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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.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
September 17, 2015  

Fiat Chrysler, UAW reach tentative contract deal

But the hard work of getting workers to pass it remains.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
September 16, 2015  

FCA and UAW reach tentative contract deal

Addresses pay and healh care issues but no specifics revealed.

News Automotive Manufacturing Economy General
September 15, 2015  

FCA, UAW extend contract as deadline passes

Bargaining continues on a new four-year agreement, deal is near.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
September 15, 2015  

GOP candidate Walker plans to outlaw federal unions

Also making all workplaces right to work; plans branded desperate in fierce labour response.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
September 14, 2015  

UAW chooses Fiat Chrysler as contract talks target

A deal will also set a general pattern for contracts at GM and Ford.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
September 8, 2015  

UAW chief hasn’t picked an auto company to target

Talks expected to be contentious because Big Three are healthy and making money.

News Government Manufacturing General
June 30, 2015  

Obama proposes extending overtime to 5M

Says too many workers getting short changed, but opponents say it will discourage job creation.

News Manufacturing General
June 8, 2015  

Goofy labour relations complaint for Disney

Policy that muzzles actors who play Mickey and friends challenged.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
May 28, 2015  

ACE manoeuvres at Chattanooga VW plant

Rival union wants to prevent the UAW from gaining bargaining rights for the first time.

News Government Manufacturing General
May 13, 2015  

Chinese plant workers protest poor treatment

10,000 at state-owned machinery maker decry layoff of thousands, low wages.

News Energy Manufacturing General
May 7, 2015  

French nuke manufacturer cutting thousands of jobs

Areva talking with union about reducing labour costs by 18% amid industry rethink.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
March 26, 2015  

UAW chief rejects lower wages as auto talks loom

Williams under pressure to end a second level of wages starting at $15/hour.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
March 13, 2015  

VW’s German plant workers share the profits

They earned cheques worth $6,250 reflecting a strong 2014.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas Business Operations General
March 13, 2015  

Six-week Shell refineries strike could end soon

Refinery workers, Shell reach tentative agreement in bid to end it.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
February 4, 2015  

Higher pay for up to 500 hourly Ford workers

Transitioning to higher bracket after hiring surpasses wage caps.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
January 29, 2015  

Unifor says GM must decide now in Oshawa

Union says operations will be more competitive with decline of the dollar.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
January 26, 2015  

Premium Brands closing Toronto meat plant

Two hundred jobs to be lost; work moving to other Ontario facilities.