Former UAW President Dennis Williams Pleads Guilty

Former UAW President Dennis Williams Pleads Guilty

Dennis Williams, former president of the United Auto Workers, pleaded guilty to a single federal criminal charge of conspiring with other UAW officials to embezzle funds from the union. The guilty plea leaves Williams’ facing up to five years in prison and a $250,000...
Unifor Members Ratify New Ford Labor Pact

Unifor Members Ratify New Ford Labor Pact

Members of Unifor, the union representing auto workers in Canada, ratified a new three-year contract with the Ford Motor Co. The final tally, according to Unifor, shows 81% of the union members voted for the new collective agreements that include $1.95 billion in...
GM Invests $71 Million in Two Ohio Plants

GM Invests $71 Million in Two Ohio Plants

General Motors keeps growing its production capabilities in Ohio, announcing today it plans to invest $71 million into two Ohio manufacturing facilities. The Detroit-based auto company will pump $39 million at its Toledo transmission plant and $32 million at its...
Ford, Unifor Reach Agreement on Tentative Labor Pact

Ford, Unifor Reach Agreement on Tentative Labor Pact

Ford Motor Co. and Unifor, the Canadian union representing some 6,200 blue-collar auto workers at the company’s plants in Ontario, have fashioned a new tentative labor contract. Jerry Dias, Unifor president, in a press conference carried on Facebook, said details of...
Insider Wins UAW Election for Board Seat

Insider Wins UAW Election for Board Seat

Despite the continuing scandal that has damaged the United Auto Workers’ reputation, the administration caucus, which has filled every top elected office for decades, is keeping its tight grip on power within the union. In the latest test of the caucus influence,...
GM Continues Legal Battle with FCA with New Lawsuit

GM Continues Legal Battle with FCA with New Lawsuit

General Motors shifted its legal strategy in its court fight to prove that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. conspired with key United Auto Workers officers to damage GM’s competitive position. The auto company filed suit in Wayne County Circuit Court, hoping perhaps...
UAW Leadership Facing Challenge from Outsider

UAW Leadership Facing Challenge from Outsider

An outsider is challenging the United Auto Workers entrenched leadership for a spot on the executive board of the scandal-ridden union. David Green, a veteran union official from Lordstown, Ohio, is seeking to become director of UAW Region 2-B, which represents UAW...
Unifor Takes Aim at Ford in Canadian Auto Contract Talks

Unifor Takes Aim at Ford in Canadian Auto Contract Talks

Ford Motor Co. offcials said they welcome the opportunity to set the pattern in negotiations with Unifor on a new contract for auto workers in Canada. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. and General Motors of Canada will be expected to sign the pattern agreement negotiated...
Ford Pushes on to Goal of Producing 100M Masks

Ford Pushes on to Goal of Producing 100M Masks

Ford Motor Co.’s production of ventilators may have come to end but the company plans to continue making the personal protection equipment needed by health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. So far, Ford, in partnership with the UAW, has produced more than 72...
Auto Workers in Canada Vote to Authorize Strike

Auto Workers in Canada Vote to Authorize Strike

Members of Unifor, the Canadian union representing blue-collar workers at General Motors, Ford Motor Co. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, authorized strike at all three companies. The union’s three bargaining committees will decide if a strike is necessary as the...
GM, Ford Shutting Down the “Arsenal of Health”

GM, Ford Shutting Down the “Arsenal of Health”

General Motors and Ford Motor Co. are wrapping up production of ventilators, face masks and other life-saving personal-protection equipment, a response to the COVID-19 pandemic that has become known as the “Arsenal of Health.” Working with its partner, Ventec Life...
Former UAW President Williams Charged with Conspiracy

Former UAW President Williams Charged with Conspiracy

After a lengthy probe, federal authorities charged former United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams with conspiring with other UAW officials to embezzle UAW funds. More than a dozen top former UAW leaders have been implicated during the multiyear investigation....