Monthly Archives: December 2008

Auto bailout dead, for now

Tonight the U.S. Senate rejected the proposed loan package designed to stave off bankruptcy for General Motors and Chrysler.  The sticking point, according to various news sources, was a demand by Senate Republicans that the United Auto Workers union accept … Continue reading

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A taste of things to come?

While Congress debates what to do about our economic crisis, a group of Chicago workers have taken matters into their own hands. Last week managers at Chicago’s Republic Windows announced that the company would shut down in three days, and … Continue reading

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