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    Report: How a hostage negotiator buys a car
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    Planet Money on National Public Radio takes an aerial view of the government's "fiscal cliff" brouhaha via three different negotiating techniques – the issue isn't what each side is trying to get, but how each side might try to get it. The two hosts outline three different ways to persuade, ...

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    Report: Chrysler, CAW reach tentative contract agreement
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    The Canadian Auto Workers union and Chrysler have reportedly come to a tentative agreement, ending a long-running series of contract negotiations. Chrysler was the last of the Detroit automakers to continue negotiating with the CAW, as General Motors and Ford had both recently come to terms with ...

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    Report: CAW reaches tentative agreement with Ford
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    After seeming to be at an impasse as late as this morning, the Canadian Autoworkers union and Ford have reached a tentative agreement with just hours to go before the CAW's work stoppage deadline. The deal that has been agreed upon will run for the next four years and cover around 4,500 ...

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    Report: CAW asked to keep working as deadline looms
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    Representatives from the Canadian Auto Workers union and Ford continue to work on new national agreement. The deadline for reaching a deal is tonight at midnight. Urging solidarity in these high-stakes last hours, CAW leadership has asked its members to stay on the job at all locations. In an ...

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    Report: Chrysler and UAW extend talks by a month, Ford next
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    Automotive News is reporting that Chrysler and the United Auto Workers have extended contract negotiations for an additional four weeks. The talks are bent toward a new wage and benefit pack that will impact around 23,000 workers. Previously, Chrysler and the UAW were operating under a one-week ...

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    REPORT: French workers vote against blowing up plant as long as their demands are met
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    Workers at French car parts maker New Fabris (its main clients include Renault and Peugeot-Citroen) have voted down immediate plans to explosively send the roof of their plant into the troposphere, as long as talks with aides to Industry Minister Christian Estrosi are in the works. It seems that ...

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    REPORT: UAW agrees to ban strikes?(!)
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    According to a post on The Detroit Bureau, a key stipulation in the tentative contract reached between the United Auto Workers and Chrysler is that the union's right to strike will be all but eliminated for at least the next few years.As quoted in the story, Harley Shaiken, a labor relations ...

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    REPORT: Fiat's Marchionne could replace Nardelli as Chrysler CEO in management shake-up royale
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    If you were surprised by the "resignation" of GM chief Rick Wagoner late last month, get used to the idea. Chrysler reportedly has some major management changes in store as well, including a new seven-member executive board including representatives from Fiat and the Obama administration's ...

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    Tuesday deadline for Chrysler Canada to make CAW deal
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    After declaring that the deal GM struck with the Canadian Auto Workers union wasn't nearly good enough, Chrysler has threatened to pull out of Canada if cannot come to an agreement with the CAW by Tuesday, March 31. Making matters even more pressing is the fact that the Canadian government has set ...

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    REPORT: Chrysler considering pulling out of Canada
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    According to The Canadian Press, Chrysler may elect to pull all manufacturing operations out of Canada if it cannot come to an agreement with the Canadian Auto Workers by month's end. The embattled automaker is looking negotiating with the CAW in part to reduce wages from an average of $76 to $57, ...

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    GM/UAW concession talks commence
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    To ensure long-term viability, General Motors has pledged an arm and a leg (and maybe an eye) to satisfy conditions imposed by the federal government after the automaker received billions in taxpayer-funded loans. In addition to reducing debt and condensing the number and type of vehicles it ...

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    Officially Official: Ford picks Tata as preferred bidder for Jaguar/Land Rover
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    Previous rumors that Indian automaker Tata was chosen by Ford from among a group of bidders to buy Jaguar and Land Rover have proven to be true, as both Tata and Ford announced earlier today that they have moved into advanced negotiations on the sale of the two British marques. Although both ...

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    Bertone sold to Gruppo Prototipo
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    Only days before heading to bankruptcy court, Italian engineering firm and carrozzeria Bertone revealed that it was about to pull a last-minute trick out of its sleeve in an announcement later that day. But when the announcement didn't come, the industry was left wondering if, after 95 years in ...

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    UAW will deal with GM first in negotiations
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    GM has been chosen as the lead company in the UAW contract renegotiation talks. That means that the UAW will come to a contractual agreement with GM first, and that contract will be used as the template for negotiations with the other two carmakers, Chrysler and Ford. Of course, that also means ...

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