Labor Negotiations

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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New York port operations resume after brief work stoppage

6:12 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 29, 2016

Operations at New York and New Jersey's cargo terminals, one of the largest transfer points for new-vehicle shipments in the U.S., were being restored late Friday after more than a thousand longshoremen walked off the job earlier in the day....
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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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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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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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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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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 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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UAW ratifies national labor pact with GM

6:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015

The UAW ratified a new four-year labor agreement with GM, ending two weeks of deliberations amid opposition to the deal from skilled-trades workers. The union's 14-member International Executive Board decided to approve the contract after a meeting Friday with officials from local UAW chapters across the country....
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Ford workers approve UAW contract after late push by union leaders

11:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015

A last-ditch push by UAW leaders to rally support for a proposed contract with Ford Motor Co. mustered just enough votes to overcome widespread opposition and bitterness among workers as the company generates record profits. The union now has new four-year contracts in place with each of the Detroit 3....
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GM contract may yield flat per-vehicle labor costs even with hourly raises, study says

10:49 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015

General Motors' labor costs per vehicle may decline slightly under the proposed four-year contract with its U.S. union that calls for across-the-board raises, according to the Center for Automotive Research....
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Ford's Michigan F-150 plant holds key to passage of UAW deal

1:02 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2015

The UAW's proposed labor contract with Ford will fail unless workers at an F-150 assembly plant in Michigan approve it by a wide margin. About 18,000 Ford workers have now voted against the deal, roughly 1,800 more than had voted in favor, according to tallies by Automotive News and UAW Local 551 in Chicago....
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UAW 'optimistic' Ford deal will gain approval despite setbacks

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

UAW Vice President Jimmy Settles today urged the union’s members to vote for the tentative contract with Ford Motor Co. and said he’s “optimistic” the agreement will be approved despite key “no” votes in recent days....
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Ford contract rejected at 2 more plants; UAW leaders scramble to win approval

6:16 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

UAW leaders are scrambling to save a proposed contract with Ford after workers at two large assembly plants overwhelmingly voted against it Tuesday. Members of UAW Local 862 in Louisville rejected the tentative agreement by a 2-1 margin....
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Ford workers in Kansas City reject UAW deal

12:19 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

UAW workers at one of the Ford plants that produces the F-150 pickup voted to reject the tentative labor deal between the automaker and the union....
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UAW, GM restart talks to address skilled-trades workers' concerns

6:15 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2015

The UAW said today that it has re-entered talks with General Motors on the terms of a tentative four-year labor contract to resolve concerns of skilled-trades workers, who voted down the deal last week despite approval from an overall majority of GM’s union employees....
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Workers at key Ford plant in Michigan vote to ratify UAW pact

1:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2015

Workers at a Ford assembly plant in Michigan that lost 700 jobs this year but is now in line to build a new pickup and SUV voted overwhelmingly in favor of the UAW's tentative contract with the automaker. Early voting at several other UAW locals has been mixed, though, as union leaders try to rally support for the deal and avoid a repeat of the difficulties they have had ratifying contracts with GM and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles....
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UAW VP said to endorse ratification of GM pact

11:15 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2015

A top UAW official is recommending to the union's board that it ratify a tentative four-year agreement with GM, despite a “no” vote from skilled-trades workers, according to two people familiar with the matter....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW starts labor talks on what to cut amid emissions scandal

Nov. 9, 2015 18:11 CET

Volkswagen agreed to hold talks with labor leaders over priorities for investments and cost savings as the automaker grapples with the mounting cost of the emissions scandal....
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Ford-UAW deal shifts most car output to outside U.S.

1:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

UAW leaders approved a tentative labor contract with Ford that could lead to most car production leaving the U.S. by the end of the decade. Production of four U.S.-built cars, the C-Max, Focus, Fusion and Taurus, would last only through current product lifecycles, according to a union summary of the deal released Monday....
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UAW explores why GM skilled trades rejected labor pact

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

UAW leaders began fanning out to General Motors plants Monday for meetings with skilled-trades workers, whose objection to the terms of a new four-year contract has held up the pact’s ratification despite approval by a majority of the company’s work force....
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GM skilled-trade workers hold up ratification of new UAW contract

9:15 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 6, 2015

A majority of UAW workers at General Motors approved a new four-year contract with the automaker, but the union's skilled trades voted the pact down, holding up ratification....
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