UAW Consent Decree Clears Path for Referendum

UAW Consent Decree Clears Path for Referendum

Members of the United Auto Workers could vote by September whether to amend the UAW’s constitution to allow a direct vote for top officers under the terms of a consent decree approved by a federal judge in Detroit. The 30-page decree, issued Friday, gives the union 30...
UAW, AAM Back Biden’s “Buy American” Mandate

UAW, AAM Back Biden’s “Buy American” Mandate

This story has been updated with additional information. Following up on a campaign promise, the Biden administration vowed to insist on using a strict “Buy American” procurement policy for purchasing products, such as cars and trucks, used by the federal government....
U.S. Attorney Who Led UAW Probe Submits Resignation

U.S. Attorney Who Led UAW Probe Submits Resignation

In keeping with American political tradition, Matthew Schneider, the U.S. Attorney who oversaw the federal corruption investigation of the United Auto Workers, has resigned. Schneider, who was appointed to serve as the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of...
GM Investing $787M to Build New Electric Van in Canada

GM Investing $787M to Build New Electric Van in Canada

The shift towards electric delivery vans picked up more momentum with the announcement by General Motors that it plans to build EV vans at the CAMI assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ontario. The company plans to spend big money to bring production of its electric light...
Biden’s Trade Agenda Focusing on China, Mexico

Biden’s Trade Agenda Focusing on China, Mexico

Trade was in the spotlight during President Donald Trump’s tenure in the White House and while President-elect Joe Biden will move to lower the temperature of the discussions around trade the issues will not disappear. “The American public is skeptical of trade,”...
Volkswagen Board Backs CEO Diess

Volkswagen Board Backs CEO Diess

Volkswagen AG’s board of directors squelched any rumblings about not supporting CEO Herbert Diess by throwing its support behind him publicly, including approving the appointment of two hand-picked selections for top posts at the automaker. The board signed off...
Former GM Labor Expert Claimed by the Pandemic

Former GM Labor Expert Claimed by the Pandemic

Art Schwartz, one of the principal architects of the labor peace that cleared the way for domestic auto industry to rebuild after the Great Recession, has died due to complications from COVID-19. Schwartz, 72, one of General Motors Co.’s top labor negotiators, died...
UAW Strikes Deal with Feds to Remain Independent

UAW Strikes Deal with Feds to Remain Independent

Under pressure from a lengthy federal investigation that led to the conviction of two former union presidents on criminal charges, the United Auto Workers agreed to a settlement that will place the union’s finances and its internal elections under the supervision of...

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