UAW

New UAW leaders have full plate

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
The UAW's 37th constitutional convention last week produced a new slate of leaders who will be responsible for moving the union past a major corruption scandal and reaching a new labor agreement with the Detroit 3 next year.

PHILIP NUSSEL

Gary Jones' challenge leading the UAW

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2018
Well, that didn't take long. New UAW President Gary Jones took less than a day at the helm of his troubled union to attack journalists for doing their job.

VIDEO: First Shift: UAW shuffles execs who will lead Detroit 3 talks

8:00 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2018
UAW shuffles execs who will lead Detroit 3 talks; WH to meet with automakers on fuel economy; NAFTA talks back on; European sales inch up; Magna's aim: AVs with aesthetic appeal.

UAW'S LEADERSHIP CHANGE

UAW shifts VP Estrada to FCA from GM department

4:40 pm U.S. ET | June 14, 2018
UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada is moving over to steer bargaining at the union's Fiat Chrysler department from the GM department. Vice president Terry Dittes, who has overseen the union's FCA department since January, was appointed head of the UAW's GM department.

UAW delegates elect new leaders amid widening federal probe

3:30 pm U.S. ET | June 13, 2018
Opposition to the leadership-selected slate gained little traction at the union's 37th Constitutional Convention, despite a widening federal probe.

FCA, UAW co-conspirators in training center scandal, prosecutors say

8:17 am U.S. ET | June 13, 2018
Federal prosecutors labeled Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and the UAW co-conspirators in the corruption scandal surrounding the UAW-FCA training center, according to a document obtained by The Detroit News.

UAW delegates approve 31% pay raise for union leaders, add flexible dues structure

12:59 pm U.S. ET | June 12, 2018
UAW delegates on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved 31 percent salary increases for the union's international leaders and also approved a plan to add flexibility to the union's dues structure.

UAW will present outgoing Williams with retirement perks

9:24 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2018
UAW delegates are expected to present outgoing UAW President Dennis Williams with the use of a cabin at the union's Black Lake retreat and conference center when he retires this week.

Worker testifies that Tesla stopped him from organizing union

9:23 pm U.S. ET | June 11, 2018
A Tesla employee organizing a union was asked by a supervisor and company security guards to leave the factory after handing out pro-union flyers, the worker testified at an NLRB hearing over whether Tesla violated federal safeguards for employee activity.

Tesla accuses UAW of steering anti-Elon Musk infomercial

4:19 pm U.S. ET | June 11, 2018
Tesla's trial before a National Labor Relations Board administrative law judge began with a lawyer for the electric-car maker accusing the UAW of waging a smear campaign on its CEO, Elon Musk.

MICHAEL WAYLAND

UAW's Williams leaves with a clouded legacy

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 11, 2018
Dennis Williams' legacy likely will not be what many expected it to be when he was elected to lead the union in June 2014.

UAW-Chrysler training center sues to recover $4.4 million in embezzled funds

3:44 pm U.S. ET | June 8, 2018
The UAW-Chrysler National Training Center, embroiled in a multimillion-dollar federal corruption scandal, sued two former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles officials and a union leader's widow Friday to recover more than $4.4 million in embezzled funds.

Tweet for tweet

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 28, 2018
Elon Musk and the UAW went toe-to-toe on Twitter last week. Tesla's CEO attacked the union, which is trying to organize workers at the company's plant in Fremont, Calif.

Ex-FCA employee pleads guilty to charge in UAW training center scandal

4:04 pm U.S. ET | May 25, 2018
Michael Brown was charged with lying to a federal grand jury about the scope of the scandal.

UAW president shows support for U.S. plan to explore import duties

1:17 pm U.S. ET | May 24, 2018
UAW President Dennis Williams is supportive of the Trump administration's efforts to launch a national security investigation into car and truck imports that could lead to new U.S. tariffs.

Elon Musk, in latest Tweet storm, channels Caesar, Soviet era media

7:34 am U.S. ET | May 24, 2018
Elon Musk, barely a month after his behavior on an earnings call shook investor confidence, hit out on Twitter with a series of combative posts this week, leaving many scratching their heads at best and prompting scrutiny from labor regulators at worst.

Musk tweet violates U.S. labor law, UAW alleges

11:43 am U.S. ET | May 24, 2018
In a complaint, the UAW alleges that Tesla CEO Elon Musk violated the National Labor Relations Act by threatening to take away employee stock options in retaliation for engaging in protected union activity.

Ford halts F-150 production in Kansas City after supplier fire

11:20 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2018
A supplier fire last week is pinching production of the F-150 pickup, but the impact is expected to be minimal for both Ford and its dealers.

Bitter pill for UAW at GM's Orion plant

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 6, 2018
A new agreement could become a template for lowering costs at other car plants that have experienced production declines due to slow-selling products.

Gary Casteel, the UAW's No. 2 leader, to retire

6:37 pm U.S. ET | April 16, 2018
UAW Secretary-Treasurer Gary Casteel, 60, will not seek re-election and plans to retire when his current term ends in June.

Another charge, plea deal in UAW-FCA scandal

3:26 pm U.S. ET | April 5, 2018
A former UAW official pleaded guilty for his role in the widening, multimillion-dollar corruption scandal involving a joint training center between the union and Fiat Chrysler.

NLRB files amended complaint against Tesla, schedules hearing

3:31 pm U.S. ET | April 2, 2018
The National Labor Relations Board found merit to complaints levied by Tesla factory workers against the automaker, the UAW said, and the case has been scheduled to go before a judge in June.

UAW: Membership up by 15,000 in '17

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2018
Total membership in the UAW rose 3.6 percent year-over-year to 430,871 in 2017, marking the eighth consecutive year that the union saw an increase in total membership, according to an annual filing with the U.S. Department of Labor.

UAW says it gained almost 15,000 members in 2017

4:45 pm U.S. ET | March 29, 2018
Total membership in the UAW rose by 15,000 workers to 430,871 in 2017, marking the eighth consecutive year that the union saw an increase in total membership.

Former top aide charged in federal UAW-FCA training center probe

3:33 pm U.S. ET | March 21, 2018
A former top aide of ex-UAW Vice President Norwood Jewell who was part of the union's 2015 contract negotiations with FCA has been charged with accepting illegal payments provided by the automaker.

 
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70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2018

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Why VW should share its skateboard and change the world

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Land Rover sets course for Defender to come home

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The Elkann style: Sustainability … at Ferrari speed

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8 2018

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Why BMW's new 3 series needs to up its game

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6 2018

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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2018

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VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

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12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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