UAW at a crossroads
The Detroit News
March 7, 2014
by Bryce G. Hoffman
United Auto Workers President Bob King is trying to put a brave face on his union’s defeat at the ballot box in Tennessee last month, but Volkswagen AG workers’ rejection of the UAW raises some extremely tough questions for...
BY BERNIE WOODALL
Feb 14, 2014
(Reuters) - In a stunning defeat that could accelerate the decades-long decline of the United Auto Workers, employees voted against union representation at Volkswagen AG's Chattanooga, Tennessee plant, which had been seen as organized labor's best chance...
Ford workers ratify new contract with UAW
By: Dee-Ann Durbin and Tom Krisher
October 18, 2011
DETROIT (AP) -- Ford Motor Co.'s U.S. factory workers have approved a new four-year labor contract that promises profit-sharing checks and billions in U.S. plant investments but keeps the...
Flat Rock's "yes" vote swings UAW support back in favor of Ford labor deal
By Drew Johnson
Oct 14th, 2011
In what could prove to be a crucial vote in Ford’s effort to ratify a new four-year labor deal with the United Auto Workers, the automaker’s AutoAlliance International plant in Flat...
UAW says no-vote on Ford deal will result in strike; Ford says it will hire scabs
By Mark Kleis
Oct 13th, 2011
With voting underway to ratify the Ford-UAW four-year labor contract and things ever-so-slightly not going according to plan, Ford has issued what some might take as a stern...
UAW, Ford Reach Tentative Agreement on National Labor Contract to Add 12,000 U.S. Jobs, Significant Investment
Ford commits to add 12,000 hourly jobs in its U.S. manufacturing facilities by 2015, including in-sourcing from Mexico, China and Japan; this is 5,750 hourly jobs more...
UAW to Ford plant leaders: Come to Detroit on Tuesday; new labor contract expected
Oct. 2, 2011
The UAW told its local leaders at Ford plants across the U.S. to come to Detroit for a meeting Tuesday in anticipation of reaching a new labor contract with the automaker, the UAW...
GM, UAW approve 4-year contract
By: Christina Rogers
September 28. 2011
General Motors Co. rank-and-file approved the automaker's proposed four-year contract with the United Auto Workers by a two-to-one majority, the union said Wednesday.
In the final tally, 65 percent of...
UAW could have labor deal with Ford by week's end
By Drew Johnson
Sep 27th, 2011
Labor negotiations between the UAW and Ford are heating up this week, with the possibility that a new agreement could be in place by week’s end. Talks so far have been relatively smooth, but there is still the...
UAW to target Ford next after Chrysler talks extended 4 weeks
By: David Phillips
September 21, 2011
DETROIT -- The UAW said late Wednesday it will turn its attention to Ford Motor Co. in the next round of negotiations over new wage and benefit contracts with Detroit automakers...
Ford is most vulnerable without strike ban as UAW talks open
July 22, 2011
DETROIT (Bloomberg) -- Ford Motor Co., the most profitable U.S. carmaker, heads into contract talks with the UAW next week in the worst position among the three U.S. automakers.
Because Ford didn't take...
Ford, UAW reach deal on Focus plant
Second-tier wage rate not included
BY BRENT SNAVELY and CHRISSIE THOMPSON
Oct. 9, 2010
Ford and the UAW have reached a tentative local agreement that would allow the automaker to build the 2012 Ford Focus compact car profitably at Michigan...
Ford Says It Will Seek UAW Givebacks to Match Rivals
By Keith Naughton -
Sep 29, 2010 10:08 AM ET
Ford Motor Co. will seek concessions from the United Auto Workers in negotiations next year to match deals the union gave U.S. rivals General Motors Co. and Chrysler Group LLC, an...
UAW President Bob King said he was drawn into the labor movement in part because of his spiritual beliefs. "I think life gets meaning from what you do for others," said King. King, 63, a Catholic, attended University of Detroit Jesuit High School before getting degrees in political science and...
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UAW ranks fell 18% in 2009 to post-WWII low
WASHINGTON – The ranks of UAW members fell to a new post-World War II low in 2009 as the bankruptcies of General Motors and Chrysler led to thousands of manufacturing job losses.
According to its annual report...