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Union Training Fund Investigation Examining GM-UAW Fund

Union Training Fund Investigation Examining GM-UAW Fund

The federal investigation into corruption involving officials from the United Auto Workers and Detroit’s automakers has zeroed in on another ex-UAW official. Michael Grimes, who retired from the UAW in 2018, was identified in “information” unsealed in U.S. District...
FCA Racing Ahead on Construction of New Detroit Plant

FCA Racing Ahead on Construction of New Detroit Plant

The first steel column in the new paint shop for the new $1.6-billion assembly plant that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. is building on Detroit’s east side has been put in place and FCA officials are vowing the factory will be ready to build vehicles by the end of...
Former UAW VP Jewell Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison

Former UAW VP Jewell Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison

Former United Auto Workers Vice President Norwood Jewell was sentenced to 15 months in prison for violations of federal labor law, which centered on his failing to live up to his responsibilities to union members. During the sentencing hearing. Federal Judge Paul...
General Motors Shuttering Another Plant

General Motors Shuttering Another Plant

General Motors’ Warren (Michigan) Transmission plant will close this week, the automaker confirmed, after the few remaining employees in the plant fill out orders for replacements parts. The plant will move into an unallocated category now occupied by GM’s plants in...
UAW Breaking Bread with GM, FCA to Get New 4-Year Deals

UAW Breaking Bread with GM, FCA to Get New 4-Year Deals

General Motors’ top executive focused on the company’s future prospects, while a key executive from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. emphasized the need for continued cooperation as the two companies opened contract negotiations with the United Auto Workers. “We look...
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...