Contract Talks

GM faces union demands following stock buyback plan

6:00 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2015

General Motors CEO Mary Barra started off her second year in the job with an activist investor at her door after her first year was largely consumed by a safety investigation over fatally defective ignition switches. Now she'll need to contend with the UAW, another constituency looking for a slice of GM's cash pile....
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Can UAW fix Tier 2 disparity?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8, 2015

Fiat Chrysler enjoys a labor-cost advantage over Ford after breaking a tradition of pattern deals with the UAW during its 2009 bankruptcy. Now, as the UAW prepares to negotiate new contracts with the Detroit 3, restoring pattern bargaining is going to be difficult....
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Ford on verge of promoting newer UAW hires to top-tier pay for first time

6:15 am U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2015

Ford has exceeded its cap on employees earning second-tier wages and will promote 55 workers hired in 2010 to its top wage scale, the UAW said late Friday. It would be the first time since the UAW agreed to two-tier wages in 2007 that any of the union's members have been moved up to the higher pay scale....
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Getting suppliers 'to believe in GM'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2014

General Motors CEO Mary Barra has made “building relationships” a key focus of her first nine months, from dealers to politicians to the media. But repairing frayed ties with suppliers might top the list....
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UAW local ratifies Lear contract ending 2-tier wages

7:45 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2014

UAW-represented employees at a Lear seat plant in Indiana ratified a new contract today ending a wage structure that pays new-hires less than their veteran colleagues....
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UAW deal with Lear would shed two-tier wages at Ind. plant

10:16 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2014

The agreement that ended a one-day strike at a Lear seat plant supplying Ford in Chicago would get rid of a wage structure that pays new-hires less than their veteran colleagues, a union official said....
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UAW delegates approve 25% dues hike in contentious vote

3:58 pm U.S. ET | June 3, 2014

UAW delegates -- following a contentious debate -- today approved a 25 percent dues rate increase for members that will raise about $50 million annually by taking an extra half-hour of pay a month from rank-and-file workers. The increase takes effect in August....
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King seeks unity as UAW tries to organize transplants, preps for Detroit 3 talks

9:40 am U.S. ET | June 2, 2014

UAW President Bob King, who retires this week, wants to build unity at the union as it continues efforts to organize transplants in the South and prepares for collective bargaining with the Detroit 3 next year....
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Nissan's Munoz: 'You Grow or You Go'

Nissan's Munoz: 'You Grow or You Go'

Nissan North America Chairman Jose Munoz has a tough goal to meet: Raise the combined U.S. market share of the Nissan and Infiniti brands from 8.4 percent last year to 10 percent by March of 2017.
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