Latest United Auto Workers News

Trump goes to Michigan to rail against Biden's electric vehicle push while GOP rivals debate

Sep. 28, 2023 00:39 AM EDT

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — As his Republican rivals sparred onstage in California at their second primary debate, Donald Trump was in battleground Michigan Wednesday night working to win over blue-collar voters by lambasting President Joe Biden and his push for electric cars in the midst of...

Auto workers union to announce plans on Friday to expand strike in contract dispute with companies

Sep. 27, 2023 16:29 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union says it will announce on Friday how it plans to expand its strike against Detroit's three automakers. The union says President Shawn Fain will make the announcement at 10 a.m. Eastern time in a video appearance addressing union members....

5 workers picketing in UAW strike hit by vehicle outside Flint-area plant

Sep. 26, 2023 21:23 PM EDT

SWARTZ CREEK, Mich. (AP) — About five people picketing in the United Auto Workers strike outside a Flint-area General Motors plant suffered minor injuries Tuesday when a vehicle leaving the plant struck them, police said. The striking workers were blocking a driveway, and an...

Biden urges striking auto workers to 'stick with it' in picket line visit unparalleled in history

Sep. 26, 2023 17:58 PM EDT

VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — President Joe Biden grabbed a bullhorn on the picket line Tuesday and urged striking auto workers to “stick with it” in an unparalleled show of support for organized labor by a modern president. Donning a union ballcap and exchanging fist bumps,...

Biden joins striking UAW workers in Michigan; White House says he’s first modern president to visit a picket line

Sep. 26, 2023 13:07 PM EDT
VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Biden joins striking UAW workers in Michigan; White House says he’s first modern president to visit a picket line.

More money pledged from Michigan for a $3.5 billion electric vehicle battery plant after Ford pauses

Sep. 26, 2023 12:51 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — More money is being pledged in Michigan for the development of a $3.5 billion electric vehicle battery plant after Ford Motor Co. said it would pause construction until it's sure it can run the factory competitively. Ford announced the delay Monday and is in the...

Trump says he always had autoworkers' backs. Union leaders say his first-term record shows otherwise

Sep. 26, 2023 00:39 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — When former President Donald Trump visits Detroit on Wednesday, he’ll be looking to blunt criticisms from a United Auto Workers union leadership that has said a second term for him would be a “disaster" for workers. Trump will bypass the second Republican...

Canadian auto workers to target General Motors after deal with Ford is ratified

Sep. 25, 2023 16:45 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Canadian auto workers say General Motors will be their next target after members ratified a new three-year labor contract with Ford. Unifor, which represents about 4,300 workers at three GM facilities in Canada, said Monday it reached a strong deal with Ford and now...

Canadian autoworkers ratify new labor agreement with Ford

Sep. 24, 2023 16:14 PM EDT

Canadian autoworkers ratified a new labor agreement with Ford Motor Co. on Sunday, averting a threatened strike and potentially setting a precedent that could play out in the United Auto Workers' strike at automaker facilities in the U.S. The new agreement raises base hourly pay for...

Auto workers still have room to expand their strike against car makers. But they also face risks

Sep. 23, 2023 20:30 PM EDT

Even after escalating its strike against Detroit automakers on Friday, the United Auto Workers union still has plenty of leverage in its effort to force the companies to agree to significant increases in pay and benefits. Only about 12% of the union’s membership is so far taking...