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  • GM Hits Fiat Chrysler with Bombshell Corruption Lawsuit

    11/21/2019 8:58:43 AM PST · by fishtank · 14 replies
    IEN ^ | 11-21-19 | Alex Shanahan, Anna Wells
    GM Hits Fiat Chrysler with Bombshell Corruption Lawsuit by Alex Shanahan, Anna Wells 11-21-2019 "GM says Fiat Chrysler has been in cahoots with the UAW for years, and it's cost them billions."
  • California to stop buying GM, Toyota and Fiat Chrysler vehicles over emissions fight

    11/18/2019 12:41:10 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 108 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | November 18, 2019 | David Shepardson (editing by Tom Brown)
    California said on Monday it will halt all purchases of new vehicles for state government fleets from GM, Toyota and Fiat Chrysler and other automakers backing President Donald Trump in a battle to strip the state of authority to regulate tailpipe emissions. Between 2016 and 2018, California purchased $58.6 million in vehicles from General Motors Corp, $55.8 million from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles $10.6 million from Toyota Motor Corp and $9 million from Nissan Motor Co. Last month, GM, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler and members of the Global Automakers trade association backed the Trump administration's effort to bar California from setting tailpipe...
  • UAW President Goes on Leave as Feds Probe Union for Corruption

    11/03/2019 10:07:10 AM PST · by chief lee runamok · 29 replies
    et ^ | 11/02.2019 | Zachery Stieber
    United Auto Workers President Gary Jones is going on leave amid a federal probe into corruption at the top of the union. Jones “has asked for a leave of absence,” the union, known as UAW, said in a statement on Saturday.
  • Dem Candidates Pander to Striking Autoworkers to Court Union Vote (Naturally)

    10/20/2019 6:48:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2019 | Mike Palicz
    In an apparent pandering competition to win the favor of union voters, Democratic presidential candidates used the Ohio debate stage to blast General Motors on Tuesday night, blaming the automaker for the month-long strike with the United Auto Workers union.On the morning of the debate, reports had broken that GM and UAW leadership had reached a tentative agreement to end the month-long strike that impacted some 175,000 workers and cost GM roughly $1.2 billion. But reports of a possible end to the strike didn’t prevent Democratic candidates from forgoing their chance to bash the corporation and virtue-signal their support for...
  • GM, UAW agree on tentative labor contract that could end a monthlong strike by 48,000 workers

    10/16/2019 9:28:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/16/2019 Published an hour ago Updated Moments Ago | Michael Wayland
    Key Points The deal is likely about two weeks away from being finalized. It still needs approval from local union leaders and GM’s 48,000 UAW members, who’ve been on strike since Sept. 16. The monthlong work stoppage is the UAW’s longest strike against GM since 1970. DETROIT — General Motors and union leaders have reached a tentative deal on a new labor contract that could end the United Auto Workers’ monthlong strike against the automaker, the UAW said Wednesday. Details of the proposed deal were not immediately available. However, the union’s roughly 48,000 members with GM are expected to receive...
  • GM stops paying for health care coverage for striking UAW members

    09/23/2019 2:37:35 PM PDT · by matt04 · 55 replies
    General Motors is playing hardball with striking UAW members. The company is pulling the plug on the healthcare coverage effective Tuesday, Sept. 17. That means the tab will have to be picked up by the union for workers to continue coverage. The same fund that pays workers $250 a week strike pay, and there's a total $750 million in the fund. “How I look at it is, we’re here for the company, we were here for them during all the downturns," said Stephanie Carpenter, a 22-year employee of GM who was picketing in front of the company's headquarters Tuesday. "They...
  • UAW to go on strike after negotiations with GM fall through

    09/15/2019 8:34:09 AM PDT · by springwater13 · 152 replies
    The UAW announced Sunday morning that it would strike "effective at midnight tonight" after contract negotiations fell through. During a press conference on Sunday, the union's vice president said it informed GM that its membership would follow through after the contract ended Saturday at 11:59 p.m.. "This is our last resort," said VP Terry Dittes. A spokesman said the strike impacts about 48,000 UAW workers at GM plants across the country.
  • Union Workers Vote to Authorize Strikes While Negotiating with GM

