Latest United Auto Workers News

NLRB to review order blocking Nissan plant small union vote

Dec. 22, 2021 12:17 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal labor board is reviewing a decision by one of its regional officials to deny a union from trying to organize fewer than 100 of the thousands of employees at Nissan's auto assembly plant in Tennessee. A 3-2 decision Tuesday by the National Labor...

UAW votes for direct election of leaders in wake of scandal

Dec. 02, 2021 17:09 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Members of the United Auto Workers union have overwhelmingly approved picking their leaders by direct ballot elections, rejecting a system that many blamed for a bribery and embezzlement scandal in the union's top ranks. The “one member, one vote”...

Auto workers likely to approve direct election of leadership

Dec. 01, 2021 22:31 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Members of the United Auto Workers union apparently will approve picking their leaders in direct elections. With 72% of the ballots counted, nearly 63% favor direct elections, while about 37% want to keep the current system of delegates selecting the...

Deere workers approve 3rd contract offer, will end strike

Nov. 17, 2021 22:05 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Deere & Co. workers approved a new contract Wednesday that will deliver 10% raises immediately and end a monthlong strike for more than 10,000 employees. The United Auto Workers union said 61% of its members approved the deal with the tractor maker on...

Striking Deere & Co. workers prepare to vote on 3rd contract

Nov. 13, 2021 12:26 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Deere & Co. and union officials have reached a third preliminary contract agreement that workers who began striking four weeks ago will vote on soon. The United Auto Workers said in a statement Friday night that the proposed contract with...

UAW leader investigated for possible ethical misconduct

Nov. 11, 2021 21:24 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The president of United Auto Workers is under investigation by the union's ethics officer for possible ethical misconduct related to accepting almost $2,000 worth of 2017 football tickets from a union vendor, according to a report filed Thursday. The...

Biden bill includes boost for union-made electric vehicles

Nov. 11, 2021 17:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress are looking to give U.S. automakers with union employees the inside track on the burgeoning electric vehicle market, triggering vocal opposition from foreign trade partners and Republicans who worry that manufacturers in their...

Another UAW official charged with looting union coffers

Nov. 10, 2021 21:36 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — An official at a suburban Detroit branch of the United Auto Workers took $2 million from the union and spent it on cars, guns, luxury clothing and gambling, federal investigators said Wednesday. Tim Edmunds, secretary-treasurer of UAW Local 412, was...

Deere warns striking workers not to expect better offer

Nov. 03, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

Deere executives said Wednesday that the company wouldn't return to the bargaining table with striking workers because it wouldn't offer a better contract than one they rejected that included immediate 10% raises. Marc Howze, the chief administrative officer of Deere...

Deere employees reject contract offer, will stay on strike

Nov. 02, 2021 23:27 PM EDT

Most workers at Deere & Co. rejected a contract offer Tuesday that would have given them 10% raises and decided to remain on strike in the hopes of securing a better deal. The raises in the new agreement reached over the weekend were twice as big as the ones in the...