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Strike a 'Victory for Autoworkers,' Not Necessarily for Consumers

Car prices could jump more than $1K to pay for new labor costs, one auto expert says

(Newser) - General Motors, the final holdout in the United Auto Workers strike, finally caved this week, reaching a tentative agreement with workers that would bring to an end six weeks of strikes that targeted GM, Ford, and Stellantis—the so-called Big Three of Detroit. Details for all of the automakers' agreements...

UAW, Ford Have a 'Historic' Tentative Agreement

'We won things nobody thought possible,' says UAW President Shawn Fain

(Newser) - After 41 days on strike, United Auto Workers has reached a tentative—and, the union says, "historic"—agreement with Ford. The deal, according to a UAW news release cited by the Detroit News , includes 25% in base wage increases through April 2028, plus cost-of-living adjustments. The top wage...

UAW Has Another Strike on Its Hands

4K Mack Trucks workers walk off the job after union rejects tentative deal on Sunday

(Newser) - Union workers at Mack Trucks went on strike Monday after voting down a tentative five-year contract agreement that negotiators had reached with the company. The United Auto Workers said 4,000 unionized workers walked out at 7am, reports the AP , adding to labor turmoil in the industry that has ensnared...

United Auto Workers Strike Just Got Bigger

7K more workers will target Ford plant in Chicago, GM factory near Lansing, Michigan

(Newser) - The United Auto Workers union says its two-week strike against Detroit automakers will spread to 7,000 more workers at a Ford plant in Chicago and a General Motors assembly factory near Lansing, Michigan, reports the AP . Union President Shawn Fain told workers on a video appearance Friday that negotiations...

During GOP Debate, Trump Downplays UAW Strike in Michigan

Former POTUS spoke at a non-unionized auto parts supplier in Michigan

(Newser) - As his Republican rivals sparred onstage in California at their second primary debate , former President Trump was in battleground Michigan on Wednesday night working to win over blue-collar voters by lambasting President Biden and his push for electric cars in the midst of an autoworkers' strike, the AP reports. "...

Driver Goes Through UAW Picket Line
Picketing Auto
Workers Hit by Car

Picketing Auto Workers Hit by Car

5 striking UAW workers received minor injuries

(Newser) - An employee drove through a picket line in trying to leave a General Motors plant near Flint, Michigan, on Tuesday, and in the process struck five people who were picketing as part of the United Auto Workers strike. Police say the striking UAW workers were blocking a driveway at the...

In Historic Move, Biden Joins UAW Picket Line

He is believed to be the first sitting president to march with striking workers

(Newser) - President Biden flew to Michigan Tuesday and did something no sitting president has ever done : He joined a picket line. "You deserve the significant raise you need," Biden told striking United Auto Workers in Van Buren Township, via a bullhorn. The AP reports that he walked along the...

On Tuesday, an 'Absolutely Unprecedented' Move by Biden

Looks like he'll be the first president ever to walk picket line when he joins UAW strike in Michigan

(Newser) - President Biden's decision to stand alongside United Auto Workers picketers Tuesday on the 12th day of their strike against major carmakers underscores an allegiance to labor unions that appears to be unparalleled in presidential history, per the AP . Experts in presidential and US labor history say they can't...

Biden Makes Big Announcement on UAW Strike

President is heading to Michigan on Tuesday to stand with union workers on the picket line

(Newser) - The United Auto Workers strike expanded on Friday , with union workers walking out of dozens of additional parts-distribution centers across the nation amid sluggish negotiations with Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis, Detroit's "Big Three" automakers. Now, a big-name boost is heading to the picket line next week: President...

UAW Strike Spreads to Locations in 20 States
The UAW Strike
Just Got a Lot Bigger

The UAW Strike Just Got a Lot Bigger

Workers are walking out of GM, Stellantis plants in 20 states but Ford is being spared

(Newser) - The president of the United Auto Workers said Friday the union will expand its strike against major automakers by walking out of 38 General Motors and Stellantis parts distribution centers in 20 states. Ford was spared additional strikes because the company has met some of the union's demands during...