    09/04/2019 7:16:56 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/03/2019 | John Binder
    Union auto workers voted, by a large majority, to authorize strikes while the United Auto Workers (UAW) union negotiates contracts with General Motors, Ford Motor Company, and Fiat Chrysler. UAW members voted about 96 percent to allow union workers to strike while UAW leaders negotiate contracts with GM, Ford, and Chrysler — a vote that merely authorizes strikes and does not indicate that strikes will be held. UAW President Gary Jones said in a statement:
  • “Dramatic Escalation”: FBI Raids Homes Of Two UAW Presidents In Corruption Probe

    08/29/2019 8:24:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/29/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    A four-year probe into union corruption kicked into high gear yesterday as the FBI raided the homes of two United Auto Workers presidents. Both Gary Jones and his predecessor Dennis Williams are targets in a Department of Justice investigation into payoffs that might upend the auto industry. It might also disrupt Big Labor’s political standing before the election, as the UAW is one of the biggest unions in the country, especially in the private sector.CBS News called it a “dramatic escalation” last night: Federal agents on Wednesday descended on the homes of top officials with one of the nation’s...
  • Feds raid home of UAW president

    08/28/2019 10:57:27 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/28/19 | Rachel Frazin
    Federal agents reportedly raided the home of the United Auto Workers (UAW) President Gary Jones and the home of the union's former President Dennis Williams. Sources told The Detroit News about the raids, which are part of the expansion of a corruption probe into auto industry attempts to affect union negotiations. According to the newspaper, nine people had previously been charged and eight have been sentenced to prison in the investigation. Agents reportedly served multiple search warrants including at Jones's Canton, Mich., home, Williams's California home and at the UAW Black Lake Conference Center, The Detroit News reported. Mara Schneider,...
  • Tennessee Volkswagen plant rejects unionization

    06/14/2019 9:05:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 15, 2019
    Workers at Volkswagen’s plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, voted Friday night against forming a factory-wide union, handing a setback to the United Auto Workers’ efforts to gain a foothold among foreign auto facilities in the South. The vote of hourly workers began Wednesday and concluded Friday. Preliminary results show 833 employees voted against representation and 776 voted for it, the German automaker said in a statement. VW said about 93% of the roughly 1,700 eligible employees voted. “Our employees have spoken,” Frank Fischer, president and CEO of Volkswagen Chattanooga, said in the company statement. He said results are pending certification by...
  • Trump calls GM's CEO Mary Barra in push to reopen Ohio auto plant

    03/18/2019 10:47:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    FOX News ^ | 03-18-2019 | Staff
    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump stepped up his pressure on General Motors to reopen an Ohio manufacturing plant that recently closed and put 1,700 people out of work. Trump's arm-twisting came in a series of separate tweets on Saturday and Sunday . He capped his weekend rant against the GM with a tweetdisclosing that he had vented his frustrations during a conversation with the company's CEO, Mary Barra. "I am not happy that it is closed when everything else in our Country is BOOMING," Trump wrote. "I asked her to sell it or do something quickly. She blamed the UAW...
  • GM to sell Chinese-built car in the United States for first time

    11/09/2016 5:05:42 PM PST · by doug from upland · 18 replies
    money cnn ^ | orig Dec 2015 | Isidore
    Built in China, sold in the U.S.: It's a first for GM and any U.S. automaker. GM said it will sell the Chinese-built Buick Envision, a crossover SUV, in the U.S. market starting next year. The UAW attacked the plan, saying it was "a slap in the face." It said GM should reconsider its plans and instead build a version for the U.S. market at a U.S. plant. "The men and women of GM and the American taxpayers who invested so much in GM's future deserve better," said the union. GM agreed in its latest labor deal to invest $8.3...
  • General Motors plans to close Canadian assembly plant -TV report

    11/25/2018 5:58:49 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 26 replies
    Reuters Canada ^ | NOVEMBER 25, 2018 | Staff
    TORONTO, Nov 25 (Reuters) - General Motors Co is planning to close all operations at a plant near Toronto and an announcement is expected on Monday, a local TV news channel reported on Sunday Citing multiple sources, CTV News reported that the plant closure in Oshawa in the province of Ontario was expected to affect “thousands” of high-paying jobs. GM builds sedans on one assembly line and pickup trucks on another. The plant closure is part of global restructuring, the report added. A Canada-based GM spokesman declined comment. GM employs about 2,500 union staff and roughly 300 salaried employees in...
  • UAW Scandals Show Why Michigan Needs to Keep Workers' Right to Work Protections

