GM Canada Loses 1,500 Jobs to US Workers

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GM Canada Loses 1,500 Jobs to US Workers
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Mixing business and emotion is dangerous, as some 2,000 workers in Oshawa, Canada are learning today. The GM plant they work at, which manufactures the Chevrolet Impala and runs a flex line for the Equinox, will axe 2,000 jobs. Continue Reading...

UAW Reaches Agreement With General Motors

UAW Reaches Agreement With General Motors
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As a government imposed June 1st bankruptcy deadline looms on the horizon, the UAW is reporting that it has reached a tentative agreement with General Motors and the U.S. Treasury. The specifics of the agreement will not be made public until the contract is ratified, however, the UAW did say that changes have been made… Continue Reading...

Chrysler to Idle Plants During Bankruptcy

Chrysler to Idle Plants During Bankruptcy
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Starting Monday, Chrysler will idle most of its plants as the company restructures under a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. This will include 8 U.S. assembly plants, as well as facilities in Canada and Mexico. Other pre-assembly facilities will also face temporary closure including five North American engine plants, six stamping plants and seven transmission plants…. Continue Reading...

Chrysler/UAW Agreement Gives Union 55 Percent Share of Automaker

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Chrysler/UAW Agreement Gives Union 55 Percent Share of Automaker
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  Less than a day after the UAW, Chrysler and Fiat agreed upon the terms of a contract that would keep the struggling U.S. automaker afloat, details of the agreement have surfaced in which the union will take a controlling share in Chrysler. At first it seemed almost too good to be true that all… Continue Reading...

CAW Burns Nardelli/LaSorda Letter and Responds With Its Own

CAW Burns Nardelli/LaSorda Letter and Responds With Its Own
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The Canadian Auto Workers union, after burning the letter written by Chrysler CEO Bob Nardelli and joint-president Tom Lasorda, has now responded with its own statement. CAW president Ken Lewenza denies that a $19 labor gap exists between Canadian and U.S. workers and refuses to re-negotiate a contract that has already been re-neogotiated.  Lewenza calls the… Continue Reading...

Fiat Ready to Walk on Deal With Chrysler After Canadian Union Refuses to Budge

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Fiat Ready to Walk on Deal With Chrysler After Canadian Union Refuses to Budge
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Fiat is about ready to walk away from a potential partnership with Chrysler says CEO Sergio Marchionne unless the U.S. automaker can significantly cut labor costs. While the United Auto Workers union has made it known that it is willing to work with Fiat and Chrysler management, the Canadian Auto Workers union isn’t. “From what… Continue Reading...
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