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  1. UAW at a crossroads

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    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...
  2. Tennessee Volkswagen plant votes against union in UAW defeat

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    BY BERNIE WOODALL Feb 14, 2014 Reuters (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...
  3. Ford workers ratify new contract with UAW

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    Ford workers ratify new contract with UAW By: Dee-Ann Durbin and Tom Krisher October 18, 2011 Yahoo 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...
  4. Flat Rock's "yes" vote swings UAW support back in favor of Ford labor deal

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    Flat Rock's "yes" vote swings UAW support back in favor of Ford labor deal By Drew Johnson Oct 14th, 2011 LLN 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...
  5. UAW says no-vote on Ford deal will result in strike; Ford says it will hire scabs

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    UAW says no-vote on Ford deal will result in strike; Ford says it will hire scabs By Mark Kleis Oct 13th, 2011 LLN 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...
  6. UAW, Ford Reach Tentative Agreement on National Labor Contract to Add 12,000 U.S. Job

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    UAW, Ford Reach Tentative Agreement on National Labor Contract to Add 12,000 U.S. Jobs, Significant Investment Ford Media 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...
  7. UAW to Ford plant leaders: Come to Detroit on Tuesday; new labor contract expected

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    UAW to Ford plant leaders: Come to Detroit on Tuesday; new labor contract expected Brent Snavely Oct. 2, 2011 Freep 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...
  8. GM, UAW approve 4-year contract

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    GM, UAW approve 4-year contract By: Christina Rogers September 28. 2011 Detroit News 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...
  9. UAW could have labor deal with Ford by week's end

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    UAW could have labor deal with Ford by week's end By Drew Johnson Sep 27th, 2011 LLN 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...
  10. UAW to target Ford next after Chrysler talks extended 4 weeks

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    UAW to target Ford next after Chrysler talks extended 4 weeks By: David Phillips September 21, 2011 Automotive News 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...
  11. Ford is most vulnerable without strike ban as UAW talks open

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    Ford is most vulnerable without strike ban as UAW talks open July 22, 2011 Automotive News 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...
  12. Ford, UAW reach deal on Focus Plant

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    Ford, UAW reach deal on Focus plant Second-tier wage rate not included BY BRENT SNAVELY and CHRISSIE THOMPSON Oct. 9, 2010 www.freep.com 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...
  13. Ford Says It Will Seek UAW Givebacks to Match Rivals

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    Ford Says It Will Seek UAW Givebacks to Match Rivals Bloomberg 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...
  14. Rev. Jackson, UAW ask Ford staff to join march

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    The Rev. Jesse Jackson and UAW President Bob King greeted about 800 Ford workers Tuesday morning at the Dearborn Truck Plant to urge members to attend a march in Detroit on Saturday. More...
  15. UAW is ready to rebuild, new leader says

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    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...
  16. UAW ranks fell 18% in 2009 to post-WWII low

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    <!--Saxotech Paragraph Count: 2 --> 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...
  17. UAW agrees to Ford Stock for VEBA

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    Ford and UAW reach tentative deal on VEBA changes Ford and UAW reach tentative deal on VEBA changes DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co (F.N) and the UAW on Monday reached a tentative deal on VEBA changes, the UAW said. Highlights: * Ford Motor Co and UAW reach tentative deal on contract...
  18. Givebacks in Bush plan rile UAW

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    It makes you wonder how Union leadership cannot fathom how their workers welfare is connected to the health of the enterprise they work for. Michigan is in a pathetic state precisely becouse no business wants to go there and get entangled in the union mess. Now even families are leaving in...
  19. New Factory in Brazil a Model for Ford's Future, but the UAW Hates It

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    Seeking Alpha New Factory in Brazil a Model for Ford's Future, but the UAW Hates It DETROIT NEWS--This state-of-the-art manufacturing complex in the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia is not only the centerpiece of Ford's Brazilian turnaround plan, it is also one of the most advanced...
  20. AutoNews:Ford Scuttles Low Cost Plant+UAW info

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    Ford scuttles plans for low-cost plant Automaker outlines savings from new UAW pact Richard Truett Automotive News | November 15, 2007 - 10:00 am EST DETROIT -- Remember that new low-cost plant Ford Motor Co. said it would build so that it could compete better with transplant automakers...
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