Tag: United Automobile Workers

Mexican Workers’ Gains Would Be Ours, Too

Despite financial gains won recently by the United Auto Workers in a new contract that ended a nearly six-week-long strike against General Motors, the longest in a half-century, the deal will not rectify the major problem that has hurt American autoworkers and will continue to do so. The problem has been the longstanding lack of […]

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Ford Contract Ratified by U.A.W. Members

Union workers have approved a four-year labor contract with Ford Motor, accepting wage increases and other terms nearly identical to the agreement reached with General Motors. The United Automobile Workers union announced Friday that the agreement had been backed by 56 percent of those voting. The pact calls for Ford’s 55,000 union workers to receive […]

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G.M. Is Selling Lordstown Plant

Two weeks after reaching a new labor contract with its union workers, General Motors has sold the Lordstown, Ohio, factory that was a key issue in the contract talks and the 40-day strike the company endured. G. M. sold the factory for an undisclosed sum to Lordstown Motors, a start-up that plans to hire some […]

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Gary Jones, U.A.W. President, to Take a Leave of Absence

Gary Jones, the president of the United Automobile Workers union, which is under investigation over allegations of financial wrongdoing, is taking a leave of absence, the union said in a statement on Saturday. The union said Mr. Jones sought the leave of absence after a vote by its executive board. The statement did not elaborate […]

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40 Days, Thousands of Jobs: The G.M. Strike From the Picket Lines

When it began, people rallied in parking lots, their fists thrust in the air. Nearly 50,000 members of the United Auto Workers had walked off the job across the United States on Sept. 16, the first time a union had declared a nationwide strike against one of the Detroit automakers since 2007, and workers outside […]

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G.M. Workers Appear Set to Approve Contract and End Strike

The United Auto Workers union appears set to approve a new contract with General Motors and put an end to the strike that has idled tens of thousands of workers for almost six weeks. Workers at several large G.M. plants have approved the tentative contract by considerable margins, raising expectations that it will be ratified […]

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G.M. Workers Begin to Size Up the Deal Their Union Is Selling

The tentative contract hammered out by the United Automobile Workers and General Motors won’t please all of the union’s members, but it is sure to get strong support at the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant. The factory, which employs 700 U.A.W. members, is scheduled to close in January. But under the contract, G.M. has promised to spend […]

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Union Says G.M. Strike Will Go On Until Workers Vote on Deal

DETROIT — Leaders of union locals voted Thursday to approve a tentative contract agreement with General Motors, but said a strike against the automaker would continue until workers voted to ratify the deal. After a lengthy meeting in Detroit, the group said voting by the 49,000 members of the United Automobile Workers at G.M. plants […]

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The G.M. Strike Was the Best and the Worst of the Labor Movement

United Automobile Workers leaders voted Thursday on a tentative agreement to end a monthlong walkout by 50,000 workers at General Motors over wages, health insurance premiums and the use of temporary and “tiered” contracts. The accord includes raises and a large ratification bonus and gives temps a path to permanent status — but it also […]

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G.M. Deal Saves One Plant, Union Says, but 3 Others Stay Shut

DETROIT — General Motors has agreed to continue production at a Detroit plant it had planned to shut down, but will not resume operations at three others recently idled, the United Automobile Workers union said Thursday in announcing the terms of a tentative contract agreement. The details were released as leaders of the union’s G.M. […]

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Is the G.M. Strike Over? 5 Key Questions, Answered

After a monthlong strike that has idled General Motors plants across the Midwest and South, union leaders will gather on Thursday in Detroit to consider a deal that could send the picketing autoworkers back to the assembly lines. The details of the tentative agreement have not been announced, but the union, the United Automobile Workers, […]

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U.A.W. Announces Tentative Contract Deal with G.M.

The United Automobile Workers union announced Wednesday that it had reached a tentative agreement with General Motors on a new labor contract that could end a monthlong strike that has idled G.M. plants across the Midwest and South. Details of the contract terms were not released, although the union said it had “achieved major wins.” […]

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UAW Strike: General Motors Reportedly Fed Up

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G.M. Chief Meets With Union Officials for First Time in Strike

There were smiles and handshakes between union leaders and the General Motors chief executive, Mary T. Barra, when contract talks started in July. On Wednesday, with talks stalled and G.M. plants idled for more than three weeks by a nationwide strike, Ms. Barra sat down with the union again. At G.M.’s initiative, Ms. Barra met […]

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G.M. Strike’s Economic Toll: Idle Trucks, Packed Warehouses

The truck drivers at Phoenix Transit & Logistics in Dearborn, Mich., are long gone. Around three dozen of the trailers they once ferried between auto plants — packed with dashboards, engine components, lights and other parts for General Motors — are sitting in a lot with nowhere to go. It’s an increasingly familiar scene as […]

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Talks to End G.M. Strike Take ‘Turn for the Worse,’ U.A.W. Says

General Motors and the striking United Auto Workers hit an impasse in contract talks on Sunday over the question of moving production from Mexico to plants in the United States, two people close to the talks said. The union, which has been on strike since Sept. 16, has pressed G.M. to shift production of some […]

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U.A.W. Exchanges Proposals With G.M. but Says a Gulf Remains

The United Auto Workers reported Tuesday that it had exchanged contract proposals with General Motors, but said many issues remained unresolved in talks that would end the strike that has shut down 34 factories in the United States for more than two weeks. The fact that the union and the company were exchanging full contract […]

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How Strikes Changed the Auto Industry

Walkouts and sit-ins by the United Automobile Workers over the decades helped secure contracts that lifted members into the middle class. ImageThe sit-down strike of 1936-37 forced General Motors to recognize the United Automobile Workers union. These workers occupied G.M.’s Fisher Body plant in Flint, Mich.CreditUnited Press International By André Beganski Sept. 26, 2019 After […]

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G.M. Restores Workers’ Health Coverage as Strike Continues

General Motors said Thursday that it would continue health care coverage for striking workers, reversing an earlier decision, as the company and the United Auto Workers union negotiated a new labor contract. The company said last week that it would cease payments providing coverage at the end of September, prompting the union to scramble to […]

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Lordstown Plant Is Idle, but It Hovers Over G.M. Strike Talks

In its negotiations with the striking United Auto Workers union, General Motors has put a seemingly tantalizing offer on the table: It has proposed building a new plant in Ohio to produce batteries for some of the one million electric cars it hopes to sell globally by 2026. The plant would be near the Lordstown […]

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Autoworkers Face a Tough Road Ahead

After years of labor peace in the automobile industry, about 50,000 members of the United Automobile Workers have gone on strike against General Motors, seeking to redress years of pain, particularly during the 2008 recession and subsequent rescue by the Obama administration. Having headed President Barack Obama’s auto task force, I’m deeply sympathetic to the […]

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Elizabeth Warren Joins U.A.W. Picket Line in Detroit as Democrats Use Strike to Court Labor

DETROIT — The Democratic presidential candidates have been chasing labor support all summer, appearing at small union halls and large conferences, and tweeting support for workers at companies like Amazon and Walmart. But now, as the United Automobile Workers, one of the nation’s largest unions, stages a strike that has even drawn words of support […]

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Nurses in Four States Strike to Push for Better Patient Care

Thousands of nurses across the country went on strike Friday morning, pushing for better patient care by demanding improved work conditions and higher pay. About 6,500 National Nurses United members at 12 Tenet Healthcare hospitals in California, Arizona and Florida organized a 24-hour strike, which began at 7 a.m., to protest current nurse-to-patient ratios that […]

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