FROM Katie Merx
United Auto Makers Strike after Negotiations Break Down As United Auto Workers appear on the verge of ratifying a new contract with General Motors , almost 32,000 workers at Chrysler walked off the job today. Picket lines went up at 19 manufacturing plants and 22 other facilities in 14 states. Katie Merx is business writer at the Detroit Free Press .
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.