Jeep Wrangler Production Ramping Up to Meet Increased Demand

According to a plan instigated by both Chrysler and the United Auto Worker’s union, an agreement between the two parties calls for a boost in Wrangler output to 90 vehicles a day at the Toledo Supplier Park  facility in Ohio (the only one that builds the traditional Jeep), by June 2012.

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UAW Picketing Hyundai Dealerships

In what is perhaps an interesting turn of events, the United Auto Workers’ union organized one hour pickets in front of Hyundai dealerships in the US, from 12 noon to 1 pm Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday, November 30th.

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Canadian Union Voices Concerns Amid New UAW Contract

In perhaps a case of robbing Peter to pay Paul, head of the Canadian Auto Worker’s Union, Ken Lewenza  has expressed some concern over a tentative new agreement south of the border between the UAW and General Motors.

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General Motors Workers Suing Union, Company Over Pay Dispute

A group of 28 workers at General Motors’ Lordstown, Ohio plant are suing both GM and the UAW, claiming that they were wrongly classified as temporary workers, resulting in a 40 percent pay cut.

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Anti-Union Automakers Are Violating Human Rights Says UAW Boss

Bob King, President of the United Auto Workers’ union has gone on the record as saying that his organization will label companies that try to disrupt efforts to organize workers as human rights violators.

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Cadillac Confirms New BMW 3 Series Rival Will Be Built at Lansing Grand River Plant

In stark contrast to most trends in the manufacturing sector in Michigan, General Motors has announced that it will be investing $190 million at its Lansing Grand River assembly plant in the state. By doing so, the General will be creating 600 new jobs and a second shift for Cadillac‘s new BMW 3 Series rival, rumors to be called the ATS. Currently the plant currently builds the CTS and STS models.

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General Motors Ready To Repay U.S. Treasury $2.1 Billion

General Motors will buy $2.1 billion worth of preferred stock as part of a move to pay off its $49.5 billion in federal bailout loans.  GM will also launch a series of measures to reduce its debt by $11 billion.

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GM to Invest $483 Million, Add 483 New Jobs at Spring Hill Powertrain Plant

General Motors, recently announced that is preparing to invest $483 million and create 483 new jobs at it’s Spring Hill, Tennesse Powertrain complex, which currently builds Ecotec four-cylinder engines. Providing that state and local officials are in agreement, the investment should provide a major shot in the arm for the General, the Spring Hill area and also the United Auto Workers’ union, since the new jobs will be filled by workers laid off, in accordance with the UAW/GM National Labor agreement.

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