Labor Negotiations

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 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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GM, Ford use 'veiled threat' of imports to gain leverage with UAW

7:02 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2015

GM and Ford are contemplating building cars with lower-paid workers in Mexico and China, a strategy that would improve their hand in contract talks as the UAW seeks higher pay. The automakers and union are in their final weeks of talks to replace four-year contracts that end Sept. 14....
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UAW calls potential China-made Buick 'alarming'

11:45 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2015

The UAW is criticizing the prospect of General Motors importing a Buick crossover from China, calling the potential move "alarming."...
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FCA's union workers set strike authorization vote for Aug. 20

3:56 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 14, 2015

The UAW has scheduled a strike authorization vote on Aug. 20 for its 37,000 members at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles....
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GM Korea reaches tentative wage deal with union

9:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015

General Motors' South Korean unit tentatively reached an annual wage deal with its labor union today, averting a major strike at one of its key Asian production bases, a union spokesman told Reuters....
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Ford seeks to shake stigma of Detroit's most generous automaker

12:34 am U.S. ET | July 23, 2015

Ford, beset by the highest U.S. labor costs in the industry, is seeking to use contract talks this summer with the UAW to ease the burden....
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BLOG: The UAW (and Trump) cry foul as Ford runs for border

2:52 pm U.S. ET | July 23, 2015

As GM and Ford run for the border, investing billions of dollars and creating thousands of jobs in Mexican plants, UAW leaders fume and gain an unlikely ally....
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Ford moves put UAW on roller coaster

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2015

Ford Motor Co. has given the UAW some good news and some bad news as it prepares for a contentious round of contract talks. The company last week confirmed plans to build the 2017 Lincoln Continental in Flat Rock, Mich., a week after revealing plans to move production of the Focus and C-Max out of a nearby plant....
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UAW, Detroit 3 will talk about wages, not jobs, this time

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 18, 2015

Job and product promises sold the last two Detroit 3 contracts to the UAW. This year, the talks are about wages....
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Ford confirms it will build Lincoln Continental in Michigan plant

4:15 pm U.S. ET | July 15, 2015

The Lincoln Continental, which Ford Motor is bringing back to life next year to replace the MKS sedan, will be assembled at a plant in Flat Rock, Mich. The factory, where the Mustang sports car and Fusion sedan are also assembled, will build the Continental for export to China and other markets, in addition to the U.S., Ford said today....
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Marchionne wants UAW to embrace flexible pay as talks begin

4:20 pm U.S. ET | July 14, 2015

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, speaking at the ceremonial opening of UAW negotiations, said pay increases for workers should be in the form of profit-sharing and other flexible compensation to avoid locking in higher costs during an industry downturn....
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Today's FCA-UAW handshake to set stage for hotly contested talks

6:25 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2015

With negotiations kicking off this month between U.S. automakers and their main domestic labor union, talks involving Fiat Chrysler Automobiles are poised to be the most contentious....
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VIDEO: First Shift: FCA, UAW headed for showdown?

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

FCA, UAW headed for showdown?; GM won't follow Ford's small-car move; Toyota Mirai orders; Volvo buys tuner unit; Stamping out stench in used cars....
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GM will stick with U.S. production of small cars as UAW talks commence

12:36 pm U.S. ET | July 13, 2015

General Motors CEO Mary Barra says GM has no plans to follow Ford's move to relocate its small-car production in the face of slowing demand....
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