WASHINGTON, March 4- Trade unions stepped up their campaign against legislation to streamline the passage of trade deals through the U.S. Congress on Wednesday, appealing to lawmakers to oppose the plan. Nearly 400 union members and allies descended on Capitol Hill to meet with lawmakers on the so-called fast track legislation that would allow Congress to set...» Read More
Momentum has been building toward the United Auto Workers accepting a tentative contract with General Motors, though members at some key locals backed it by narrow margins in results released Thursday.
Well, that didn't take long. Just 5 days after the UAW and General Motors struck a deal there are already people complaining that they don't like the agreement and questions about whether or not it will be the pattern and language of the contracts Ford and Chrysler strike with the union. I'm not surprised, to hear the complaints.
United Auto Workers members at a local headquartered near Detroit voted overwhelmingly on Monday to approve the union's tentative contract with General Motors in one of the first tests for the new labor pact.
On a regular basis, I get some variation of this question: Which one of the Big 3 has the best shot at picking up market share and giving Toyota and Honda a run for their money. In other words, which one of Detroit's automakers has the pipeline of cars, trucks and SUV's to become the "hot" brand?
The tentative contract between General Motors and the United Auto Workers would allow GM to close a plant each in Michigan and Indiana and possibly shut down several other facilities, according to a detailed copy of the agreement.
The Teamsters union and United Parcel Service on Sunday said they reached a tentative five-year agreement that will raise parcel workers' wages and increase the company's contributions to funds providing pensions and benefits.
Atlantic Southeast Airlines, a subsidiary of SkyWest Inc has reached a tentative labor contract with its nearly 1,700 pilots.
The United Auto Workers won guarantees in its tentative contract agreement with General Motors that many new products would be built at U.S. plants to save jobs, union President Ron Gettelfinger said Friday.
General Motors would be able to buy out as many as 24,000 UAW workers and replace them with lower-paid hires under a tentative contract agreement, the Wall Street Journal reported on its Web site on Friday.
The Street is edging toward the end of one of the most volatile quarters in recent memory ... and for all those a bit tired of the excitement, it looks like it might actually have a laid-back and happy ending.
Just a few hours after I reported the new contract between GM and the UAW, I started hearing this question: "Can GM really boost its bottom line now that its costs have been lowered?" My gut says it can do it, IF the company builds on the improvement of its products in the last couple of years.
General Motors' quick settlement with its major union allows the softening U.S. economy to sidestep another blow and sets the stage for similar deals that could boost domestic automakers, analysts and investors said Wednesday.
We're back in the "bad news is good news" phase. At least that's how you may want to read the stock market's reaction to today's clunker of a durable goods number, its worst monthly reading since January. Durable orders fell by 4.9% in August, below the 3.5% decline expected and way off from July's 6.1% increase.
I can't say I'm a fan of the 3:15 am wake up call, but this one I didn't mind. By 4 am I was interviewing UAW President Ron Gettelfinger about the new contract his union signed with General Motors. The strike is over and both sides get what they need out of this deal.
A relatively swift resolution to the United Auto Workers strike against General Motors is giving some lift to stocks this morning. The dollar is defying gravity and is bouncing off its lows against the Euro but that move looks like it will be short lived.
The United Auto Workers union's strike against General Motors went into its second day Tuesday, with UAW and GM representatives meeting again at the negotiating table.
A protracted work stoppage could prove disastrous, with a housing downturn and credit market unrest already threatening to stall an expansion now in its sixth year.
At this time yesterday morning, I boldly and unequivocally blogged about my belief that GM and the UAW would avoid a strike and agree on a new contract. If you read that and then, just a few hours later, saw me interview striking workers in Warren, Michigan, you probably said to yourself, "boy did he get that wrong!"
United Auto Workers stage a national strike after the two sides fail to sign a new contract by a union-imposed deadline. Sides still talking.
As I walk along the UAW picket line outside the GM power train plant in Warren, Michigan, I hear the same thing over and over: "protect our jobs". For all the talk about GM and the UAW being able to agree on a groundbreaking fund to handle rising healthcare expenses, the sticking point is old fashioned job security.