UAW, IG Metall push for U.S. 'works councils'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015

A new partnership between the UAW and Germany's giant IG Metall autoworker union plans to advocate for German-style works councils or similar arrangements in the United States....
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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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UAW partners with Germany's IG Metall to push for better U.S. wages, union representation

3:10 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2015

The UAW and Germany's largest autoworker union, IG Metall, have joined forces to push for improved wages and working conditions at the U.S. plants of German auto and parts manufacturers....
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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, German auto worker union to announce joint efforts

4:25 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

The UAW and Germany's largest autoworker union will join forces in an effort to address labor representation in the United States, the unions said in a joint statement today....
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UAW says it has been approved for labor vote at VW in Tennessee

4:40 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

Volkswagen skilled trades workers at the company's lone U.S. auto assembly plant will vote on Dec. 3 and Dec. 4 whether to be represented by the UAW, the union said on Wednesday....
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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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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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Ford and UAW reach tentative contract agreement

2:10 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 6, 2015

Ford and the UAW today said they have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract described by the union as one of the richest ever between the two parties....
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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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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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