Is it all good?
It seems like nothing but good news for American car companies. Sure, they still can't convince the elite snobs of the West and East coasts that their cars are fine and dandy. Those coastal people seem intent on buying Japanese and German cars. The people of Japan scratch their head at our lack of nationalism.
And our car companies are up against a stubborn economy that may never rebound to the now wonderful memories of the Clinton era.
But the latest good news -- at least for General Motors -- comes from good ol' Tennessee.
UAW Local 1853 Bargaining Chairman Mike Herron told The Daily Herald in Columbia that 82 percent of the union's members voted Friday to approve the agreement. Other union locals are also expected to ratify the deal by Wednesday.
GM has not said which cars will be built at the plant but the jobs are expected to be up and running sometime next year.
The automaker has said it will invest $61 million for one midsize car and add 600 jobs, while it will spend $358 million on another midsize car with 1,100 jobs created.