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News Automotive Manufacturing General
October 31, 2019  

Ford, UAW union reach tentative contract agreement

Agreement likely will mirror the pact approved by GM workers after a 40-day strike.

News Automotive Manufacturing Economy General
July 15, 2019  

US auto workers union, Detroit 3 at odds as contract talks open

Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler are still making good money, and the UAW will want a bigger piece.

News Manufacturing Economy General
August 15, 2018  

US productivity surges at 2.9% annualized growth rate in Q2

Economic growth indicator follows a much weaker 0.3% gain in the first quarter.

News Aerospace Manufacturing General
February 16, 2017  

South Carolina Boeing workers say no to joining machinist union

An uphill battle for organizers, vote maintains the South’s anti-unionization history.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
November 11, 2016  

GM may find jobs for laid off workers at other factories

There may be more jobs available at truck and SUV factories where sales are growing.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing General
September 2, 2016  

Volkswagen files appeal of UAW ruling at Tennessee

NLRB ruled the German automaker was engaging in unfair labour practices.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
April 6, 2016  

Ford to build small car factory in Mexico

Production of the Focus C-Max hybrid will shift from suburban Detroit.

News Chemicals Manufacturing General
March 10, 2016  

Unilever India settles mercury poisoning claims

Workers’ group says 45 workers and 18 family members died over a period of 33 years.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
March 1, 2016  

Hundreds walk off Tesla job in Nevada labour dispute

Union officials said work at Tesla’s gigafactory is increasingly being done by non-union, out-of-state crews.

News Automotive Manufacturing General Production
February 10, 2016  

UAW claims more unfair labour practices at Volkswagen

Union charges workplace changes are made without consultation with the maintenance workers.

News Automotive Manufacturing General Machinery and Equipment Maintenance
December 7, 2015  

UAW wins vote for skilled workers VW’s US plant

A lopsided 108-44 win at Chattanooga plant for machinery maintenance personnel

News Automotive Manufacturing Transportation General Operations
December 2, 2015  

Volvo Trucks to lay off 734 workers at Virginia plant

Cites lower demand for long haul trucks; will spend $38.1 million to upgrade plant

News Automotive Manufacturing General Production
November 19, 2015  

UAW going ‘micro’ with bargaining at VW plant

Small group of skilled trades to hold a vote on joining the union.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
November 19, 2015  

UAW opening US office with German IG Metall

Unions intend to improve wages and working conditions among German-owned automotive suppliers.

News Manufacturing General
October 5, 2015  

UAW members approve Deere deal for 3 states

Master labour contract covers plant workers in Illinois, Iowa and Kansas.