Labor Unions

New FCA-UAW contract deal would raise Tier 2 pay to $29 an hour, report says

1:42 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2015

Fiat Chrysler is offering so-called second-tier UAW members as much as $29 an hour -- up from $25 previously proposed -- under a new tentative agreement which avoided a strike by 40,000 union members, two people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg today....
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Fiat Chrysler workers skeptical of new UAW deal's impact on wages

10:51 am U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2015

Workers outside the gates of a Fiat Chrysler plant in Kokomo, Ind., greeted news today of a new tentative agreement between the automaker and the UAW skeptically, giving an indication of the challenges the union may face in getting the deal ratified by members....
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UAW touts 'significant gains' after securing deal with FCA at deadline

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

The UAW and Fiat Chrysler reached another tentative agreement on a new labor contract early this morning, averting a threatened strike that could have sent some or all of FCA's 40,000 unionized workers off the job....
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Why trouble for VW made in Germany means Mexico headache

10:07 am U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2015

As Germany warns of a disaster for domestic employees of Volkswagen AG, fallout from the company's emissions-cheating scandal threatens to reach Mexico -- its largest producer of cars for the U.S....
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BLOG: How Marchionne could forfeit his big win on Tier 2

12:30 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2015

The FCA boss got the UAW to go along with his reset of the prevailing industry wage. But the FCA rank-and-file saw that losing proposition from a mile away...
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FCA, UAW back at table as strike threat looms

10:19 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2015

As the threat of a strike hangs over them, negotiators from Fiat Chrysler and the UAW continued to meet today, a union spokesman said....
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Canada pledges $763 million over 10 years to auto industry

8:31 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015

Canada Prime Minister Stephen Harper is set to promise more than $1 billion Canadian ($763 million) in assistance over 10 years for the automotive industry, CTV News reported today....
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Fiat Chrysler targeted with UAW strike deadline

11:54 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015

The UAW notified Fiat Chrysler that it will cancel contract extensions under which 40,000 unionized workers have been working since Sept. 14 and could go on strike. The union set a “strike deadline” of 11:59 p.m. ET Wednesday, though it's unclear if a walkout would be nationwide or target select plants....
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UAW's Williams calls out outside agitators, says more info coming on FCA talks

10:59 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

UAW President Dennis Williams issued a statement to his members regarding contract negotiations with Fiat Chrysler, taking to task outside groups seeking to “stir people up.”...
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Ford, UAW resolve dispute at F-150 plant, ending strike threat

12:15 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2015

The UAW late Friday called off its threat to strike a key Ford plant after settling a localized contract dispute with the company....
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An FCA strike: $1 billion a week in lost revenues

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2015

A UAW strike of Fiat Chrysler could cost the Detroit automaker close to $1 billion a week in lost revenue and would quickly lead to a shortage of several hot-selling vehicles....
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UAW faces tough road to salvage failed Fiat Chrysler deal

7:36 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015

Mounting discontent among the UAW's rank and file will complicate efforts of the union's top leaders as they bid to recover from the defeat of a proposed labor agreement with Fiat Chrysler....
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Ford adds overtime at Michigan F-150 plant as Missouri strike deadline nears

11:44 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015

Ford canceled a planned overtime shift this weekend at its F-150 plant in Missouri, where workers threaten to strike as soon as Sunday, and is diverting frames for the pickups to its other F-150 plant in Michigan to minimize the consequences of a work stoppage. Ford has also added mandatory overtime shifts at the Michigan factory....
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UAW-FCA agreement fails with 65% rank-and-file rejection

12:15 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

The UAW will return to the bargaining table with Fiat Chrysler after its membership rejected a proposed agreement by 65 percent, according to a statement released today by the union....
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FCA strike threat grows as UAW contract falters

3:54 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2015

The specter of a UAW strike looms at Fiat Chrysler after the company's 40,000 hourly workers rejected a four-year labor deal covering wages and benefits. UAW local leaders at FCA plants are scheduled to meet Thursday in Detroit to determine next steps....
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FCA union chiefs to meet in wake of contract defeat

8:37 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2015

Local presidents and top bargainers from Fiat Chrysler UAW locals will gather Thursday in suburban Detroit to lay out what comes next after UAW members rejected a national tentative agreement reached Sept. 15 between the union and FCA....
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Ford faces UAW strike threat at F-150 factory

7:14 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

About 7,000 UAW members at a Missouri plant that builds the highly profitable Ford F-150 could go on strike as soon as Sunday because Ford has refused to negotiate terms of a local contract “in good faith,” union leaders say....
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BLOG: Why the UAW can no longer afford close ratification votes

1:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

The issue is not whether the FCA-UAW tentative pact is a good contract in terms of worker's economics -- it is, relative to recent agreements. But it's still the wrong deal for winning ratification....
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VW labor leaders oppose big severance package for Winterkorn, report says

Sept. 29, 2015 12:07 CET

Senior VW labor leaders are opposed to granting Martin Winterkorn severance pay after the former CEO stepped down following revelations that VW cheated in U.S. diesel emissions tests, sources told Bloomberg....
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The UAW-FCA deal: A bridge too short

4:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2015

At the UAW national bargaining convention in March, rank-and-file delegates sent clear marching orders to UAW President Dennis Williams: Use the Detroit 3 negotiations to fix a two-tier wage system damaging to shop-floor solidarity....
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FCA workers at 2 large UAW locals reject contract

11:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2015

Workers at two of the biggest union locals representing Fiat Chrysler workers voted against a tentative contract agreement with the UAW, further dimming prospects for approval....
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Fiat Chrysler deal meets opposition in early UAW voting

3:56 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2015

The proposed four-year labor agreement between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and the UAW encountered strong opposition from rank-and-file union members in early ratification voting....
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UAW-FCA deal dooms Tier 1 if passed

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

Instead of the hated Tier 2 being eliminated, it will be the rich traditional auto jobs that go away over time, replaced by a permanent class of Tier 2 autoworkers if the UAW-FCA deal is ratified....
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Winterkorn expected to receive $32 million pension after exit

5:45 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2015

Martin Winterkorn, engulfed by a diesel-emissions scandal at Volkswagen AG, amassed a $32 million pension before stepping down Wednesday, and may reap millions more in severance depending on how the supervisory board classifies his exit....
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UAW workers vote on FCA agreement without Tier 2 cap or product plan

2:54 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2015

The UAW leadership is seeking ratification this week for a tentative deal with Fiat Chrysler that is missing two key provisions from previous contracts -- a written product plan and a cap on the maximum percentage of Tier 2 workers....
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