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    With its members having recently voted to strike if bargaining teams don't make headway, Canadian autoworkers union Unifor plans to reveal its first target next Tuesday. Contract talks kicked off last month, with Unifor aiming to maintain, at the very least, the current complement of Detroit...
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    The reforms announced by UAW Acting President Rory Gamble last week are already resulting in casualties. On Wednesday, the United Auto Workers Executive Board filed charges against President Gary Jones and Region 5 Director Vance Pearson under Article 30 of the UAW Constitution in a bid to oust...
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    The first strike action by unionized General Motors workers since before the recession has entered its fifth day, with bargaining teams from both sides claiming progress on a number of issues. That said, reaching a tentative deal reached before the weekend is a long shot. With American GM...
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    Plenty of workers at General Motors' Oshawa, Ontario assembly plant soon won't have much to do, as the UAW's strike against GM impacts pickup production in Canada. The facility, due to stop producing vehicles by the end of the year, will temporarily lay off over a thousand workers, the...
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    Vance Pearson, a 17-year UAW employee who rose to the position of Region 5 director in Missouri last year, has been charged by federal authorities with embezzlement. Pearson and other board members are accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the union to spend on villas in...
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    Last year, GM announced that five factories in the US and Canada would be idled by the end of this year. A move that put around 2,800 hourly workers in jeopardy. GM CEO Mary Barra said that the company has jobs for all of those people, but has it really worked out that way? The Detroit Free...
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    The United Auto Workers union is preparing itself for a big year and that means strategizing. According to a new report from Automotive News, the leading strategy isn't a national strike. That's because the UAW is different now than it once was. With fewer members and more than just auto...
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    General Motors' legal team has requested that the lawsuit filed by the United Automobile Workers, which claims that its decision to idle factories is in violation of an existing union agreement, be dismissed by a federal judge. The UAW alleges that GM sidestepped the collective bargaining...
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    The last Chevrolet Cruze rolled out of Lordstown Assembly earlier this month, with the 53-year-old plant going dark two days later. Some laid-off workers are staying put, waiting to see if September contract talks hold any promise of a future in Lordstown. While General Motors admits the United...
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    Ontario Labor Relations Board Chairman Bernard Fishbein recently ruled that Unifor's actions over the winter were illegal under the province's Labor Relations Act, stipulating that the union must "cease and desist from engaging in, authorizing or counseling unlawful strikes or engaging in any...
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    United Auto Workers President Gary Jones announced Monday that worker strike pay has increased from $200 to $250 a week, signaling the possibility of walkouts just a few months before U.S. worker contracts expire. While it would appear the UAW is preparing to strike, President Gary Jones said...
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    U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will be in Michigan this week to meet with union leaders from United Auto Workers in a bit to gain their approval for the Trump administration's new North American free trade deal. Lighthizer is scheduled to meet with union officials in Dearborn on...
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    Canada's auto union has been aggressively lobbying for GM to assign product to its Oshawa Assembly Plant. GM feels, though, that the Unifor's latest strategy goes too far. The automaker threatened to sue Unifor over an ad it decided to run during the Canadian broadcast of the Super Bowl anyway...
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    Members of Canada's Unifor union staged a sit-down protest at GM's Oshawa Assembly Plant near Toronto. The move follows GM's decision to decline any potential plans proposed by Unifor at a meeting held Tuesday in Detroit. Wednesday's sit-down follows a similar protest held on Tuesday during the...
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    Last week a lawsuit was filed with the U.S. District Court in Youngstown claiming that General Motors is in violation of a "memorandum of understanding" with the United Automobile Workers by allowing temporary employees to support the launch of some new product from Fort Wayne Assembly Plant...
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    Unlike most of its rivals, GM still makes its EVs and autonomous projects in the US instead of in China. For a company that is now favoring profit over every other measure of success, that's a big deal, but it's also one that requires sacrifices from its employees. GM is expanding its use of...
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    Last year was a good one for GM. With popular cars, a return to profitability in South America, and pretax profits of $12.8 billion, the company had reason to celebrate (even despite a hefty tax bill that ate through profits). GM's employees, though, also have a reason to celebrate...
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