FCA's U.S. car output to go to Mexico in UAW-deal production shuffle

10:17 am U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2015

A tentative labor agreement between Fiat Chrysler and the UAW would move U.S. car production to Mexico and concentrate pickup, SUV and crossover production in the U.S., Automotive News has learned. According to sources, production of the Ram 1500 pickup would move from Warren Truck to Sterling Heights Assembly during the proposed four-year pact....
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Fiat Chrysler to pay UAW members $3,000 ratification bonus, report says

6:47 am U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will pay UAW members $3,000 bonuses if they ratify a new contract in the coming days, people briefed on the matter told Bloomberg....
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BLOG: Union speak: UAW's FCA deal sets floor for GM, Ford bargaining

1:21 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2015

UAW President Dennis Williams was asked last night whether the union’s tentative contract with Fiat Chrysler would serve as the pattern for deals with Ford and GM. Williams tortured the answer during the Q&A portion of a press briefing announcing the agreement....
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UAW, FCA pact ties worker bonus to long-term goals

3:02 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2015

The proposed labor pact for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles ties union worker pay to meeting long-term company goals including productivity gains, according to a memo sent to the company's employees today from CEO Sergio Marchionne....
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The UAW-FCA tentative agreement: 'Expectations are very high'

11:15 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2015

The tentative contract agreement between the UAW and Fiat Chrysler stirred quite a reaction out of those who follow the auto industry, despite the disclosure of virtually none of its details....
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UAW, Fiat Chrysler reach tentative labor deal

6:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2015

UAW President Dennis Williams said the union's tentative contract with Fiat Chrysler makes progress in closing the gap between Tier 1 and entry-level workers while allowing veteran workers to share in the financial success of the company. Williams and FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne also agreed that the UAW's idea of creating a health care co-op for active workers has the potential to control costs....
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BLOG: In this round of UAW talks, a high number of anxious new hires

1:44 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2015

The last time that such a large proportion of the UAW membership was new to the contract negotiation process was probably when the UAW was created eight decades ago....
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BLOG: Marchionne makes habit of line-jumping into UAW talks

3:22 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2015

That Fiat Chrysler jumped to the head of the line to negotiate first with the UAW is classic Sergio Marchionne. The FCA boss wasn't about to let either of his counterparts at Ford or GM negotiate a richer deal that FCA might not be able to afford....
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UAW, FCA labor talks continue as contract is extended

10:19 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2015

Negotiators for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and the UAW continued bargaining after their current contract was extended on an hour-by-hour basis past a 12:01 a.m. ET Tuesday deadline....
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Marchionne will miss Frankfurt show to handle UAW talks

7:10 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne has cancelled his appearance at the Frankfurt auto show this week after the automaker was picked as the target company in labor talks in the U.S....
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BLOG: Why did the UAW pick Fiat Chrysler?

4:10 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13, 2015

Though the UAW hasn’t revealed its thinking behind its choice of FCA as its negotiating target, its reasoning likely flows from the fact that FCA’s leadership has continuously spoken against the two-tiered wage system that has so benefited the three automakers since 2007....
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UAW names Fiat Chrysler lead target in contract talks

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13, 2015

The UAW has chosen Fiat Chrysler as its target to set the pattern for a contract deal before turning to GM and Ford. FCA, the most financially challenged of the Detroit 3, could become a strike target if the two sides cannot arrive at an agreement....
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Products pack some power in UAW talks

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2015

The UAW realizes that the best job security comes from building a popular vehicle productively. With several Detroit 3 factories in the U.S. hungry for new and replacement vehicles to build, such commitments are sure to be a part of this year's labor negotiations and contracts as well....
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BLOG: UAW talks will turn on Tier 2 resolution

3:50 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2015

The main issue at the UAW-Detroit 3 bargaining table is wages. Specifically, whether the UAW can deliver a path out of Tier 2 to full wages for all workers and whether veteran or Tier 1 workers can expect their first wage increase in 10 years. Repeat, 10 years....
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Ford UAW workers authorize strike

10:21 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2015

UAW-represented workers at Ford overwhelmingly authorized union leadership to strike the automaker should they not reach a new contract agreement, according to a statement today....
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UAW to select Detroit 3 target for contract negotiations by next week

1:19 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2015

The UAW plans to pick a target for contract negotiations by Sept. 14, the day its current four-year accord with the major automakers ends....
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Think co-op, not VEBA, for health care pool

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 6, 2015

This summer, UAW President Dennis Williams floated the idea that the union wanted to work with the Detroit 3 to create a health-care pool for workers. Best guess as to what that means: a purchasing consortium to drive down the fees that hospitals, doctors and insurers charge....
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UAW's last Tier 1 auto hire watches talks closely

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2015

As the UAW fights to eliminate the lower-paying Tier 2 wage system, Nick Thielen, the Detroit 3's last Tier 1 hire, counts his blessings....
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Detroit 3 show interest in UAW health care overhaul idea

7:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2015

The Detroit 3 automakers are showing increased interest in the UAW's proposal that they pool their healthcare systems, a sign that contract talks between the union and manufacturers are down to the big money issues....
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UAW negotiators pledge they’ll prevail in Ford contract talks

6:46 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2015

UAW negotiators said they will prevail in their contract talks with Ford as a deadline to strike a deal approaches. "We believe now is our time," Mark Payne, president of UAW Local 1250, which represents workers at a Ford engine plant near Cleveland, said in a YouTube video....
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Bill Ford says health care co-op possible in UAW talks

12:42 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2015

Ford Motor Executive Chairman Bill Ford said the company is considering a health-care co-op, an issue the UAW has raised in negotiations on a new contract....
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UAW members at GM vote to authorize a strike

5:45 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015

UAW-represented workers at General Motors plants overwhelmingly authorized union leadership to strike the carmaker if the two sides reach an impasse during talks over a new wage and benefit pact....
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The UAW benefits failure that wasn't

10:42 am U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2015

Five years ago, GM, Ford and Chrysler, with the UAW's blessing, created an independent entity to provide health insurance for more than 700,000 retirees. Despite predictions of failure, the $61 billion UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust is thriving today....
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Ford, UAW in talks to revive Ranger sales, output in U.S.

12:15 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2015

Ford is in discussions with the UAW about bringing the Ranger midsize pickup and Bronco SUV back to the U.S. market, according to media reports and a person with knowledge of the talks. The company is considering a plan to build the vehicles at Michigan Assembly Plant near Detroit after production of the Focus and C-Max ends in 2018, the source said....
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Why UAW VEBA could be model for contract talks between union, Detroit 3

2:48 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2015

UAW President Dennis Williams recently said an independent health care cooperative might be formed to negotiate health care services contracts jointly with the UAW trust. The resulting clout of up to 1.7 million former and current autoworkers, and hundreds of thousands of other dependents, could reduce or slow health care costs for all, Williams said....
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