UAW Reports Tim Scott to Labor Board

SC senator backed firing striking federal workers in 'textbook unfair labor practice'

(Newser) - South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott may be vying for the White House, but he may sooner find himself in front of the National Labor Relations Board, according to the Intercept . Asked about the United Auto Workers strike against Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis during a campaign event in Iowa on...

Warning to UAW: Don't Kill 'the Goose That Lays the Golden Egg'

In 'NYT' op-ed, Steven Rattner worries about strike's 'implications for our economy,' and for Biden

(Newser) - The United Auto Workers union is threatening to expand its targeted strike against Detroit's Big Three automakers if major advances aren't seen in contract negotiations by Friday. But at least one person thinks that the UAW is "overplaying its hand" in taking on Ford, General Motors, and...

Deadline Passes With No Deal, and UAW Strike Begins

13K US auto workers stopped making vehicles Friday

(Newser) - About 13,000 US auto workers stopped making vehicles and went on strike Friday after their leaders couldn't bridge a giant gap between union demands in contract talks and what Detroit's three automakers are willing to pay, the AP reports. Members of the United Auto Workers union began...

UAW Contract Deadline Nears: 'Nobody's Coming to Save Us'

United Auto Workers leader Shawn Fain says likely strike will be 'limited and targeted'

(Newser) - The head of the United Auto Workers union said Wednesday that a strike against Detroit's Big Three automakers is imminent, with negotiations ahead of Thursday's 11:59pm contract deadline not making the headway needed to fend off a work stoppage at Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis, per the...

On Labor Day, a Major Strike Looms
On Labor Day,
a Major Strike Looms

On Labor Day, a Major Strike Looms

'More combative' United Auto Workers union makes demands ahead of contract expiration on Sept. 14

(Newser) - A 46% pay raise. A 32-hour workweek with 40 hours of pay. A restoration of traditional pensions. The demands that a more combative United Auto Workers union has pressed on General Motors, Stellantis, and Ford—demands that even the UAW's own president calls "audacious"— are edging it...

UAW Members to Vote Again on Ending Deere Strike

10K workers have been off the job for a month

(Newser) - For the third time, Deere & Co. and United Auto Workers negotiators have agreed on tentative contract that could end a monthlong strike. The new deal, announced Friday night, makes changes to the proposal UAW members rejected on Nov. 2, the New York Times reports, by a 55%-45% margin. That...

10K John Deere Workers Went on Strike at Midnight
Deere, UAW Have
Tentative Deal to End Strike

Deere, UAW Have Tentative Deal to End Strike

Workers will stay off the job until agreement is ratified

(Newser) - Updated: Deere & Co. and the United Auto Workers reached a tentative labor deal Saturday that would end the union's strike. Workers will stay out, however, while they consider the terms and vote on the six-year agreement, the AP reports. An earlier tentative deal was rejected by UAW members...

Labor Board Says Musk Tweet Must Be Deleted

Tesla CEO threatened workers with loss of benefits if they supported union

(Newser) - Tesla CEO Elon Musk has tweeted his way into trouble with another federal agency, this time the National Labor Relations Board. The board on Thursday found that a May 20, 2018, Musk tweet unlawfully threatened employees with loss of stock options if they chose to be represented by the United...

Former Union Leader: Yes, I Did It. All of It.

Gary Jones admits to embezzling from the United Auto Workers Union

(Newser) - Gary Jones has confessed to embezzling over $1 million from rank-and-file members of the United Auto Workers Union, the New York Times reports. The former UAW president pleaded guilty Wednesday and admitted to skimming money for various personal expenses including golf outings, pricey meals, vacation rentals, liquor, and clothing. Prosecutors...

UAW's Former Leader Accused of Embezzling $1M

Gary Jones is charged with corruption

(Newser) - Federal prosecutors on Thursday charged the former president of the United Auto Workers with corruption, alleging he conspired with others at the union to embezzle more than $1 million, per the AP . Gary Jones, who quit his post in November , has been under scrutiny for months. Agents conducted a public...

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