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Rise of Electric Vehicles is a Threat to Jobs, UAW Says

Rise of Electric Vehicles is a Threat to Jobs, UAW Says

The move to electrification could wipe out as many 35,000 jobs in engine and transmission plants operated by the Detroit’s three automakers and their suppliers during the next several years, the UAW suggests. Jennifer Kelly, the union’s research director, offered up...
Top UAW Bargainer Takes Aim at General Motors

Top UAW Bargainer Takes Aim at General Motors

The leader of the United Auto Workers responsible for negotiations with General Motors took aim at the automaker’s Mexican production during a speech at the UAW Special Convention on Collective Bargaining in Detroit. Terry Dittes, UAW vice president in charge of...
UAW Raising Strike Pay Ahead of Big Three Negotiations

UAW Raising Strike Pay Ahead of Big Three Negotiations

In a warning that it was preparing for a fight during contract talks with Detroit’s automakers this coming summer, the United Auto Workers raised the amount it will pay workers, who walk off the job from $767-million strike fund. UAW President Gary Jones told opening...
UAW Leaders Meet as Prelude to Bargaining With Automakers

UAW Leaders Meet as Prelude to Bargaining With Automakers

The United Auto Workers heads into its bargaining convention this week against tumultuous backdrop that includes suddent plant closing, a grinding federal investigation of the union’s handling of training funds and grumbling among union members, who have made it plain...
Lordstown Plant Manufactures Last Chevy Cruze

Lordstown Plant Manufactures Last Chevy Cruze

The last Chevrolet Cruze is scheduled to roll off the assembly line in Lordstown, Ohio, today, moving the big General Motors assembly plant alongside the Ohio Turnpike in northeast Ohio, one step closer to abandonment and intensifying the confrontation between GM and...
GM Listens to Unifor Proposals about Canadian Plant

GM Listens to Unifor Proposals about Canadian Plant

General Motors Co. is promising to respond by Jan. 7, to Unifor, the Canadian union that represents GM workers, which has laid out proposals that would maintain production at an assembly plant in Oshawa, Ontario, GM is preparing to shutter permanently. Unifor...
Hyundai Workers Plan Strike to Protest New Venture

Hyundai Workers Plan Strike to Protest New Venture

Union workers in Hyundai Motor’s plants in South Korea plant to walk off the assembly line in protest about a potential joint venture between the automaker and the city of Gwangju to build small vehicles using non-union labor. The plan, which is still in negotiations,...
Steel Workers Ready to Strike

Steel Workers Ready to Strike

A dispute over wages has left the United Steel Workers union at odds with two key makers of steel that control a large piece of the steel-making capacity in the United States. Both United States Steel and Arcelor Mittal have been major beneficiaries of the tariffs...
Feds Charge Former FCA Exec in Labor Scandal

Feds Charge Former FCA Exec in Labor Scandal

The U.S Department of Justice is bringing charges against a third Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. official as part of the expanding corruption probe into the illegal use of funds set aside under FCA’s labor contract with the United Auto Workers for training union...