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UAW Members Endorse Deals With Three Automakers

GM contract receives least support

(Newser) - With a less-than-overwhelming endorsement of the UAW's new contract with General Motors, union members have now ratified tentative deals with the three major Detroit automakers reached during a series of strikes. The union posted counts Thursday that showed the GM deal was backed by 55% of the almost 36,...

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...

GM Also Cuts a Deal, Ending UAW Strikes

General Motors agreement comes after Ford and Stellantis struck deals of their own

(Newser) - General Motors and the United Auto Workers union have reached a tentative contract agreement, according to multiple reports, including from the AP , the Wall Street Journal , and CNBC . The deal follows the pattern set with Ford last week and Jeep maker Stellantis over the weekend, and would bring an end...

UAW Walks Out at GM Plant
UAW Walks Out at GM Plant

UAW Walks Out at GM Plant

Automaker is the only company struck without a new deal

(Newser) - General Motors and the UAW planned to resume negotiations Sunday, hours after the strike was broadened to include the automaker's Spring Hill Assembly plant in Tennessee. The union reached a tentative agreement on terms Saturday with Stellantis , and the Detroit Free Press reports that UAW President Shawn Fain planned...

UAW Has Second Tentative Deal
UAW Has Second Tentative Deal

UAW Has Second Tentative Deal

Agreement could end strike at Stellantis plants, parts warehouses

(Newser) - Jeep maker Stellantis has reached a tentative contract agreement with the United Auto Workers union that follows a template set earlier this week with Ford, two people with knowledge of the negotiations said Saturday. The deal, which still has to be ratified by members, leaves only General Motors without a...

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 Escalates Strike After GM Reports Profit

5K walk off the job at key plant in Texas

(Newser) - The United Auto Workers union turned up the heat on General Motors as 5,000 workers walked off their jobs Tuesday at a highly profitable SUV factory in Arlington, Texas. The move comes just a day after the union went on strike at a Stellantis pickup truck factory in Sterling...

GM Sweetens Proposal, but UAW Sees 'More to Give'

Stellantis and GM caught up with Ford, union leader tells members

(Newser) - GM improved its proposals to striking UAW members on Friday, but the union's president told his members that the Detroit automakers can do better. "We're striking the Big Three like we've never struck before," Shawn Fain said. "These extremely profitable companies have more to...

UAW Expands Strike to Louisville Truck Plant

8.7K workers walk off job at Ford site

(Newser) - The United Auto Workers significantly escalated the union's battle against Detroit Three automakers Wednesday by going on strike against a major Ford truck plant in Louisville, Kentucky. In a surprise move, the 8,700 members left their jobs at about 6:30pm at the plant, which makes profitable heavy-duty...

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...

UAW Leader Announces 'Major Breakthrough' With GM

Strikes won't expand for now after deal on EV battery plants

(Newser) - The United Auto Workers said Friday the union will not expand its strikes against Detroit's three automakers after General Motors made a breakthrough concession on unionizing electric vehicle battery plants. The announcement of the pause in adding factories to the strikes came minutes after GM agreed to bring workers...

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...

One Demand by the UAW Would Benefit All Americans
One Demand by the UAW
Would Benefit All Americans

One Demand by the UAW Would Benefit All Americans

The shift to a 32-hour workweek is overdue, writes Binyamin Appelbaum

(Newser) - Much of the focus in the ongoing United Auto Workers strike is on wages. But Binyamin Appelbaum points out in the New York Times that workers also are pushing for a fundamental change—a 32-hour workweek over four days. "We'll all benefit if they succeed," Appelbaum writes...

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...

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