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Dennis Williams elected UAW president as King retires

2:15 pm U.S. ET | June 4, 2014
Dennis Williams was elected president of the UAW today at its 36th Constitutional Convention. Williams, 61, takes the helm of the United States auto workers union for four years, replacing Bob King, 67, who officially retired at the convention. Williams and his slate of vice presidents were elected overwhelmingly by the 1,100 delegates here....
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UAW delegates approve 25% dues hike in contentious vote

3:58 pm U.S. ET | June 3, 2014
UAW delegates -- following a contentious debate -- today approved a 25 percent dues rate increase for members that will raise about $50 million annually by taking an extra half-hour of pay a month from rank-and-file workers. The increase takes effect in August....
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King makes the case to UAW delegates for dues hike

4:05 pm U.S. ET | June 2, 2014
UAW President Bob King today appealed to delegates for an increase in member dues without using the word “dues.” During his state-of-the-union address, King asked the 1,100 assembled delegates at the UAW Constitutional Convention to strongly consider “constitutional changes” that clearly alluded to a 25 percent dues increase needed for organizing and rebuilding the union’s declining strike fund....
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King seeks unity as UAW tries to organize transplants, preps for Detroit 3 talks

9:40 am U.S. ET | June 2, 2014
UAW President Bob King, who retires this week, wants to build unity at the union as it continues efforts to organize transplants in the South and prepares for collective bargaining with the Detroit 3 next year....
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PHILIP NUSSEL

Why the UAW appeal at VW is a slippery slope

3:23 pm U.S. ET | April 9, 2014
The UAW better be careful what it wishes for. If the union convinces President Barack Obama's National Labor Relations Board that it's an unfair labor practice for political leaders to be publicly involved in an organizing effort, then organized labor risks diluting the power of its best weapon: public pressure....
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UAW membership rises for 4th straight year as industry rebounds

1:13 pm U.S. ET | March 29, 2014
The UAW said its membership rolls expanded by 2.3 percent to 391,415 last year, aided by rising production at the Detroit 3. The tally marked the fourth straight year of increases....
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Corker, King trade barbs in aftermath of VW vote

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
A war of words continues in the aftermath of the UAW's failure last month to organize workers at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant....
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THE VOLKSWAGEN VOTE

King: UAW appeal in VW vote targets outsiders

5:18 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
UAW President Bob King said on Monday that the union's appeal of a failed organizing effort at Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga will focus on the actions of outside parties, not the German automaker....
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ANALYSIS

4 key VW decisions shaped vote's course

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 22, 2014
From Washington to Wolfsburg, the UAW's failed organizing drive at VW made for exciting political theater. But on the grounds of the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, it was about as friendly as it gets....
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THE VOLKSWAGEN VOTE

UAW regroups after stinging VW setback

12:34 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2014
The UAW could be forced to reconsider its efforts to organize workers at foreign-owned factories in the U.S., labor experts say, as the union vowed to keep fighting after losing a closely watched vote at VV's Tennessee plant....
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UAW vote at VW plant nears finish line

5:15 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2014
Workers at Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga had just a few hours left on Friday to cast their ballots in a vote that could decide whether the once-powerful UAW will gain a foothold in the foreign-owned auto industry that has sprung up in the American South....
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Union foes tie VW vote to Detroit's woes

8:15 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2014
Union opponents are warning employees that voting for the UAW this week at Volkswagen AG's assembly plant in Chattanooga would bring the kind of economic malaise that crippled Detroit. Balloting ends Friday for about 1,550 workers at the plant where Volkswagen managers pledged to stay neutral before the vote....
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UAW vote at VW plant has high stakes for industry, labor

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
The UAW hopes a victory at VW's plant in Tennessee this week will finally give it a foothold for expansion in the South's foreign-owned auto industry after three decades of struggles to organize their workers. A loss, however, would be devastating for the union, given that VW has all but invited the UAW into the Chattanooga plant to help create a German-style labor council....
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VW workers to vote on union representation at U.S. plant

Feb. 3, 2014 19:10 CET
Volkswagen and the United Auto Workers union said workers at VW's U.S. plant will hold an election next week to determine if the union could represent workers there....
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VW workers to vote on UAW representation at Tennessee plant

1:10 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
The UAW and Volkswagen Group of America said hourly workers at the VW assembly plant in Tennessee will hold an election Feb. 12-14 to determine if the union could represent workers there....
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5 YEARS LATER

The end of the Jobs Bank, a symbol of excess

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
Perhaps nothing did more to damage the reputation of the UAW -- and the U.S. automakers that employed its members -- than the Jobs Bank, a program that paid excess workers to do nothing all day....
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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

UAW's King clings to hope for VW victory

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Bob King admits he was overly optimistic early in his four-year term as UAW president when he predicted the union would be able to organize at least one of the foreign-owned auto plants in the southern United States quickly....
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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

UAW members will 'overwhelmingly' back dues hike, King says

2:31 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
UAW President Bob King today said he believes workers will “overwhelmingly” support increasing dues for the first time since 1967 to shore up the union's strike fund and help it win better contracts....
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UAW expects to be in VW's Tennessee plant by June, report says

Jan. 14, 2014 10:13 CET
United Auto Workers President Bob King is convinced the union will be represented in Volkswagen's U.S. plant in Chattanooga by June, he told a German newspaper....
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2013 LISTS OF 10

Game changers in 2013

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 30, 2013
These men and women shook up the industry in the past year....
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DAVID BARKHOLZ

Goose meets gander in UAW's proposed dues boost

7:43 am U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2013
So the UAW wants to raise dues? The fact is that longtime UAW-represented autoworkers at the Detroit 3 have not had a wage increase since 2003. That's 10 years with two more years to run on the current contracts....
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UAW nominates Williams to succeed retiring president King

6:48 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 7, 2013
UAW Secretary-Treasurer Dennis Williams, a former welder and longtime union organizer who was instrumental in Barack Obama's 2008 victory in the Iowa caucuses when Obama was an Illinois senator, officially emerged Thursday as the front-runner to succeed retiring President Bob King....
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UAW's heir apparent likely to avoid confrontational tactics

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 7, 2013
Dennis Williams, expected to become the next leader of the UAW, is apt to carry on the less confrontational policies of current president Bob King, union and industry officials said....
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