UAW increases strike pay ahead of bargaining

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The United Auto Workers is boosting strike pay to $250 weekly from $200 ahead of the union’s collective-bargaining effort with the Detroit automakers later this year. The $50 rise, declared by UAW President Gary Jones Monday at the union’s bargaining convention at Cobo Center, is effective from March this year. Beginning in January, strike pay […]

GM sued by UAW for their decision to end production at U.S. plants

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The United Auto Workers union on Tuesday submitted suit against General Motors concerning its decision to end production at three U.S. auto plants, saying it breached a 2015 collective bargaining agreement. The suit submitted in U.S. District Court in Ohio said GM’s choice to end production at three plants in Michigan, Ohio and Maryland declared […]

UAW sues General Motors over temporary workers

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The United Auto Workers stated on Thursday it was taking legal action against General Motors over labor contract violations emerging from its alleged use of temporary workers at an Indiana assembly plant, escalating the union’s fight against automaker’s plans to possibly shut down U.S. factories. The lawsuit, submitted on Wednesday in U.S. District Court in […]

UAW elects new leader Gary Jones to face contract talks, federal investigation

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The union that represents factory employees at the Detroit Three automakers elected regional director Gary Jones as its new president on Wednesday, before tough 2019 contract talks possible to coincide with decreasing U.S. sales of new vehicles. United Auto Workers authorities gathered in a balloon-filled convention hall in Detroit elected Jones, before the union’s Region […]

Ford, Ekso collaborates for ‘bionic’ auto workers

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Robots have replaced numerous U.S. production workers, but new mechanical exoskeletons being evaluated by Ford Motor might help factory workers to operate like bionic individuals, decreasing the physical damage of millions of recurring tasks over several years. The United States automaker stated on Thursday that workers at two U.S. factories are evaluating upper-body exoskeletons developed […]

United Auto Workers union courts Tesla workers, boosts ‘buy American’ message

Tesla Model S

United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams stated that the union is getting in touch with Tesla Inc, and plans to improve efforts to persuade U.S. consumers not to buy cars integrated in other nations, including those sold by the Detroit car manufacturers. The UAW leader likewise used a conference with reporters to applaud President Donald […]

Ford cancels plans for Mexico plant as Trump warns to tax General Motors

Ford Motor plant in Cuautitlan Izcalli, Mexico

President-elect Donald Trump warned to put tax on General Motors for importing compact vehicles to the United States from Mexico on Tuesday as competing Ford canceled strategies to open a new compact vehicle plant south of the border. Trump tweeted early Tuesday that General Motors was sending out Mexican-made Chevrolet Cruzes to the United States […]

UAW president stays UAW will support Unifor in talks with General Motors in Canada

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United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams stated on Monday the U.S. union will support Canada’s unionized auto workers during agreement talks with General Motors however declined to state whether the UAW would refuse work at GM plants in case of a Canadian strike. Williams stated in an interview he believes GM and Jerry Dias, president […]

United Auto Workers: Volkswagen reneged on deal to recognize union

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A signed agreement reveals that Volkswagen authorities broke a pledge to acknowledge the United Auto Workers without another vote at the automaker’s only U.S. plant in Tennessee, a top union official stated Tuesday. Gary Casteel, the UAW’s secretary-treasurer, brought the 2014 file specifying that Volkswagen would acknowledge the UAW as the representative of its members […]

UAW hopes to unionize Tesla Fremont plant

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Tesla has a domestic manufacturing plant without a union, comfortably uncommon for an American automaker. Tesla states that it takes great care of its employees at its Fremont center, in spite of the lack of employee defenses that feature unionizing. However this lack of a union in Fremont might not always hold true. Dennis Williams, […]

Clinton voices support for United Auto Workers at Tennessee Volkswagen plant

Hillary Clinton is talking to Twitter to provide support for the United Auto Workers union located at Volkswagen‘s only U.S. plant in Tennessee. Skilled-trades employees at the Chattanooga plant in December enacted favor of UAW representation for the team of about 160 works, however Volkswagen has actually refused to haggle with them since it argues […]