Latest United Auto Workers News

Auto union now turns focus to Fiat Chrysler; strike possible

Nov. 18, 2019 5:03 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union on Monday turned its bargaining focus to Fiat Chrysler, raising the possibility of another strike against a Detroit automaker. Ford workers ratified their contract Friday night, while the union settled with General Motors last month after a 40-day strike by...

United Auto Workers approve new 4-year contract with Ford

Nov. 15, 2019 9:58 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Members of the United Auto Workers union at Ford Motor Co. voted Friday to approve a new contract with the company. The union said in a statement that 56.3% of workers who voted were in favor of the deal. The four-year agreement reached Oct. 31 gives workers a mix of pay raises and lump-sum...

Union enacts ethics reforms in wake of federal investigation

Nov. 13, 2019 2:29 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union will tighten financial controls, ban contributions from employers and vendors to charities run by its officers, and hire an ethics officer in the wake of a federal corruption investigation. Acting President Rory Gamble announced a package of reforms Wednesday...

Acting UAW head says he'll clean up corruption found by feds

Nov. 6, 2019 4:47 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The acting president of the United Auto Workers said Wednesday that a corruption scandal plaguing the union will get worse before it gets better, but he's confident he can fix the mess and turn over a clean house to the next leader. Rory Gamble, a union vice president who successfully...

Mack Truck workers ratify four-year pact after 12-day strike

Nov. 4, 2019 11:51 AM EST

MACUNGIE, Pa. (AP) — Mack Truck workers in Pennsylvania and two other states have ratified a four-year collective bargaining agreement reached after a 12-day walkout last month. The United Auto Workers Local 677 said more than 79 percent of members voted Sunday in favor of the pact, which covers about...

UAW president taking leave amid corruption probe

Nov. 2, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers announced Saturday that President Gary Jones is taking a paid leave of absence amid a federal investigation of corruption within the union. The UAW said Jones requested the leave, which is effective Sunday. UAW Vice President Rory Gamble will serve as acting...

UAW leaders send Ford contract to ratification vote

Nov. 2, 2019 5:31 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Union workers at Ford will start voting Monday on a proposed four-year contract that includes wage increases and more than $6 billion for investments at 19 plants. The United Auto Workers said Friday that its National UAW-Ford council voted to send the deal to 55,000 workers for a...

A top United Auto Workers officer faces embezzlement charges

Oct. 31, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A high-ranking United Auto Workers official is facing felony charges of embezzlement and fraud, and prosecutors say that several top union officials conspired to steal more than $1.5 million from the union. Prosecutors outlined the charges against Edward N. Robinson in a filing Thursday in...

Deal gives Ford workers $9K signing bonus; plant will close

Oct. 31, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ford workers will get $9,000 each if they ratify a new four-year contract with the company, but Ford will close a factory in the deal, a person briefed on the pact said Thursday. The company plans to close its engine factory in Romeo, Michigan, north of Detroit, but 600 union workers at the...

The Latest: CEO hints FCA may not want same contract as GM

Oct. 31, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The Latest on the merger deal between Fiat Chrysler and PSA Peugeot (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Fiat Chrysler CEO Mike Manley says the three Detroit automakers are in "different conditions" in terms of labor forces, hinting that the company may seek changes to union contract deals reached...