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  • Hollywood Writers Threaten to Strike Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | 5:06 AM ET
    The Writers Guild of America

    Hollywood writers said they would strike for the first time in nearly 20 years but left open the door for last-minute talks to avert a crippling walkout.

  • Hollywood Studios Say Talks with Writers Are Stalled Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | 11:42 PM ET

    As their contract with screenwriters was about to expire, labor negotiators for film and TV studios trying to avert Hollywood's first major strike in 20 years said they were deadlocked on Wednesday.

  • European Market Close Lower on Weak Earnings Tuesday, 30 Oct 2007 | 1:20 PM ET

    Europe's major indexes closed lower Tuesday as investors remained cautious in the run up to Wednesday's Federal Reserve decision and in the wake of a generally disappointing batch of major earnings reports.

  • Chrysler's Nardelli Says He'll Listen to Detractors Monday, 29 Oct 2007 | 2:39 PM ET
    Bob Nardelli, president and CEO of Home Depot speaks at the National Retail Federation Convention, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006, in New York. Nardelli and John Chambers, president and CEO of Cisco Systems discussed the role that new technology is playing to enhance the customers experience and the profitability of retailers. ( AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)

    Chrysler CEO Bob Nardelli said Monday he has a three-pronged strategy to return the company to profitability that starts with listening to the company's detractors.

  • Chrysler Contract Rejected by Indiana Plants Wednesday, 24 Oct 2007 | 4:03 AM ET
  • Chrysler/UAW: What's Wrong With The Contract Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | 10:56 AM ET

    I watched the latest vote results from rank and file United Auto Workers at Chrysler and thought to myself, "what do these people want?" Through the weekend an estimated 11,000 UAW have rejected the tentative contract the union agreed to with Chrysler. Some 6,000 have voted in favor of it.

  • French Transport Strikes Move Into Day 2 Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | 5:51 AM ET

    Train service started back up throughout much of France but many commuters in Paris biked, roller-bladed and even used children's scooters Friday as city transit workers kept up a second day of strikes against proposed economic reforms.

  • GM Details 'Significant' Savings in UAW Pact Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 1:29 PM ET
    General Motors

    A new four-year contract between General Motors and the United Auto Workers will transfer an estimated $46.7 billion worth of retiree health care liability from the company to the union and will significantly reduce labor costs, the company said Monday.

  • Ford, UAW May Reach Deal Quickly, Analysts Say Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 4:55 PM ET

    Ford Motor, considered the weakest of the three U.S.-based automakers, could agree on a new contract with the United Auto Workers union fairly quickly and without the strikes that marked negotiations with General Motors and Chrysler, analysts said on Thursday.

  • Toyota "Star" Goes American (Ford): Will More Follow? Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 10:54 AM ET
    Jim Farley

    Need proof the Big 3 may be on the verge of doing some good, perhaps even great things? Check out the latest management coup with Ford hiring Jim Farley away from Toyota to become the U.S. automaker's main man running marketing and communications.

  • "Chrysler Will Change" Proclaims Press Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 10:04 PM ET

    With a conviction Chrysler executives have lacked in the past, the automaker's new president, Jim Press emphatically told reporters Wednesday night the struggling American automaker will change.

  • UAW, Chrysler Reach Tentative Labor Deal Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 6:11 PM ET

    The United Auto Workers union reached a tentative labor agreement with Chrysler that includes a health care trust, ending a strike against the automaker on the same day it began.

  • Chrysler Workers Walk Out After Talks Pass Deadline Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 11:56 AM ET

    Chrysler autoworkers started to walk off the job after the automaker and the United Auto Workers union failed to settle on a tentative contract agreement before a union-imposed deadline.

  • Breaking the UAW and Other Conventional Wisdoms Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 11:21 AM ET

    Over the last two months, I've heard roughly the same thing time and again from people in the auto industry and in Detroit. It's a variation of the general theme, "Chrysler, or more specifically it's owner Cerberus Capital, wants to break the UAW once and for all."

  • Twenty-four Hours and Counting at Chrysler Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007 | 12:07 PM ET

    Within the next 24 hours, we will know if Chrysler and the UAW have worked out a new contract or if the union is on strike. Unlike the GM talks two weeks ago, it's a little tougher to handicap the odds of a strike at the country's #4 automaker.

  • UAW Sets Strike Deadline in Chrysler Labor Talks Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007 | 11:50 AM ET
    Chrysler

    Negotiators from Chrysler and the United Auto Workers were set to resume contract talks after the union set a deadline for wrapping up negotiations this week.  The struggling No. 3 U.S. automaker has been given a 72-hour strike notice by the UAW as they negotiate a new labor agreement.

  • UAW, Chrysler Make Progress on Talks Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | 3:14 AM ET

    Negotiators with the United Auto Workers union and Chrysler remained at the bargaining table Saturday evening as efforts to reach a tentative contract agreement intensified, a person briefed on the talks said.

  • Momentum Builds Toward Ratification of GM Contract Friday, 5 Oct 2007 | 5:13 AM ET

    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.

  • Ford/Chrysler: Will They Buy The GM/UAW Deal? Tuesday, 2 Oct 2007 | 10:28 AM ET

    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.

  • UAW Locals Begin Voting on UAW-GM Contract Tuesday, 2 Oct 2007 | 1:31 AM ET

    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.