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Union votes to strike at General Motors' US plants

Sep. 15, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union announced Sunday that its roughly 49,000 workers at General Motors plants in the U.S. would go on strike just before midnight because contentious talks on a new contract had broken down. About 200 plant-level union leaders voted unanimously in favor of a walkout...

The Latest: No talks in GM-UAW contract spat; strike likely

Sep. 15, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on labor strife at General Motors factories (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Contract talks between the United Auto Workers union and General Motors broke off Sunday and haven't resumed, meaning the union's first national strike since 2007 is very likely. GM's 49,200 UAW members are...

New York moves to enact statewide flavored e-cig ban

Sep. 15, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing to enact a statewide ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes amid growing health concerns connected to vaping, especially among young people. The Democrat announced Sunday that the state health commissioner would be making a recommendation this week to...

The Latest: Juul reviewing NY ban, agrees action needed

Sep. 15, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo pushing for a ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes (all times local): 2:25 p.m. The largest player in the e-cigarette market says it's reviewing an announcement from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo that would ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, but...

The United Auto Workers union says talks with General Motors have broken down and its members will strike Sunday night

Sep. 15, 2019 11:02 AM EDT
DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union says talks with General Motors have broken down and its members will strike Sunday night.

Auto workers union sets stage for possible strike against GM

Sep. 14, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A top United Auto Workers official said the union and General Motors are far apart on major issues, increasing the likelihood of a strike as early as Sunday night. The union, in letters to members and GM Saturday, said it will let its four-year contract with the company expire just before...

United Auto Workers to let General Motors contract end late Saturday, boosting likelihood of strike as early as Sunday

Sep. 14, 2019 6:38 PM EDT
DETROIT (AP) — United Auto Workers to let General Motors contract end late Saturday, boosting likelihood of strike as early as Sunday .

Strike looms at GM as UAW extends Ford, Fiat Chrysler pacts

Sep. 13, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Leaders of the United Auto Workers union have extended contracts with Ford and Fiat Chrysler indefinitely, but the pact with General Motors is still set to expire Saturday night. The move, plus a widening corruption investigation of union leadership, puts added pressure on bargainers for...

The Latest: Gary Jones remains head of UAW after board meets

Sep. 13, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the possibility of a United Auto Workers strike against General Motors (all times local): 8:30 p.m. United Auto Workers President Gary Jones remains in power after a meeting of union officials held to discuss UAW business. Spokesman Brian Rothenberg says nothing changed after...

Illinois lawsuit filed against top e-cigarette maker

Sep. 13, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois teenager who fell ill with a lung disease after vaping for over a year sued a leading e-cigarette maker on Friday, accusing it of deliberately marketing to young people and sending the message that vaping is cool. Attorneys filed a lawsuit in Lake County Circuit Court on behalf...