Unions seek improvements to NAFTA auto provisions
Unifor president Jerry Dias says the unions “will not allow trade to pit worker against worker.”
Rally starts union push at Mississippi Nissan plant
Nissan management opposes a union, although it says workers are free to choose whether they’d like to be represented or not.
Volkswagen reneged on deal to recognize union: UAW
Union says carmaker would recognize UAW as member representative if it dropped a challenge on the outcome of an election.
UAW wins vote for skilled workers VW’s US plant
A lopsided 108-44 win at Chattanooga plant for machinery maintenance personnel
Despite richer contracts, not all auto workers embrace spirit of compromise
Dissenters say union failed to win back painful concessions workers made when automakers were struggling in new labour contracts.
UAW unworried about political blowback for joint effort with German union
Unions will work together to boost wages and working conditions for the 100,000 people working for German employers in the US auto sector.
Ford to invest $900M at Chicago plant in tentative deal between automaker, union
Four-year agreement approved by UAW leadership includes the creation of 200 new jobs at the facility.
UAW, GM reach new contract agreement, avoiding strike
Agreement covers 52,600 US auto workers at 62 GM facilities in the US.
Maintenance workers at VW in Tennessee seek new UAW vote
Election on exclusive bargaining rights would only apply to the about 165 “skilled trade” workers at the plant.
UAW approves 2nd contract deal with Fiat Chrysler
Union members vote 77% in favour of the agreement, which covers 40,000 workers at 23 US factories.
Fiat Chrysler avoids strike with new UAW deal
Union cites significant gains; deal awaits membership approval.
UAW threatens strike in contract talks with Fiat Chrysler
Union members overwhelmingly rejected a tentative contract agreement last week.
UAW members approve Deere deal for 3 states
Master labour contract covers plant workers in Illinois, Iowa and Kansas.
UAW members reject four-year Fiat Chrysler deal
New deal had pay raises but didn’t end a lower wage rate for those hired after 2007.
Deere announces tentative agreement with UAW
Deal is for a six-year term; company will not release other specifics publicly.
Fiat Chrysler, UAW deal rejected in early voting
Leaders still hope for approval this week.
Alabama auto seat workers vote to join UAW
Workers cited issues such as wage caps and growing use of temporary workers in their vote to join the union.
Fiat to keep Jeep Wrangler in Ohio
Automaker to move Cherokee line out of state; does not say where to.
Fiat Chrysler, union chief agree two tier wages must go
Marchionne says people should get the same pay for the same work.
UAW, GM confident both sides can be happy as contract talks begin
The union wants pay raises for longtime workers and new product guarantees, while the automakers look to trim costs.
Detroit auto workers want a raise, manufacturers try to keep costs in check
UAW says it sacrificed in previous contracts and workers now deserve pay raises.
UAW filing reveals 55% membership at Tenn. VW plant
Filing comes as the union works toward gaining collective bargaining rights at its first foreign-owned plant in the South.
Auto worker protest at Miss. plant could open new UAW push
Is the union preparing to launch another salvo in the US deep south?
UAW chief says automakers can hike wages and stay competitive
Contract talks open with Fiat Chrysler, Ford and General Motors this summer.
Mercedes violated labour laws at Alabama plant, Feds say
The automaker stopped UAW supporters from handing out literature inside the plant.
UAW moves on two-tier wages
“The time has come for workers on both sides of the border to share in the auto industry’s recovery…”
UAW says new VW policy opens door to union in Tennessee
Automaker says it will recognize the union, allowing it to bargain for both members and non-members.
Ford adding 1,200 workers, another shift at Missouri plant to build Transit van
Workers have been hired and are expected to start work in late November.
Alabama Mercedes plant should be be unionized, Daimler labour chief says
Michael Brech said he supports the United Auto Workers’ efforts to gain recognition at the plant.
UAW workers at Indiana auto seat plant approve contract with Lear Corp.
New contract eliminates two-tiered pay system.
UAW forming new local at Tennessee’s Volkswagen plant
If successful, it would become the first unionized foreign auto plant in the southern US.
UAW announces new assignments for the union’s officers
Officers will lead contract negotiations with automakers, parts suppliers and government departments.