the government to waive 10%...
UAW Chides Trump Administration about Emissions Plans

UAW Chides Trump Administration about Emissions Plans

A Congressional subcommittee heard testimony this week that the Trump administration proposed changes to the existing emissions and fuel economy requirements would reduce employment in the auto industry and open the car business to junk science. Josh Nassar, the...
Pedestrian, Bicyclist Deaths Rise in 2018

Pedestrian, Bicyclist Deaths Rise in 2018

U.S. pedestrian and bicyclist deaths rose in 2018 despite an overall drop in traffic fatalities of 1% in 2018 to 36,750, according to a preliminary report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Last year, pedestrian deaths were projected please to...
UAW Loses Organizing Bid at Volkswagen Chattanooga Plant

UAW Loses Organizing Bid at Volkswagen Chattanooga Plant

The United Auto Workers narrowly lost its bid to organize blue-collar workers at the Volkswagen AG assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The vote, 833 against the union to 776 for the UAW, was closer than the 2014 effort but still fell short. Some 51.8% of workers...