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  • UAW's super-high pay a myth

     
    by Frank James One of the stumbling blocks that reportedly caused the Senate to fail to pass the auto-bailout legislation was Senate Republican demands that the United Auto Workers at the Detroit Three auto plants get their wages to parity......
  • Auto bailout: Dems want UAW's permission?

     
    Some weeks ago, we asserted that after the UAW helped Democrats win, Democrats would try to protect the UAW's generous wage and benefit packages while taking taxpayer money to rescue Detroit's Big Three. That scenario seems to be playing......
  • New pension tier for the NYC uniforms: Fight is on

     
    Proposals to cheapen pensions for future New York City uniformed employees -- pushed this week by Gov. David A. Paterson at Mayor Michael Bloomberg???s urging -- are gaining their share of buzz on Long Island. Thousands of Nassau and......
  • Obama to name Rep. Solis to Labor post

     
    by Frank James Rep. Hilda Solis of the Los Angeles-area is reportedly President-elect Barack Obama's choice for Labor Department secretary and the raves are coming in. Labor likes her a lot (no surprise there. A pick this important would have......
  • Substance: Questions Caroline doesn't have time for

     
    Caroline Kennedy's Senate candidacy seems to be based on her name, her celebrity, and her support among some Democratic powerbrokers and non-Democrat VIPs like Bloomberg. She gives every appearance of considering substance -- where she stands -- beside...
  • Bush deal: UAW gets its way?

     
    On the surface, the Bush auto bailout package has the same requirement that the United Auto Workers refused to accept from Senate Republicans last week -- that they cut wages and benefits to the level of foreign-based non-union auto makers......
  • Ten for Friday: Bush backs auto bailout

     
    Bush announced a rescue plan for Detroit that will provide a $13.4 billion emergency loan from existing bailout funds in return for an agreement to restructure debt and bring UAW labor costs down to a level that is competitive......
  • Substance: Caroline answers some questions

     
    After a week spent touching base with New York powerbrokers in her quest for Hillary Clinton's Senate seat, Caroline Kennedy today began answering some substantive questions to sketch out where she stands on the issues. In an item yesterday,......
  • Yankees not on verge of signing Manny Ramirez

     
    If any of you saw the ImpactoDeportivo.com report that the Yankees are on the verge of signing Manny Ramirez to a three-year, $75-million contract, don't get excited (either good or bad). It's not true. Hal Steinbrenner told me this afternoon,......
  • NYC Payroll: Fun with numbers

     
    The Empire Center has posted the entire NYC payroll -- 427,759 full and part time workers at 85 agencies -- on the Internet, at SeeThroughNY.net, where it joins the payrolls of the NYS government and 18 authorities, including the MTA.......
  • Social Security's new 'twins': Patty Duke

     
    by Frank James Remember the Patty Duke Show of the 1960s with the ridiculous, genetically impossible premise of two cousins who were identical twins? It was double trouble in black and white. If you do, then the Social Security......