Labor Unions

GM, UAW deal on narrow road to approval as votes roll in

1:53 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2015

GM's tentative four-year pact with the UAW appears to be on the path to ratification after key union locals at major plants voted in favor of it, according to public postings and media reports over the last few days....
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BLOG: UAW risks moral stance with VW election gambit

4:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2015

After losing a general union election last year at the Volkswagen assembly plant in Chattanooga, the UAW has returned with a new election petition to represent just 160 skilled-trades workers there....
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BLOG: Ending Tier 2 will put UAW-GM deal over the top

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2015

After a decade of concessions and a declining standard of living, UAW-represented workers at GM generally are not happy with their tentative four-year labor deal. But I believe they will ratify the contract this week -- probably with a 55 percent margin....
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VW opposing UAW skilled trades worker vote at Tennessee plant

8:40 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

Volkswagen AG opposes a union representation vote by a portion of workers at the automaker's sole U.S. vehicle assembly plant, according to a letter to Chattanooga, Tenn., employees issued Monday night....
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VW failed to report death, 3 injuries linked to vehicles to NHTSA

6:34 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

Volkswagen failed to report at least one death and three injuries involving its vehicles to a U.S. regulator's database designed to save lives by spotting possible defects....
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Detroit 3 see no relief on UAW health care costs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2015

The Detroit 3 entered labor negotiations with the UAW this year determined to rein in soaring health care tabs. The union seemed to oblige early on, proposing an innovative health care cooperative. But any promise of meaningful reform has been thrown out the window....
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GM's Janesville, Wis., plant slated to close for good, UAW memo shows

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2015

GM's mothballed assembly plant in Janesville, Wis., is slated to be closed permanently, the UAW disclosed in documents related to its tentative labor deal with the automaker. Output at the 96-year-old plant was shuttered in December 2008, six months ahead of GM's bankruptcy....
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GM commits to spend $8.3 billion, upgrade 12 U.S. plants under UAW pact

6:15 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2015

The UAW's tentative contract with GM includes a commitment to spend $1.9 billion more than what's already been pledged on upgrades to 12 U.S. plants, along with the union's first significant wage increases in a decade and an $8,000 signing bonus to persuade workers to support the package....
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GM, UAW deal offers signing bonus up to $8,000, report says

11:04 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2015

GM's tentative labor agreement with the UAW offers hourly employees a signing bonus of as much as $8,000 and better profit sharing than the contract approved by workers at Fiat Chrysler, a person familiar with the details said....
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BLOG: GM workers can credit FCA rank and file for UAW's 'transformative' deal

3:41 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2015

UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada will reveal details Wednesday of a tentative four-year deal with General Motors that she is describing as “transformative.”...
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GM, UAW reach tentative labor pact with 'significant' wage gains

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2015

The UAW and GM reached a tentative agreement late Sunday on a four-year labor contract just before a union-imposed midnight deadline, wrapping up a short but intense bargaining session and defusing for now any chance of a strike....
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Reuther, LBJ and the small-car scheme

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2015

In a much-discussed new book, Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story, author David Maraniss writes of a little-known plan in the early 1960s for Detroit's Big 3 automakers to build small cars together. At least it was the plan of Walter Reuther, the United Auto Workers' legendary UAW president....
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A strike at GM would potentially cost $1.1 billion a week

8:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 25, 2015

A UAW strike of General Motors, perhaps as early as midnight tonight, could potentially cost the automaker at least $1.1 billion a week in lost revenue and exacerbate shortages of some hot-selling models....
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Detroit 3, UAW will ditch hiring caps, sources say

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2015

The UAW's new contract with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will set the pattern for how first General Motors and then Ford fix the divisive two-tier wage system at their factories, said sources familiar with the negotiations....
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UAW sets midnight Sunday deadline for GM contract

4:15 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2015

The UAW has given General Motors a late Sunday deadline to reach a tentative agreement on a new four-year contract, the union said. The union notified GM of an 11:59 p.m. ET Sunday contract termination. The notice did not threaten a strike, though the UAW could call one if an agreement isn't reached....
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BLOG: GM's product plans create bargaining chips for UAW talks

8:52 am U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2015

Product commitments are valuable bargaining chips in UAW contract talks. And General Motors has a lot of them -- most imprinted with a Cadillac badge....
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GM, Ford profits have UAW eyeing richer deals after Fiat Chrysler approval

6:37 am U.S. ET | Oct. 23, 2015

When UAW members last month turned down the first labor contract negotiated between their union and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, it looked like it might go badly for the union. It didn't....
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UAW files for VW recognition of 165 workers in Tennessee

3:10 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 23, 2015

The UAW said it filed for an election by 165 skilled trades workers at the Volkswagen AG auto plant in Chattanooga, Tenn....
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GM to eliminate shift at small-car plant in Michigan

1:45 am U.S. ET | Oct. 23, 2015

General Motors will lay off about 500 workers at the assembly plant where the Chevrolet Sonic is built, the latest symptom of sagging demand for small cars as consumers buy more crossovers and SUVs....
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GM will be next negotiating target for the UAW, union says

3:07 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 22, 2015

The UAW said it will pivot to General Motors for its next round of bargaining following Fiat Chrysler Automobiles workers' ratification today of a new four-year contract. The UAW "will pursue a contract for UAW-GM members in the next round of Big Three bargaining as negotiations continue at Ford," the union said in a statement....
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Fiat Chrysler labor contract ratified with 77 percent support from UAW members

10:05 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2015

UAW-represented workers at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles approved a new four-year agreement with the carmaker after negotiators revised a rejected, earlier deal that failed to provide a pathway for entry-level Tier 2 workers to achieve full pay. The final count was 77 percent in favor, the union said in a statement today following two days of voting....
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Fiat Chrysler to end Viper production in 2017, labor deal says

1:19 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 15, 2015

The Viper, Dodge's all-American exotic sports car launched nearly a quarter-century ago to much acclaim, will end production in 2017, according to details contained in Fiat Chrysler's new contract with the UAW....
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Daimler will start trainee program for refugees in Germany

Oct. 14, 2015 11:48 CET

Daimler will offer work experience and German classes for refugees at its Stuttgart factory as part of a plan to qualify several hundred people seeking shelter in Germany....
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Shortfall rises by $16 billion at UAW retiree health care fund

1:35 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2015

The estimate of the unfunded future expenses of a trust that pays the health care costs of more than 700,000 UAW retirees from the Detroit 3 automakers widened by $16 billion last year as it changed accounting assumptions and adjusted for new projections of how long members will live....
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Fiat Chrysler could double use of temp workers under new UAW contract, report says

1:26 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles can double its use of lower-paid temporary staffers under a new labor agreement being voted on by the UAW, two people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg....
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