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UAW Kicks Off Negotiations with Ford Talking Tough

UAW Kicks Off Negotiations with Ford Talking Tough

The United Auto Workers kicked off 2019 labor negotiations with the union taking a hard line, reminding officials from the Ford Motor Co. that automakers they have enjoyed a period of prosperity and a restless union membership is looking for its share in the new...
Automakers Pushing House Dems to Pass New NAFTA

Automakers Pushing House Dems to Pass New NAFTA

The rewrite of the North American Free Trade Agreement is apparently about to sink, ratcheting up the anxiety for the automakers with operations in Mexico. “House Democrats say there’s little-to-no chance that Congress will take up President Donald Trump’s...
UAW Claims GM Truck Plant Facing Manpower Shortage

UAW Claims GM Truck Plant Facing Manpower Shortage

General Motors, which is facing a major challenge from competitors eager to chip away at its market share in the valuable full-size pickup truck segment, could face new difficulties at a key truck assembly plant. United Auto Workers Local 2209, which represents some...
GM Investing $20M into Texas SUV Production Plant

GM Investing $20M into Texas SUV Production Plant

General Motors continues to invest heavily in its full-size trucks and sport-utility vehicles, announcing plans Tuesday to spend $20 million on upgrades at its plant in Arlington, Texas, to facilitate the launch of its new family of full-size SUVs. The plant, which...
UAW, Faurecia Reach Deal to End Strike Michigan Plant

UAW, Faurecia Reach Deal to End Strike Michigan Plant

The United Auto Workers and the French supplier Faurecia have reached a tentative agreement that ended a brief walkout at a critical parts plant in Saline, Michigan. Brian Rothenberg, UAW director of communications, confirmed that a tentative settlement had been...
UAW Chides Trump Administration about Emissions Plans

UAW Chides Trump Administration about Emissions Plans

A Congressional subcommittee heard testimony this week that the Trump administration proposed changes to the existing emissions and fuel economy requirements would reduce employment in the auto industry and open the car business to junk science. Josh Nassar, the...
UAW Loses Organizing Bid at Volkswagen Chattanooga Plant

UAW Loses Organizing Bid at Volkswagen Chattanooga Plant

The United Auto Workers narrowly lost its bid to organize blue-collar workers at the Volkswagen AG assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The vote, 833 against the union to 776 for the UAW, was closer than the 2014 effort but still fell short. Some 51.8% of workers...