Latest United Auto Workers News

Auto workers at Volvo truck plant in Virginia go on strike

Apr. 17, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

DUBLIN, Va. (AP) — Nearly 3,000 workers at a Volvo truck plant in southwest Virginia have gone on strike. The decision by the local of the United Auto Workers to strike came after a 30-day contract extension came and went without a new deal. The...

AP source: Virus surge in Michigan slows Ram truck plant

Apr. 16, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan’s worst-in-the-nation COVID-19 outbreak is beginning to slow auto production, with a major Ram pickup truck plant reducing its output because of a high number of absent workers. About 10% of the production work force at the Stellantis (formerly...

Union, automakers headed for fight over battery plant wages

Apr. 16, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The United Auto Workers union is calling on General Motors to pay full union wages at electric vehicle battery factories, thrusting what had been a festering conflict into the spotlight. The union, in a statement reacting to GM’s announcement...

US nominates NY lawyer to monitor United Auto Workers union

Apr. 12, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. attorney's office in Detroit is recommending that a federal judge name New York lawyer Neil Barofsky to monitor the United Auto Workers union's behavior after a corruption scandal. Appointing an independent monitor is part of a settlement the...

Agency finds that Elon Musk tweet violated federal labor law

Mar. 25, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk has tweeted his way into trouble with another federal agency, this time the National Labor Relations Board. The board on Thursday found that a May 20, 2018 Musk tweet unlawfully threatened employees with loss of stock options if they...

FCA pleads guilty in plot to enrich Detroit union officials

Mar. 04, 2021 09:43 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Automaker FCA US pleaded guilty to conspiracy Monday, admitting that it paid off leaders of the United Auto Workers to try to win concessions in negotiations covering thousands of factory workers. FCA's conviction follows a series of guilty pleas from UAW...