Latest United Auto Workers News

UAW-Ford members in Detroit to participate in car cruise

Aug. 15, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Active and retired UAW-Ford members are scheduled to participate in an annual car show along Woodward Avenue in Detroit. The union says more than 40 people will showcase their classic, hot rod, custom and specialty Ford Motor Co. vehicles Friday during the Community Cruise which connects...

Another ex-UAW official charged in expanding corruption case

Aug. 15, 2019 7:54 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Federal authorities investigating corruption involving the United Auto Workers union say a former official received nearly $2 million in kickbacks from union vendors. The case unsealed Wednesday charges Michael Grimes, who until last year was an administrative assistant, with wire fraud...

Former union official sentenced in federal corruption probe

Aug. 5, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A former United Auto Workers vice president has been sentenced to 15 months in prison in a scheme that funneled cash from a job training center in Detroit toward personal uses. Norwood Jewell appeared Monday in U.S. District Court in Detroit. He is the highest ranking labor official charged...

Feds seek 15-month prison term for auto union official

Jul. 30, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Detroit are seeking a 15-month prison term for a labor leader who conspired to enrich himself and others by having Fiat Chrysler pay for meals, golf and other perks. Norwood Jewell was a vice president at the United Auto Workers until last year. He's the...

Idled General Motors plant's union leader to transfer

Jul. 25, 2019 8:32 AM EDT

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio union leader once called out on Twitter by President Donald Trump says he is transferring to another General Motors location. Dave Green tells The Vindicator in Youngstown it was a "very tough decision," but he had little choice but to take a job in Bedford, Indiana....

Editorials from around Ohio

Jul. 22, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Ohio budget prioritizes our children The Canton Repository July 21 Children first. Well before he became governor last November, Mike DeWine said his administration would increase attention on and funding for our state's youngest and most...

After years of plenty, auto workers want a bigger slice

Jul. 15, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Contract talks between the United Auto Workers and Detroit's three automakers kicked off with the union president departing from the traditionally friendly tone by telling Ford executives that workers want a bigger share of the companies' record profits. While Ford executives talked...

Nurses ratify new contract with hospital; labor dispute ends

Jul. 3, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Nurses have ratified a new contract with an Ohio hospital after a three-month labor dispute. The United Auto Workers union represents about 950 nurses at Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo. The union says roughly 84% of voting members approved the contract this week....