Health-care security is an auto industry issueJuly 10
When this debate concludes, regardless of how it concludes, the result will have a major impact on jobs, employment costs and the disposable income of nearly every American. And that will ultimately affect auto sales.
How Cummins is tackling health-care costsDec. 26, 2016
Diesel-maker Cummins Inc. is trying a new approach to tackle one of the business world's knottiest problems - the skyrocketing cost of U.S. health care. Its LiveWell Center offers not only easy-access traditional health care services, but also advice to help employees and their families lead healthier lives.
At Cummins clinic, patients get more time with the doctorDec. 26, 2016
UAW president sees FCA workers ratifying contractSept. 18, 2015
While product and job commitments under the UAW's tentative labor contract with Fiat Chrysler are still being finalized, UAW President Dennis Williams said wage and other economic improvements in the deal should result in ratification by the company's 37,000 hourly employees.
Think co-op, not VEBA, for health care poolSept. 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.
Detroit 3 show interest in UAW health care overhaul ideaSept. 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.
Bill Ford says health care co-op possible in UAW talksSept. 2, 2015
Why UAW VEBA could be model for contract talks between union, Detroit 3Aug. 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.