Fixing the American Auto Industry

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Sales at Ford Motor Company dropped 18% last month, and Toyota outsold Ford by 35,000 vehicles—many of which were Made in America. Meantime, workers at General Motors are voting on a contract some say will save the company—and maybe Ford and Chrysler, as well, although skeptics say the union didn't give up enough. These are bad times for the industry that once dominated the world's strongest economy. Can it become competitive once again? We hear more about that GM contract, mileage standards, global warming—and clean diesel.

Credits

Guests:
John McElroy - Host, 'Autoline Detroit', Peter Morici - University of Maryland - @pmorici1, Harley Shaiken - Professor of Labor, UC Berkeley, David Friedman - Reserach Director, Union of Concerned Scientists' Clean Vehicle Program

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Dan Konecky, Katie Cooper, Christian Bordal