While the background and context of the book is the current crisis in the American automobile industry, the focus is on Kokomo, home to three generations of autoworkers. This is the story of the union leaders, the salaried plant managers, the elected local officials as well as ordinary citizens of the town. In telling their story, the authors succinctly explain how the Detroit autombobile industry stumbled and how this affected millions of people in the US, Canada and Mexico. The populist narrative is ultimately an exhortation to save the stumbling industry.31, 78; biography, 1 19-120; on 2009 uaw contract modifications, - 203; orders short strike in 2007, 210; draws modest ... 117 Good, Randy (owner of Gooda#39;s Candy Store in Anderson, in), 261-262 Goodnight, Greg (mayor of Kokomo, in), 1, 5-6, ... in (Honda Civic plants open in 2008), 241 Greider, William (cited), 332 Greller, Matt (in Association of Cities and Towns), ... gm employee), 62 Haynes, Elwood (invented stainless steel, founded car company), 9 Haynes-Apperson Automobileanbsp;...
|Title||:||At the Crossroads|
|Author||:||Abraham Aamidor, Ted Evanoff|
|Publisher||:||E C W Press - 2010|