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GM and UAW Reach Tentative Agreement On New National Labor Contract

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 26th, 2007 4:15pm

Company to strengthen U.S. manufacturing presence with significant future investments, parties also agree to create independent retiree health care trust General Motors sent out a release this morning saying the United Auto Workers have reached a tentative agreement on a new national labor contract, covering approximately 74,000 represented employees. The agreement is subject to UAW member ratification. Hopefully this ...


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Ask Patty Around the World Blog Carnival: September 25, 2007

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 26th, 2007 6:41am

Welcome back to this week's blog carnival of female friendly car items from all around the world. Last week we focused on wacky cars. This week, we've got a broader potpourri of women's automotive news. Enjoy! During meetings with vendors and site organizers years ago, Josephine Alcazar often felt invisible. Although she was the co-owner of Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions, she wasn't ...


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UAW Strikes Against General Motors

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 25th, 2007 9:49pm

The United Auto Workers Union and General Motors have failed to reach an agreement in contract negotiations, and as a result, the UAW began a labor strike on Monday. The strike affects 73,000 American workers, and through an ongoing ripple effect, as many as 100,000 additional Canadian workers. The action also impacts suppliers that sell parts to General Motors. Union officials said their only choice was to strike ...


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GM 2008 Collection is Coming up Roses with a Focus on Energy Diversity

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 24th, 2007 6:06am

I had a blast attending the General Motors 2008 Collection event this week with the ever passionate Bob Lutz, GM Vice Chairman and Susan Docherty, General Motors Western Region General Manager who I recently interviewed on AskPatty.com, they spoke about their excitement surrounding the GM brand revitalization that is currently underway. This event was a rare opportunity for me to test drive the many GM 2008 models before the ...


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OnStar Helps to Locate Missing Children

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Sep 10th, 2007 2:40pm

GM's pioneer and industry leader for in vehicle safety, security, and communication services takes another step to improve efforts with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children OnStar recently announced that its partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) will be expanded to provide geographically targeted AMBER Alert messages to OnStar subscribers. In addition to ...


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Ask Patty Blog Carnival Week Around the Auto World: April 23

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 24th, 2007 7:49pm

It seems as if April Fools Day was just here yesterday, and now the end of the month is quickly approaching. So, before April slips away, let us take this opportunity to remind you about some not-so-foolish things. Like how important it is to wear your seatbelt and other ways you can improve your safety as well as the environment. Consumer Reports reminds us that driving can be dangerous and seatbelts are an ...


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Hummer 'Courageous Kids' program delivers child-sized Hummers to hospitals nationwide

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 24th, 2007 3:52pm

Here's a cool thing that came across my desktop this morning: Many hospitals across the United States will soon be adding child-sized, battery-operated Hummer vehicles to their pediatric units. The subcompact suvs are being donated by Hummer dealerships under a program called "Courageous Kids." The Hummers are used by young patients who may "drive" themselves into surgery or for other medical ...


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Ask Patty Blog Carnival Week Around the Auto World: April 23

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 23rd, 2007 7:00pm

It seems as if April Fools Day was just here yesterday, and now the end of the month is quickly approaching. So, before April slips away, let us take this opportunity to remind you about some not-so-foolish things. Like how important it is to wear your seatbelt and other ways you can improve your safety as well as the environment. Consumer Reports reminds us that driving can be dangerous and seatbelts are an ...


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Ask Patty Bites the Big Apple, Day Two

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 6th, 2007 9:12am

Ask Patty Bites the Big Apple, Day Two General Motors opened the New York Auto Show on Wednesday morning with the first vehicle reveal, hosted by GM Chairman Bob Lutz and Vice President of GM Global Design Ed Welburn. A high-energy hip-hop dance troupe presented a trio of brightly colored mini cars meant to highlight Chevy's new focus on design. Introduced as "the Triplets" we were told the creative little ...


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