President Barack Obama is close to choosing Mike Froman, currently the deputy national security adviser for international economics, as U.S. Trade Representative, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Bob King , the next United Auto Workers leader, inherits a union that gave up thousands of jobs and billions in benefits to save the U.S. auto industry. His legacy will rest on how workers are rewarded in the recovery.
The United Auto Workers, trying a third time to organize Nissan Motor Co.’s U.S. workers, accused Japan’s second-largest automaker of threatening to shut its Canton, Mississippi, factory before it allows the union in.
United Auto Workers President Bob King said yesterday he has asked for higher wages for new workers at General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group LLC, which he said won’t add to the companies’ fixed costs.