UAW Wants Seats On Big Three Boards

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UAW Wants Seats On Big Three Boards
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UAW President Bob King is angling for seats on the Big Three’s respective Boards Of Directors, and will likely use this as a negotiating point when contracts are discussed with automakers this summer. “I believe there should be workers’ representation on all boards,” King told The Detroit Bureau, arguing that German car companies employ the… Continue Reading...

Chevrolet Corvette Won’t Be Replaced Until 2014

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Chevrolet Corvette Won’t Be Replaced Until 2014
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General Motors is investing $131 million into their Bowling Green, Kentucky factory to help improve the legendary plant that produces the Chevrolet Corvette, but a new car won’t show up for another two model years. Having made upgrades to the 2012 model, General Motors will focus on re-tooling the plant, while also adding 250 workers… Continue Reading...

UAW May Negotiate With Detroit Automakers Simultaneously

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UAW May Negotiate With Detroit Automakers Simultaneously
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UAW President Bob King said that the union may abandon their tactic of targeting one automaker during contract negotiations and negotiate with Chrysler, Ford and General Motors at the same time. The UAW previously targeted one automaker during negotiations and used that to set an example for the others. However, King says that the relationship… Continue Reading...

Hyundai Veloster Delayed Two Months Due To Labor Dispute

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Hyundai Veloster Delayed Two Months Due To Labor Dispute
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Hyundai‘s Veloster sports coupe will have its North American introduction delayed by two months due to a labor dispute involving a union at its South Korean factory. A labor dispute involving changes to the shift structure at the Veloster’s plant in Ulsan caused a production slowdown, which saw the plant operate at 33 percent capacity…. Continue Reading...

Honda Dismisses Threats From UAW

Honda Dismisses Threats From UAW
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Even though Toyota saw its dealerships and other facilities picketed by UAW members in 2010, Honda is taking a tough stance on any interference by the United Auto Workers, with John Mendel, Honda‘s executive vice-president, dismissing them in a speech made on Tuesday. “The union announced that they’re going to target the operations of international… Continue Reading...

UAW President Tries To Blackmail Foreign OEMs Into Organizing As UAW Survival Questioned

UAW President Tries To Blackmail Foreign OEMs Into Organizing As UAW Survival Questioned
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The United Auto Workers continued its campaign of irrelevancy as its President, Bob King, launched a series of veiled threats at foreign automakers with American plants (such as the Honda plant seen above), while simultaneously stating that the very survival of the UAW is at stake – and the organization of a foreign automaker’s plant is the… Continue Reading...

Honda Halts Production In China Due To Strike At Parts Plant

Honda Halts Production In China Due To Strike At Parts Plant
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Honda was forced to shut down all four of its Chinese car plants, after 1,850 workers at an auto parts plant went on strike over wages. The strike is reported to have crippled Honda’s production capability in what is now the world’s largest car market. The lack of parts means that Honda is unable to… Continue Reading...