Michigan governor Whitmer allows manufacturers to reopen on May 11

Detroit Michigan

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday stated the state’s factories can resume on May 11, removing one of the last significant obstacles to North American automakers bringing thousands of laid-off workers back to work while the coronavirus continues to spread. While resume the manufacturing sector, Whitmer also extended her state’s stay-at-home order by about two […]

UAW gives its approval to Fiat Chrysler to reopen North American plants

United Automobile Workers (UAW)

The United Auto Workers, the union that represents U.S. hourly workers at Detroit automakers, has given its tacit approval on Tuesday for the automakers to resume production amid the coronavirus pandemic, after Fiat Chrysler stated it expected to resume its North American plants on May 18. The United Auto Workers union has been negotiating with […]

United Auto Workers union endorses Joe Biden for president

United Automobile Workers (UAW)

The 400,000-member United Auto Workers union endorsed Joe Biden’s U.S. presidential bid on Tuesday, giving the Democrat a possible increase in his efforts to win over working-class voters in states that will decide the November 3 election. President Donald Trump, a Republican, has heavily courted auto workers in battleground states such as Michigan and Ohio, while […]

Automakers, union form joint task force to limit coronavirus in the US

Detroit Three automakers, General Motors, Ford Motor, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

American automakers General Motors, Ford Motor and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) are forming a coronavirus task force together with the United Auto Workers (UAW) union to enhance protections for their workers and limit the spread of coronavirus. The task force, which would be concentrating on areas consisting of vehicle production plans, is being headed by […]

Fiat Chrysler rejects union bribery allegations in GM lawsuit

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles FCA

Fiat Chrysler is moving to reject a racketeering lawsuit filed by competing automaker General Motors, rejecting allegations that it bribed union officials to impose higher labor costs on GM. In papers submitted Friday with the federal court in Detroit, FCA argued that GM’s lawsuit is far from facts. It also said that even if the […]

Fiat Chrysler’s UAW members ratify a new four-year contract

United Automobile Workers (UAW)

The United Auto Workers (UAW) union stated on Wednesday that rank-and-file members at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV have voted to support a new four-year labor contract with the automaker, assisting the Italian-American firm prevent a strike as it collaborates to merge with France’s Groupe PSA. Fiat Chrysler (FCA) and PSA, the maker of Peugeot and […]

Ford has other plans for electric cars, new UAW agreement tells

Ford logo in their auto plant

Ford may be moving its electric car strategy, the recent agreement with UAW tells Ford Motor’s tentative agreement with the United Auto Workers (UAW) suggests that a plan to bring electric vehicle production to Flat Rock, Michigan, factory that produces the Ford Mustang and Lincoln Continental has been modified. Ford announced in March that the factory would start building […]

UAW union president takes leave of absence under cloud of a federal investigation

United Automobile Workers (UAW)

The president of the United Auto Workers (UAW) union, who has been connected to an ongoing corruption investigation by U.S. federal officials, has taken a leave of absence, the union stated on Saturday in a statement. Gary Jones’ leave of absence, that follows a vote by the executive board, will be effective starting from Sunday, the […]