Latest United Auto Workers News

Work at Stellantis plant to resume after deal with UAW

Sep. 12, 2022 20:20 PM EDT

United Auto Workers union members who went on strike Saturday at a Stellantis casting plant in Indiana are returning to work after ratifying a deal with the company. Stellantis said that operations at the plant in Kokomo will resume late Monday after UAW Local 1166 workers voted to...

UAW workers go on strike at Stellantis plant in Indiana

Sep. 10, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — United Auto Workers union members went on strike Saturday at the Stellantis casting plant in Indiana, citing health and safety issues including the company's alleged refusal to repair and replace the plant’s air conditioning and heating systems. The 35-acre plant...

Labor board rules Tesla must let workers wear union clothing

Aug. 29, 2022 20:43 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board has reversed a Trump-era decision by finding that Tesla can't stop factory employees from wearing clothing with union insignia while on the job. The board, in a 3-2 decision released Monday, overruled a 2019 NLRB decision involving...

Massachusetts art museum workers schedule 1-day strike

Aug. 15, 2022 14:33 PM EDT

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) — Unionized workers at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, frustrated with the progress of contract negotiations, have authorized a one-day strike for later this week. The workers at the North Adams museum, commonly referred to as MASS MoCA, have...

UAW rescinds strike pay increase at annual convention

Jul. 28, 2022 19:55 PM EDT

Members of the United Auto Workers union on Thursday rescinded an increase in strike pay that had been approved earlier in their annual convention. The Detroit Free Press reported that after some delegates raised concerns about the potential cost of the $500 a week strike pay, it was...

Ex-UAW official gets nearly 5 years in prison for cash theft

Jul. 26, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A former official at the United Auto Workers was sentenced Tuesday to nearly five years in prison for embezzling $2.1 million. Timothy Edmunds was secretary-treasurer of UAW Local 412, which represents about 2,600 people who work for Stellantis, formerly known as...

To preserve jobs, UAW head says battery plants must be union

Jul. 25, 2022 09:52 AM EDT

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — If the United Auto Workers union can't organize workers at new electric-vehicle battery factories that will supply Detroit's three automakers, the union's future would be in serious doubt. Ray Curry, president of the 372,000-member UAW, says union...

Ex-UAW execs convicted of corruption get out of prison early

Jul. 20, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Two former presidents of the United Auto Workers, each convicted of corruption at the union, were released early from prison after less than a year in custody, a newspaper reported Wednesday. Gary Jones, who was sentenced to 28 months, was released to home...

Federal monitor accuses UAW of concealing misconduct probe

Jul. 19, 2022 19:11 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A monitor appointed by a federal judge in the wake of a United Auto Workers bribery and embezzlement scandal contends that the union has been uncooperative by withholding information on additional misconduct allegations. The monitor, Neil Barofsky, made the assertion...

HarperCollins workers approve potential strike

Jul. 05, 2022 14:16 PM EDT

The union representing more than 250 HarperCollins workers says those employees have overwhelmingly voted to strike if the publisher doesn't meet contract demands. The United Auto Workers Local 2110 said that 99% of the workers, mostly women, voted to authorize a strike in a bid to...