    11/03/2018 6:39:17 PM PDT · by willowsdale · 11 replies
    Holland Sentinel ^ | November 3 | Mark Mix
    According to the latest available U.S. Commerce Department data, the number of Michiganders employed in the auto and auto parts manufacturing industry is about half what it was at the turn of the millennium. United Auto Workers (UAW) union bosses, who for decades have wielded their government-granted monopoly-bargaining power to foist counterproductive work rules and inefficient benefit plans on unionized autoworkers and automakers, bear a large part of the responsibility. Of the roughly 170,000 remaining Michigan auto manufacturing employees, it’s likely that more than 100,000 are subject to UAW officials’ monopoly-bargaining power. In order to keep their jobs, employees must...
  • More Winning at SCOTUS!

    06/27/2018 7:04:17 AM PDT · by luv2ski · 174 replies
    SCOTUS ^ | June 27, 2018 | SCOTUS
    JUSTICE ALITO delivered the opinion of the Court. Under Illinois law, public employees are forced to subsi­ dize a union, even if they choose not to join and strongly object to the positions the union takes in collective bar­ gaining and related activities. We conclude that this arrangement violates the free speech rights of nonmem­ bers by compelling them to subsidize private speech on matters of substantial public concern. We upheld a similar law in Abood v. Detroit Bd. of Ed., 431 U. S. 209 (1977), and we recognize the importance of following precedent unless there are strong reasons for...
  • Chevy Blazer is coming back -- and it'll be made in Mexico

    06/22/2018 2:54:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    cbs ^ | 06/22/2018
    Minutes after GM announced that the Blazer would be making a comeback in the 2019 model year, the labor union issued a statement blasting the plan to build the new Blazer at the Ramos Arizpe factory in Mexico. "This news that the iconic Blazer nameplate will be built in Mexico is disappointing to UAW families and communities across this country," stated Terry Dittes, vice president at the UAW. "GM employs over 15,000 production workers in Mexico, pays the workers less than $3 per hour and exports over 80 percent of the vehicles to the U.S. to sell here. This is...
  • UAW President Says Bribery Scandal Hurt Unionization Bid at Nissan

    08/14/2017 5:49:11 PM PDT · by BBell · 10 replies
    http://freebeacon.com/ ^ | 8/14/17 | Bill McMorris
    United Auto Workers (UAW) president Dennis Williams called the bribery allegations brought against the widow of a former union executive "appalling," adding that they may have led Nissan workers to reject unionization, but denied that they reflect the larger organization.In July, the Department of Justice indicted Monica Morgan, the wife of the late UAW vice president General Holiefield, and former Fiat Chrysler vice president Alphons Iacobelli for funneling $1.2 million from a worker training center to pay off Morgan's mortgage, buy luxury cars, and pay for personal travel. The indictment came just one week before the UAW held a historic...
  • AP Only Vaguely Refers to UAW-Chrysler Scandal in Covering Union's Nissan-Mississippi Loss

    08/06/2017 7:07:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 8/5/2017 | Tom Blumer
    On Friday, the United Auto Workers failed in yet another attempt to organize an auto plant in the South. This time it was a Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi. Unlike in the 2014, when workers at a Chattanooga, Tennessee Volkswagen plant narrowly rejected the union, Friday's result was a 62 percent to 38 percent shellacking. Coverage of the UAW's defeat at the Associated Press overnight was reasonably measured, with one exception: a barely mentioned and completely unexplained Fiat Chrysler-UAW corruption scandal in Metro Detroit which influenced the voting. Reporter Jeff Amy's dispatch shortly after midnight Saturday morning (also saved here...
  • Nissan Workers in Mississippi Reject Union Bid by U.A.W.

    08/04/2017 11:17:36 PM PDT · by SouthReb · 75 replies
    In a test of labor’s ability to expand its reach in the South, workers at a Nissan plant in Mississippi have overwhelmingly rejected a bid to unionize. Out of roughly 3,500 employees at the Canton-based plant who voted Thursday and Friday, more than 60 percent opposed the union. It was an emphatic coda to a yearslong organizing effort underwritten by the United Automobile Workers, which has been repeatedly frustrated in its efforts to organize major auto plants in the region.