Latest United Auto Workers News

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...

NYC, big employers taking hard line against vaccine holdouts

Aug. 03, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

New York City, Microsoft, Tyson Foods and the U.S. auto industry joined a cascading number of state and local governments and major employers Tuesday that are taking a hard line against both the surging delta variant and the holdouts who have yet to get vaccinated. “The...

Tyson Foods, Microsoft to require vaccination for US workers

Aug. 03, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Tyson Foods will require all of its U.S. employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19, becoming one of the first major employers of front-line workers to do so amid a resurgence of the virus. Microsoft also announced Tuesday that it will require...

UAW gets $1.1M for lake house built for former president

Jul. 27, 2021 10:57 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union says it got $1.1 million for a lakefront house in northern Michigan that was being built for a former president who was sentenced to prison in a federal corruption probe. Cabin 4 at a UAW conference center on Black Lake was...

UAW factory workers ratify deal, will end Volvo truck strike

Jul. 14, 2021 22:08 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Striking blue-collar workers at a Volvo heavy truck plant in southwestern Virginia have narrowly ratified what the company said was its final offer in a long-running labor dispute. The hourly workers voted 1,147 to 1,130 for the six-year contract,...

Volvo Trucks to restart Virginia factory as strike continues

Jul. 12, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Volvo Trucks North America says some striking workers crossed picket lines Monday at a southwestern Virginia factory as the company plans to restart production. Spokesman John Mies wouldn't say how many United Auto Workers members went inside the...

Striking Volvo workers nix tentative deal at truck plant

Jul. 10, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

A tentative agreement between Volvo Trucks North America and a union representing nearly 3,000 workers who have gone on strike twice this year at a southwest Virginia truck plant has been rejected by the striking workers, United Auto Workers officials announced Friday. It...