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Think tank says UAW deals increased automakers' labor costs

Jan. 15, 2020 3:40 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — New contracts between the United Auto Workers union and Detroit's three automakers substantially increased the cost gap between Detroit and foreign automakers with U.S. factories, an industry think tank says. The Center for Automotive Research calculated that General Motors and Ford will see...

UAW president says he's clean, rejects 'scurrilous' claims

Jan. 9, 2020 5:16 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The president of the United Auto Workers denied wrongdoing Thursday after a newspaper reported he's under scrutiny in a federal investigation of union corruption. In a letter to staff, Rory Gamble said he “absolutely never requested or received any cash or kickback" from vendors who...

New charge against ex-UAW exec signals likely guilty plea

Jan. 6, 2020 4:26 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Monday filed a revised charge against a former United Auto Workers official, signaling that another plea deal is likely in the government's investigation of corruption at the Detroit-based union. Vance Pearson, a former UAW regional director in the St. Louis area, was...

A look at the AP's top Tennessee stories of 2019

Dec. 21, 2019 11:27 AM EST

Here is a look at the top 10 Tennessee stories of 2019, according to an Associated Press survey of reporters, editors and broadcasters. 1.) CASADA CONTROVERSY: Rep. Glen Casada resignedas House speaker in August amid multiple scandals, including explicit text messages, after a vote of no confidence from fellow...

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019 file photo, a Fiat logo is pictured on a car in Bayonne, southwestern France.  Unionized workers at Fiat Chrysler have voted overwhelmingly to approve a new four-year contract with the company. The ratification means the United Auto Workers union has settled with all three Detroit automakers. General Motors workers ratified an agreement in October after a 40-day strike, while Ford Workers settled in November. About 71% of Fiat Chrysler workers voted in favor of the deal, the UAW said Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. The union has about 47,000 members at Fiat Chrysler. (AP Photo/Bob Edme, File)

UAW workers ratify new contract with Fiat Chrysler

Dec. 11, 2019 5:44 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Unionized workers at Fiat Chrysler have voted overwhelmingly to approve a new four-year contract with the company. The ratification means the United Auto Workers union has settled with all three Detroit automakers. General Motors workers ratified an agreement in October after a 40-day...

UAW abolishes regional office plagued by embezzlement

Dec. 6, 2019 12:45 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A United Auto Workers regional office racked by embezzlement allegations is being abolished and combined into two neighboring regions. UAW Region 5 in St. Louis will be merged into regional offices in Lebanon, Tennessee, and Lincolnshire, Illinois, the union said in a statement Friday....

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2019, file photo Rory Gamble, acting head of the United Auto Workers union answers questions in Southfield, Mich. Members of the United Auto Workers union's executive board have voted to appoint Gamble as its new president. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Amid scandal, UAW leaders name Rory Gamble as president

Dec. 5, 2019 1:29 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Members of the United Auto Workers executive board have voted to appoint Rory Gamble as the union's new president. He will serve the remainder of former President Gary Jones' term, which runs until the union’s convention in June of 2022. Jones stepped down last month after being...

FILE - In this May 10, 2011, file photo, United Auto Workers Vice President - GM Department Joe Ashton talks during a news conference in Toledo, Ohio. Ashton pleaded guilty Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, to corruption charges admitting he received a $250,000 kickback after arranging a contract for 58,000 watches. Ashton led the union's General Motors department until July 2014 and also had a seat on the automaker's board. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski File)

Retired UAW vice president is the latest to plead guilty

Dec. 4, 2019 6:00 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A retired vice president at the United Auto Workers pleaded guilty Wednesday to corruption charges, admitting he received a $250,000 kickback after arranging a contract for 58,000 watches. Joe Ashton led the union's General Motors department until July 2014 and also had a seat on the...

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019 file photo, a Fiat logo is pictured on a car in Bayonne, southwestern France. Union leaders from Fiat Chrysler factories are sending a new four-year contract to a membership vote. (AP Photo/Bob Edme, File)

Local union leaders send Fiat Chrysler contract to members

Dec. 4, 2019 5:41 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Union leaders from Fiat Chrysler factories are sending a new four-year contract to a membership vote. The 47,000 members of the United Auto Workers union at the company will vote on the deal starting Friday. Local leaders assembled on Wednesday in Detroit to go over the pact, which...

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2015, file photo Ray Curry, a regional director of the United Auto Workers, speaks in Chattanooga, Tenn. The UAW union has replaced its auditing firm, added four internal auditors and has hired a big accounting firm to study its financial controls in an effort to prevent embezzlement and bribery discovered in a federal probe of the union. The moves announced Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 by Secretary-Treasurer Curry come after last month’s resignation of President Gary Jones, who has been implicated in the scandal. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig, File)

UAW bolsters financial controls after embezzlement scandal

Dec. 2, 2019 5:45 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union has replaced its auditing firm, added four internal auditors and hired a big accounting firm to study its financial controls in an effort to prevent a repeat of the embezzlement and bribery discovered in a federal probe of the union. The moves announced Monday...