John Lippert
Contributor|Transportation

ABOUT

I started building cars at General Motors Co. when I was 20 years old and I’ve been writing about them ever since. Along the way, I’ve been a senior writer and bureau chief at Bloomberg News, a labor writer

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I started building cars at General Motors Co. when I was 20 years old and I’ve been writing about them ever since. Along the way, I’ve been a senior writer and bureau chief at Bloomberg News, a labor writer at the Detroit Free Press, and a bargaining chairman at Newspaper Guild Local 22. I’m a grandfather now and living in Chicago, but I still like to think and to write about cars. They’re a crucial test of whether we can solve complex social problems like climate change and income inequality.

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Nov 8, 2019

UAW Scandal Leaves Space For Trump To Prance As Workingman’s Hero

Amid a vacuum of leadership by union officials on the take, Trump has been able to woo autoworkers with a dubious protectionist message just when the need for a clear-eyed debate about how to save industrial America has never been greater.
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Nov 1, 2019

Bill Ford Is A Hero In Clean Car Battle With Trump, But Not Mary Barra

Whatever else people remember about Bill Ford’s stewardship of his great-grandfather’s company, they’ll say he was on the right side of history in this case. Mary Barra, in contrast, could have trouble escaping the stench of Trump’s White House.