Ford, UAW union reach tentative contract agreement
Agreement likely will mirror the pact approved by GM workers after a 40-day strike.
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.
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.
South Carolina Boeing workers say no to joining machinist union
An uphill battle for organizers, vote maintains the South’s anti-unionization history.
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.
Volkswagen files appeal of UAW ruling at Tennessee
NLRB ruled the German automaker was engaging in unfair labour practices.
Ford to build small car factory in Mexico
Production of the Focus C-Max hybrid will shift from suburban Detroit.
Unilever India settles mercury poisoning claims
Workers’ group says 45 workers and 18 family members died over a period of 33 years.
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.
UAW claims more unfair labour practices at Volkswagen
Union charges workplace changes are made without consultation with the maintenance workers.
UAW wins vote for skilled workers VW’s US plant
A lopsided 108-44 win at Chattanooga plant for machinery maintenance personnel
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
UAW going ‘micro’ with bargaining at VW plant
Small group of skilled trades to hold a vote on joining the union.
UAW opening US office with German IG Metall
Unions intend to improve wages and working conditions among German-owned automotive suppliers.
UAW members approve Deere deal for 3 states
Master labour contract covers plant workers in Illinois, Iowa and Kansas.
Fiat Chrysler, UAW reach tentative contract deal
But the hard work of getting workers to pass it remains.
FCA and UAW reach tentative contract deal
Addresses pay and healh care issues but no specifics revealed.
FCA, UAW extend contract as deadline passes
Bargaining continues on a new four-year agreement, deal is near.
GOP candidate Walker plans to outlaw federal unions
Also making all workplaces right to work; plans branded desperate in fierce labour response.
UAW chooses Fiat Chrysler as contract talks target
A deal will also set a general pattern for contracts at GM and Ford.
UAW chief hasn’t picked an auto company to target
Talks expected to be contentious because Big Three are healthy and making money.
Obama proposes extending overtime to 5M
Says too many workers getting short changed, but opponents say it will discourage job creation.
Goofy labour relations complaint for Disney
Policy that muzzles actors who play Mickey and friends challenged.
ACE manoeuvres at Chattanooga VW plant
Rival union wants to prevent the UAW from gaining bargaining rights for the first time.
Chinese plant workers protest poor treatment
10,000 at state-owned machinery maker decry layoff of thousands, low wages.
French nuke manufacturer cutting thousands of jobs
Areva talking with union about reducing labour costs by 18% amid industry rethink.
UAW chief rejects lower wages as auto talks loom
Williams under pressure to end a second level of wages starting at $15/hour.
VW’s German plant workers share the profits
They earned cheques worth $6,250 reflecting a strong 2014.
Six-week Shell refineries strike could end soon
Refinery workers, Shell reach tentative agreement in bid to end it.
Higher pay for up to 500 hourly Ford workers
Transitioning to higher bracket after hiring surpasses wage caps.
Unifor says GM must decide now in Oshawa
Union says operations will be more competitive with decline of the dollar.
Premium Brands closing Toronto meat plant
Two hundred jobs to be lost; work moving to other Ontario facilities.