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Ford plans to double Mexico vehicle production, report says

3:42 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016

Ford plans to double vehicle production capacity in Mexico as the automaker focuses its U.S. assembly plants on more profitable pickups and utility vehicles, according to a report published Sunday....
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UAW was unprepared for social media influence on talks, Williams says

2:50 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2016

UAW President Dennis Williams said the union took away several lessons from its rocky 2015 negotiations with Detroit automakers -- chief among them being the influence of social media on members....
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How GM saved itself from Flint water crisis

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 31, 2016

Thanks to its fortuitous location and some heads-up planning, GM was able to sidestep a crisis that has befallen everyone else in the city where it was born more than a century ago....
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FCA to pay UAW workers up to $4,000 in profit sharing

12:39 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2016

UAW-represented Fiat Chrysler workers will receive profit-sharing checks of as much as $4,000 this year, 45 percent more than in 2015, the company said today....
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GM Lordstown plant faces strike threat from UAW locals

3:32 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2016

UAW locals 1112 and 1714, which represent GM workers who produce the Chevrolet Cruze in Lordstown, Ohio, are seeking authorization to strike if problems in local contract negotiations persist....
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Some FCA workers get bonus for plant ratings

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Two Fiat Chrysler plants in North America earned “bronze” status last month under the automaker's World Class Manufacturing ratings system - qualifying workers at one plant for a nice bonus, but not the other because of differences in their labor agreements....
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VW refuses collective bargaining for Tenn. workers, UAW charges

11:17 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2015

The UAW said it filed charges against Volkswagen AG, claiming the company is refusing to enter into collective bargaining for a portion of workers at its assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tenn....
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UAW members ratify contract with steering parts supplier Nexteer

6:37 am U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2015

UAW-represented workers approved a new contract with Nexteer Automotive nearly two weeks after overwhelmingly rejecting a previous deal and engaging in a one-day strike....
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Nexteer's new tentative pact bumps up wages, reduces health care costs

3:29 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2015

A new tentative labor deal between Nexteer Automotive and the UAW secured higher wage gains for most workers and scrapped a controversial health care provision that was a major factor in the previous deal's overwhelming rejection and subsequent strike....
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NICK BUNKLEY

Looks like UAW members have sent another message to their leadership

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2015

More than 3,000 union members at Nexteer Automotive in mid-Michigan made a stunning show of solidarity last week when 97 percent of them voted down a proposed contract. if union leaders underestimated their members' anger and willingness to take a stand, it would be the third time in the past three months....
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UAW members resume work at auto supplier Nexteer's U.S. operations

9:16 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2015

Union workers at Nexteer Automotive's plant in Saginaw, Mich., returned to work today after reaching a tentative agreement on a new contract late Tuesday following a 20-hour strike, officials from the UAW said....
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NICK BUNKLEY

BLOG: UAW members send another loud message to their leadership

3:41 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2015

At a time when Americans seem more divided than ever, more than 3,000 union members at Nexteer Automotive in mid-Michigan made a stunning show of solidarity this week. Solidarity against the people running their union, that is....
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North American auto production put at risk by UAW's strike at Nexteer

9:28 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2015

A strike by UAW members at Nexteer Automotive's steering components plant north of Detroit could force major North American production shutdowns if it lasts more than a day or two....
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UAW members trash Nexteer contract with 97% opposed

1:26 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2015

More than 97 percent of Nexteer Automotive workers represented by the UAW rejected a proposed labor deal on Sunday. UAW Local 699 said 3,103 of the 3,183 workers who voted rejected the deal....
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EDITORIAL

Labor pacts give the auto industry what it needs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2015

The just-completed four-year U.S. labor agreements between the UAW and Detroit 3 automakers generated little enthusiasm. Neither management nor labor got all they wanted. But the overall U.S. auto industry got what it most needed....
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UAW wins organizing drive among skilled workers at VW's Tenn. plant

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2015

The UAW, after decades of failed attempts, won its first organizing drive at a foreign-owned auto assembly plant in the South when skilled trades workers at VW's Chattanooga, Tenn., factory voted, 108-44, to join the union....
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U.S. automakers cautious on Pacific trade pact benefits

2:29 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2015

U.S. automakers are unlikely to win a much bigger share of the Japanese vehicle market under special provisions of a new Pacific trade deal, an industry advisory committee report found, although the pact will open new markets in Malaysia and Vietnam....
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UAW reaches tentative contract deal with supplier Nexteer

7:49 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2015

The UAW, fresh off its newly ratified labor contracts with the Detroit 3 automakers, said it reached a tentative deal with steering parts supplier Nexteer Automotive....
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VW to appeal organizing vote for Tenn. skilled-trades workers

3:18 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Volkswagen plans to appeal a decision to let a small group of skilled-trades workers hold a union vote at its plant in Chattanooga....
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Ford labor chief Fleming to retire, other execs shift

11:52 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

John Fleming, Ford's global manufacturing head and labor chief, will retire at the end of the year, the automaker said today in a statement detailing a series of leadership changes....
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Ford plans $1.3 billion upgrade of Kentucky truck plant

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Ford will invest $1.3 billion in its Kentucky Truck Plant to support the redesigned 2017 Super Duty pickup. Ford said the plans, including a new body shop, will create 2,000 jobs, most of them new hires....
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Ford says UAW contract boosts U.S. labor costs less than 1.5%

9:16 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

Ford's labor costs will rise by less than the projected rate of inflation in each of the next four years, largely because its new contract with the UAW allows the use of more temporary workers and greater flexibility to move production to lower-cost countries if necessary, executives said today....
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Dearborn's a game changer in Ford-UAW pact

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

Call it the Dearborn Contract. Ford Motor's UAW workers narrowly approved a new labor contract with a 51.4 percent “yes” vote - or a margin of about 1,100 votes out of more than 40,000 cast - after a last-ditch effort to get out the vote produced an overwhelming wave of support from the automaker's Dearborn, Mich., complex....
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Higher UAW wages will push Detroit 3 to find cost solutions

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 29, 2015

New UAW contracts give workers the biggest gains they've seen in years and will likely force the Detroit 3 to search for ways to trim costs to avoid hurting their bottom lines....
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UAW, IG Metall push for U.S. 'works councils'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015

A new partnership between the UAW and Germany's giant IG Metall autoworker union plans to advocate for German-style works councils or similar arrangements in the United States....
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