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UAW Says No Foreign Target This Year

Posted 12.07.2011 | Detroit

The UAW shifted gears on its organizing strategy, today, announcing it would not target a foreign auto manufacturer with plants in the United States f...

A Brief Primer on Contract Negotiations

David Macaray | Posted 01.08.2012 | Business
David Macaray

With organized labor so prominently in the news these days, it might be helpful to explain how contract negotiations actually work.

Occupy Wall Street at 6AM Sunday

The Relentless Conservative | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics
The Relentless Conservative

I woke up very early on Sunday morning and thought the Relentless Conservative (RC) should head on down to see what Occupy Wall Street (OWS) was all about.

Local Ford Workers Reject New Contract, Strike May Lie Ahead

Posted 12.13.2011 | Chicago

Members of the United Auto Workers Union at the Chicago Ford auto plant on Thursday rejected a proposed contract that would add more than 1,100 new jo...

Chrysler, United Auto Workers Reach Tentative Labor Deal

Posted 12.12.2011 | Business

DETROIT - The United Auto Workers and Chrysler Group LLC reached a tentative four-year labor contract for the No. 3 U.S. automaker's 26,000 hourly pro...

UAW Rejects Deal With Defense Contracter For Second Time

Posted 12.09.2011 | Business

OSHKOSH, Wisconsin (Reuters) - Workers at defense contractor Oshkosh Corp turned down a new five-year contract offer from the company for a second tim...

High Labor Costs In China Could Push Manufacturing Jobs To The U.S: Report

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.07.2011 | Business

China's swelling manufacturing sector has had Americans worried for a while. Labor has been cheap and plentiful in China, and for much of the past ...

It Is Time to Get It Right

Ed Lawler | Posted 11.21.2011 | Business
Ed Lawler

It truly is a national tragedy that the auto industry did not develop a mutually beneficial labor management relationship decades ago. Let's hope they get it right this time.

Lila Shapiro

For Some Labor Advocates, GM Labor Deal Falls Short | Lila Shapiro | Posted 11.21.2011 | Business

After weeks of negotiations between auto workers and General Motors over a new four-year contract, the union announced Tuesday that the company plans ...

United Auto Workers Making 'Much Progress' On New Contract With GM

Posted 11.14.2011 | Business

The United Auto Workers (UAW) union has made "much progress" toward reaching a new contract with General Motors Co to replace a deal on wages and bene...

Lila Shapiro

UAW Divided As Workers Seek Payback | Lila Shapiro | Posted 10.25.2011 | Business

LORDSTOWN, Ohio -- On a recent rainy morning, community leaders gathered under umbrellas in front of the local General Motors plant to commemorate a r...

Are You Ready to Jump Into the World of Self-Employment?

Don McNay | Posted 10.10.2011 | Small Business
Don McNay

If Americans like the idea of self-employment and know it presents the greatest opportunity for growth, what is stopping some of them from taking the plunge?

Could We Lose the Auto Industry Again?

Carl Pope | Posted 09.27.2011 | Business
Carl Pope

With GM and Chrysler seemingly bouncing back from their bankruptcies, and the federal government largely repaying its loans, losing the auto industry may seem unlikely -- and it still is, but it is no longer impossible.

Lila Shapiro

Auto Union Shows Newfound Willingness To Rise And Fall With Profits | Lila Shapiro | Posted 08.10.2011 | Business

A new Wall Street Journal interview with United Auto Workers union president Bob King suggests that when it comes to profit-sharing, the union may be ...

Chrysler Set To Repay Billions Of Dollars In Loans

Posted 07.24.2011 | Business

DETROIT (Ben Klayman, Deepa Seetharaman) - Chrysler Group LLC was set on Tuesday to repay $7.5 billion in U.S. and Canadian government loans from its ...

Lila Shapiro

Detroit Auto Workers Look To See Scales Balanced With Big Three Back In Black | Lila Shapiro | Posted 08.22.2011 | Business

Twice in the past four years, during the darkest days of the recession, unionized auto workers made major concessions to help Detroit's Big Three auto...

Auto Union Grows For First Time In Years

Reuters | Posted 05.31.2011 | Business

DETROIT - United Auto Workers membership rose for the first time in six years in 2010, helped by a recovering U.S. auto industry and expanding to incl...

Why We Strike

Leighton Woodhouse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leighton Woodhouse

If today's labor movement is going to reverse decades of decline, union leaders are going to need to forget the habits of the last 30 years and learn something new from the rank and file: You don't win a fight by not fighting.

The States With The Strongest & Weakest Unions

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The size of American labor unions has fallen sharply in the last decade. Much of this has to do with the erosion of the US manufacturing base. The sin...

UAW In Talks To Unionize Other U.S. Auto Plants

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT (Reuters) - The United Auto Workers has had preliminary private discussions with some nonunion automakers about organizing U.S. plants as it a...

Class Warfare and Korea "Free Trade": An Open Letter to UAW, My Union

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tasini

So-called "free trade" is part of the relentless class warfare under way in America. And the so-called "free trade" deal with South Korea is no except...

UAW President: Critics of Korea Treaty Don't Represent Workers

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

UAW President Bob King has sparked outraged among progressives and the labor movement by endorsing the Korea Free Trade Agreement. Here's what he told me about it.

Is All Hope Gone?

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Obama's emerging political strategy is what I have called DC centrism: things popular with the Washington Post and DC pundits that have no popularity with actual middle class swing voters or the base voters Obama desperately needs to re-energize.

UAW Gets 800 Jobs for Endorsing Obama's NAFTA-Style Korea Trade Deal, Which Will Cost 159,000 US Jobs

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jane Hamsher

By endorsing this agreement, UAW President Bob King demonstrates that the UAW has become a Chinese-style union: much closer to the interests of management and government than its line workers.

The F Word: Profits, Pensions, and the Return of GM

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Today marked the return of automaker GM to public trading on the stock market. All hail the American automakers, returning to profitability in a littl...