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News Automotive Manufacturing General
March 26, 2020  

Ford pushes for factory restart, unions not so sure

One Mexico facility and four in the US, not Oakville, Ont. plant.

News Automotive General
March 18, 2020  

Detroit 3, UAW agree on virus measures to keep plants running

Partial closure of plants, deep cleaning and longer periods between shift enacted to protect employees.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
March 3, 2020  

Good liquor and other joys: ex UAW official pleads guilty

Conspired with at least six other UAW officials in a multiyear effort to embezzle money for personal benefit.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
January 16, 2020  

Think tank says UAW deals increased automakers’ labour costs

Center for Automotive Research calculated GM and Ford will see total costs grow $8 per hour, Fiat Chrysler’s will rise by $11.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
December 12, 2019  

UAW workers ratify new contract with Fiat Chrysler

Deal extends a moratorium on outsourcing of jobs and will maintain its US presence through the life of the contract.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
December 2, 2019  

Fiat Chrysler, UAW reach tentative deal on contract

Will go to 47,000 union members for approval after UAW-FCA national council go over the details.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
November 20, 2019  

GM accuses Fiat Chrysler of bribing UAW to get lower costs

Lawsuit alleges FCA corrupted the bargaining process with the UAW in the 2009, 2011 and 2015 contracts.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
November 19, 2019  

UAW now turns focus to Fiat Chrysler, strike possible

Union expects FCA to follow the template set by GM and Ford, carmaker says conditions are different.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
November 7, 2019  

Acting UAW head to clean up corruption found by feds

Promising financial controls in place to stop the bribery and embezzlement.

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 General
October 28, 2019  

GM deal costs make talks with Ford, Fiat Chrysler difficult

Pay raises and a huge signing bonus, union’s top-notch health care changed little.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
October 28, 2019  

GM workers ratify contract, ending 40-day US strike

Four-year deal will be used as a template in bargaining with Ford and Fiat Chrysler.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
October 24, 2019  

GM suppliers face lingering revenue fallout from strike

Companies suffered varying degrees of damage from the sudden shutdown of operations on Sept. 16.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
October 24, 2019  

Workers at large GM plant truck plant in Michigan approve contract

Flint local is the second-largest, so its approval is a strong sign the contract will be ratified.

News Automotive Government General
October 21, 2019  

GM workers called back to Oshawa plant after UAW reaches tentative deal

The company called the roughly 2,000 temporarily laid-off workers at Oshawa back Friday to restart production.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
October 17, 2019  

GM contract: worker pay hikes, factory closings move forward

A mix of pay raises, lump sum payments and a US$11,000 signing bonus; in exchange for factories closing.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
October 17, 2019  

Workers celebrate deal with GM, show union power in industry

GM’s latest offer included wage increases, lump-sum payments, top-notch health insurance, promises of new products for many US factories.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
October 16, 2019  

GM and UAW reach tentative deal that could end strike

Union touts “major gains” for workers after months of bargaining.

News Government Manufacturing General
October 15, 2019  

Wages, pensions, plant investments still issues in GM strike

But signs are UAW and the automaker are progressing on key issues.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
October 9, 2019  

GM talks hit snag as union seeks products for UAW factories

Looking for job security: vehicles sold in the US should be made in the US.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
October 8, 2019  

GM restarts Ingersoll plant as scheduled despite US strike

Unifor president Jerry Dias believes the automaker can run the plant through to the end of October.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
October 7, 2019  

GM-UAW talks take turn for worse over product commitments

Union says offer did nothing to provide job security during the term of the agreement.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
October 2, 2019  

UAW strike could cost GM about US$1B and counting

Even as talks continue, the company is leery of settling the strike and saddling itself with costs that it will have to pay later.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
September 27, 2019  

GM reverses course, says strikers will keep health coverage

Workers howled and GM received withering criticism from politicians and on social media about cutting off the benefits.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
September 25, 2019  

Committees finish work in GM talks, top bargainers take over

Minor issues largely are resolved, focus shifts to wages, use of temporary workers and other contentious issues.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
September 24, 2019  

GM strike in 2nd week: Some progress but no end in sight

The union wants a bigger share of GM’s more than US$30 billion in profits during the past five years.

News Automotive Manufacturing Production
September 23, 2019  

GM halts two thirds of St. Catharines production over US strike [UPDATED]

Follows the full shutdown of vehicle production at the company’s Oshawa Assembly Plant.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
September 20, 2019  

GM stops vehicle assembly in Oshawa due to disruption from U.S. strike

On Friday, GM halted production on its flex line in Oshawa that produces the Chevrolet Impala and Cadillac XTS and employs about 650 workers.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
September 19, 2019  

Striking workers question whether UAW leaders can be trusted

In August, FBI raided the suburban Detroit home of UAW President Gary Jones as part of the widening federal investigation.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
September 18, 2019  

US strike: Temporary layoffs for 1,200 GM Oshawa workers

Unifor president Jerry Dias expects more cuts at Canadian operations.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
September 18, 2019  

Slow progress reported in talks as GM strike enters third day

Committees working on wages, health insurance costs, temporary workers and new work for plants slated to close.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
September 18, 2019  

Canadian auto sector starting to feel effect of GM strike in US

Companies are looking to adjust production schedules to adapt to the disruption.