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UAW Defends Korean FTA as Other Unions Protest Deal

In a late Friday afternoon e-mail to its members and supporters, the United Auto Workers Union defended its endorsement of the revised and still controversial Korean FTA or so called Free Trade Agreement. The defense came after the heads of … Continue reading

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North Korea – Arsonist Striking Matches

North Korea is an arsonist nation playing with matches that could hurt not only Hyundai and Kia sales, but global trade. Continue reading

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AFL-CIO Rejects Korean FTA. New Trade Policy Called For

The proposed Korean Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the U.S. should be rejected by the Congress because its investment and government procurement provisions will encourage “offshoring,” according to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. His statement came after the Detroit Three auto companies … Continue reading

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Detroit Three Continue to Trail Import Brands on Customer Retention Rates. Conquest Rates Are Up Slightly

While customer retention rates among Detroit Three brands as a whole have improved slightly from 2009, domestic makers still trail import brands when an existing vehicle owner considers purchasing the same brand again. Continue reading

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Korean Free Trade Agreement gets UAW, Ford Support

Two of the biggest automotive opponents of the controversial Korean Free Trade Agreement – the Ford Motor Company and the UAW – have reversed their opposing positions following modifications late last week that keeps tariffs on Korean auto exports to the U.S. while eliminating them on U.S. automotive exports.
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