Editor’s note: Tonight on the NewsHour, Paul profiles Richard Trumka, the newly elected president of the AFL-CIO, the labor federation representing 57 unions and 11.5 million…
As AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka works to protect organized labor from the excesses of big business, he faces dwindling ranks, splits among union groups, and diminished public support. Paul Solman reports.
Nearly a dozen union leaders met with President Obama Monday in an effort to gain support for key legislation now before Congress. Ray Suarez talks with experts about the bills and their potential impact on workers and employers.
In other news, President Barack Obama predicted stimulus funds will help create or save 600,000 jobs this summer and Lebanese election results show the ruling, pro-Western bloc beat back a political challenge from Hezbollah.
Paul Solman: Thursday’s interview with UAW president Ron Gettelfinger elicited some strong reactions from viewers, of which these email excerpts are but a sample: Viewer 1: I have respected The NewsHour for years.
Paul Solman reports from Detroit on how General Motors' bankruptcy filing may impact different company stakeholders -- from union members to bondholders to car dealers -- and explains why the company chose reorganization over liquidation.
GM's bankruptcy will result in the federal government owning 60 percent of the newly restructured company. GM CFO Ray Young discusses the company's future.
In shooting a story on the GM bankruptcy that will air tonight, we asked a group of United Auto Worker retirees to put their questions directly to UAW President Ron Gettelfinger. Here are their…
As GM moves closer to a reorganization plan, UAW President Ron Gettelfinger gives the union's perspective on the recent plans to boost the struggling auto industry.
Editor’s note: Paul Solman sat down today with United Auto Workers chief Ron Gettelfinger for a wide-ranging interview about the future of the GM, how the union may fare in any reorganization deal, and how Gettelfinger responds to critics who…
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