buyout http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/12132/all en It's My Buyout, I'll Cry If I Want To http://www.mrc.org/ap/its-my-buyout-ill-cry-if-i-want <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     Apparently only Ford trucks are built “tough,” not its union employees – at least according to the Associated Press. AP’s December 26 story about workers considering buyouts was more of a pity party for those getting six-figure payouts to leave their jobs.      </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/ap/its-my-buyout-ill-cry-if-i-want" target="_blank">read more</a></p> AP auto buyout car Ford MediaBias Union Thu, 28 Dec 2006 19:38:47 +0000 admin 24911 at http://www.mrc.org Unions: Good Ol' Days or Part of Ford's Demise? http://www.mrc.org/articles/unions-good-ol-days-or-part-fords-demise <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/amy-menefee">Amy Menefee</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; When an American auto manufacturer gets in trouble, journalists are quick to declare the American way of life is dying. </p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Despite the growth and health of Honda and Toyota plants employing American workers, not to mention a strong economy with 4.7-percent unemployment, network reporters often turn to nostalgia and overlook unions’ negative impact on the industry. </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/unions-good-ol-days-or-part-fords-demise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Economy auto buyout car Chevy Ford GM layoff manufacturer SUV truck UAW Union Wed, 20 Sep 2006 20:55:46 +0000 admin 25044 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Steer Ford Stories to 'Hard Times,' Ignoring Other Firms on Track http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-steer-ford-stories-hard-times-ignoring-other-firms-track <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The offer of wide-scale buyouts at Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: <a href="http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=F"></a>F) gave networks news shows a new excuse to claim – falsely – that the U.S. auto industry is “now struggling to survive.” </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-steer-ford-stories-hard-times-ignoring-other-firms-track" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Economy auto buyout car Chevrolet Chevy Chrysler Detroit Employment Firing Ford GM hiring Honda layoff manufacturing plant Toyota truck Union wage worker Fri, 15 Sep 2006 19:55:30 +0000 admin 25049 at http://www.mrc.org