Latest United Auto Workers News

UAW member hit, killed by car near John Deere picket line

Oct. 27, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

MILAN, Ill. (AP) — A vehicle struck and killed a United Auto Workers member Wednesday as he was walking to a picket line to join striking workers outside a John Deere distribution plant in northwest Illinois, the union and police said. The man was struck at about 6 a.m....

Farmers and John Deere suppliers worry about strike's impact

Oct. 17, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Farmers and Deere & Co. suppliers are worried about what the strike at the tractor maker's factories will mean for their livelihoods. More than 10,000 Deere employees went on strike last week at 14 Deere factories in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas,...

Deere & Co. workers go on strike after rejecting contract

Oct. 14, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — More than 10,000 Deere & Co. workers went on strike Thursday, the first major walkout at the agricultural machinery giant in more than three decades. The union had said its members would walk off the job if no deal has been reached Wednesday....

Most Deere workers reject contract offer from tractor maker

Oct. 11, 2021 12:05 PM EDT

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — The vast majority of United Auto Workers union members rejected a contract offer from Deere & Co. Sunday that would have delivered at least 5% raises to the workers who make John Deere tractors and other equipment. “The tentative agreement...

Union jobs? Ford's plan for new EV factories raises question

Oct. 01, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ford’s blockbuster announcement this week that it would build four sprawling new factories in Kentucky and Tennessee by 2025 and hire nearly 11,000 workers raised a big unanswered question: Just how good will those jobs be? No one — not Ford,...

Ford to add 10,800 jobs making electric vehicles, batteries

Sep. 27, 2021 20:37 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ky. (AP) — Ford and a partner company say they plan to build three major electric-vehicle battery factories and an auto assembly plant by 2025 — a dramatic investment in the future of EV technology that will create an estimated 10,800 jobs and shift the automaker's future...

AP FACT CHECK: Biden overstates UAW support of electric cars

Sep. 08, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — President Joe Biden glossed over important details and oversimplified the facts in his boast about support from the United Auto Workers union for his effort to dramatically increase sales of electric vehicles by decade's end. In his remarks Wednesday,...

UAW watchdog getting evidence from feds in corruption probe

Sep. 03, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — After putting a herd of UAW officials in prison, federal prosecutors said Friday they're sharing additional evidence with a court-appointed watchdog who has authority to pursue other misconduct inside the union. The independent monitor, Neil Barofsky, can...

Automaker FCA US admits paying off union leaders; fined $30M

Aug. 17, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

A federal judge fined FCA US $30 million on Tuesday after the automaker admitted that it paid off United Auto Workers leaders to try to win concessions in negotiations covering thousands of factory workers. U.S. District Court Judge Paul Borman also sentenced FCA US to...

UAW members to vote in fall on direct election of leaders

Aug. 13, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union's 397,000 members will vote by mail this fall on whether they want to pick their leaders in direct elections. In a posting on his website, union monitor Neil Barofsky says ballots will be mailed by an election vendor starting...