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Newt Gingrich Blames UAW for Struggling US Auto Industry

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Newt Gingrich Blames UAW for Struggling US Auto Industry
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Former US House Speaker and REpublican party nominee Newt Gingrich recently touched on the auto industry at a campaign stop in Des Moines, Iowa. At his first real test as a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, Gingrich responded to a question about jobs leaving the United States and targeted the United Auto Workers (UAW)…. Continue Reading...

Chicago Ford Plant Gives Early ‘No’ To New Pact

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Chicago Ford Plant Gives Early ‘No’ To New Pact
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Local 551 of Chicago’s Ford Plant gave a resounding “no” to the new four-year labor contract. Local 551 represents about 6 percent of Ford’s United Auto Workers (UAW) employees and according to  secretary-treasurer Scott Houldieson of Local 551, the two-tier pay scale was one of the biggest reasons the plant’s workers voted against it. The… Continue Reading...

Ford Begins 2011 Contract Negotiations With UAW

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Ford Begins 2011 Contract Negotiations With UAW
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Ford is opening the floor to 2011’s contract negotiations with the United Auto Workers—which always ends in suspense. Will the UAW walk away in anger? Will they threaten a strike? Will Ford shut down a couple more plants and idle production for months on end? Or will the ghost of Henry Ford send in the… Continue Reading...

Chrysler Factory Workers Caught Drinking, Again [Video]

Chrysler Factory Workers Caught Drinking, Again [Video]
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Ten months ago, a scandal at a Chrysler plant in Detroit broke when workers were caught drinking during their lunch break before returning to work. Now, at a different plant, the boys are at it again. At the Trenton Engine Plant also in Detroit, Chrysler workers were filmed driving a mile from work, then drinking… Continue Reading...

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...

General Motors To Spend $2 Billion On Factory Upgrades

General Motors To Spend $2 Billion On Factory Upgrades
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General Motors will invest $2 billion across 17 plants, as the company retools existing plants to build new products and hire more workers. GM confirmed that their Toledo, Ohio plant would receive $250 million in improvements and create 250 new jobs. CEO Dan Akerson didn’t announced which plants would be infused with new capital, but the Detroit-Hamtramck… 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...

General Motors To Recall 2,000 Laid Off Workers By September

General Motors To Recall 2,000 Laid Off Workers By September
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General Motors will recall 2,000 laid off workers by September according to a Detroit News report, allowing the company to start hiring new workers for its American plants. While G.M. representatives would not confirm any timeline, Joe Ashton, UAW VP in charge of GM, confirmed that the workers would be back, stating “We will have… Continue Reading...
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