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  • GM, UAW Work to Complete Cost-Cutting Labor Deal Sunday, 23 Sep 2007 | 11:12 PM ET
    General Motors

    General Motors and the United Auto Workers union on Sunday rushed to complete a cost-cutting labor deal that would allow the top U.S. automaker to cut itself free from a $50 billion retiree health-care burden.

  • GM, UAW Optimistic as Talks Continue Sunday, 23 Sep 2007 | 4:03 PM ET

    Two people who have been briefed on the talks said Saturday that bargainers reported progress toward an agreement on the linchpin of the talks, GM  funding a union-run trust that would take over much of the company's $51 billion unfunded obligation to pay health care costs for retirees.

  • GM, Union Resume Talks, Still Apart on Health Costs Friday, 21 Sep 2007 | 10:56 AM ET

    General Motorsand the United Auto Workers union resumed negotiations Friday after adjourning talks in the early hours as 73,000 GM workers returned for another day of work without a new contract.

  • GM, UAW Continue to Discuss Health Care Issue Thursday, 20 Sep 2007 | 4:44 PM ET

    Negotiators for General Motors and the United Auto Workers, trying to craft a new contract, are still discussing the automaker's proposal to pay the union to form a trust and take over the company's huge retiree health care obligation, according to two people who have been briefed on the talks.

  • GM, UAW Contract Talks Push on, Key Issues Remain Tuesday, 18 Sep 2007 | 11:24 PM ET
    A Chevrolet dealership in Loveland, Colorado.

    Negotiators for the United Auto Workers union and General Motors broke off contract talks on Tuesday night and prepared to return to the bargaining table on Wednesday as the union cautioned it could be forced to set a deadline if progress stalled.

  • GM, UAW to Continue Negotiations on New Contract Tuesday, 18 Sep 2007 | 11:37 AM ET
    A Chevrolet dealership in Loveland, Colorado.

    Negotiators for the United Auto Workers union and General Motors were scheduled to resume discussions later on Tuesday as GM factory employees went to work as usual on the fourth day without a new contact.

  • GM, Union Get Back to Bargaining Table Monday, 17 Sep 2007 | 3:53 PM ET
    A Chevrolet dealership in Loveland, Colorado.

    Bargainers for General Motors and the United Auto Workers resumed contract negotiations Monday amid optimism that they are getting closer to reaching a critical contract agreement.

  • GM/UAW Talks: Why Agreement May Take A While Monday, 17 Sep 2007 | 3:41 PM ET

    This afternoon negotiators for GM and the UAW resumed talks to iron out a new contract. Despite the growing sense in Detroit that the two sides are close to deal, it may be while before we see an agreement in principal. Why?

  • Greenspan "Speak" Dominates News Monday, 17 Sep 2007 | 9:09 AM ET

    Credit worries once more haunt world markets, but frankly, the only headlines that matter are the ones that will be released by the Fed tomorrow afternoon. The big story of today though is what former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan is saying.

  • UAW Singles Out GM, Rallies for Possible Strike Friday, 14 Sep 2007 | 1:24 PM ET
    A Chevrolet dealership in Loveland, Colorado.

    Local leaders with the United Auto Workers union on Thursday began preparing to walk picket lines as soon as Friday if contract talks with General Motors break down after the UAW singled out the No. 1 U.S. automaker as its strike target.

  • UAW/GM Talks: All Worked Out By Next Week? Friday, 14 Sep 2007 | 12:06 PM ET

    While the United Auto Workers and General Motors negotiate a new labor contract, it's clear the two sides are on the cusp of a historic agreement. When I talked with one person close to the talks Friday they summed it up best by saying, "I think we'll see something worked out by early next week."

  • Dow Jones, Union Close to Contract Deal: Report Friday, 14 Sep 2007 | 7:43 AM ET

    Dow Jones and its main labor union are close to a contract agreement for reporters and other employees at The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires, the New York Times reported on its Web site on Friday, citing union officials.

  • GM Shares Jump on Analyst Upgrade Thursday, 13 Sep 2007 | 12:09 PM ET

    Shares of General Motors jumped in early trading Thursday, after a Citi Investment Research analyst lifted his rating on the automaker, citing possible outcomes from labor negotiations.

  • Alitalia to Cancel 150 Daily Flights from Milan Tuesday, 4 Sep 2007 | 2:47 AM ET

    Alitalia will cancel 150 flights that it currently operates daily out of its Milan Malpensa hub as part of a "survival" plan to stem losses while it hunts for a buyer, a union source said on Monday.

  • GM: Despite Earnings, Is Tougher Road Still Ahead? Tuesday, 31 Jul 2007 | 11:32 AM ET
    Rick Wagoner

    When I sat down to talk with GM CEO Rick Wagoner this morning on "Squawk Box," I was expecting to see a man, beaming over the better than expected second quarter earnings. Instead, I saw the Chairman of a company who looked cautious. Why? Well, maybe it's  because General Motors' glass is half full, and filling it up even more will be a challenge. Certainly the second half of this year will be tougher than the first half.

  • Port clerks and their employers at the nation's largest port complex tentatively agreed on a new contract Thursday, preventing a strike that could have crippled shipping and cost billions of dollars, a negotiator said.

  • GM, Ford Kick Off Talks With United Auto Workers Monday, 23 Jul 2007 | 11:43 AM ET

    General Motors and Ford Motor began talks with the United Auto Workers union Monday, hoping to win sweeping concessions that would slash labor costs for the struggling auto industry.

  • Delphi

    A union representing more than 2,000 of Delphi's hourly workers said Friday it has told the auto parts maker that it plans to terminate its contracts, a first step toward a possible strike in October.

  • UAW Contract Talks: Separating Fact From Fiction Friday, 20 Jul 2007 | 11:49 AM ET
    UAW

    Day one of the UAW contract talks kicked off with union leaders shaking hands with Chrysler executives at company headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Already I'm tiring of the news reports, talk shows, commentators and general public portraying these talks inaccurately. If I had a nickel for every time a talk show host blamed the rank and file guy at GM for all of that automakers problems, I'd be rich. So with that in mind, let's play fact or fiction.

  • GM Chief Executive Sees Turnaround Faster Than Expected Wednesday, 18 Jul 2007 | 1:55 PM ET
    General Motors Chairman and Chief Executive Rick Wagoner.

    "We will improve results in the United States faster than people think," Rick Wagoner said after announcing investment plans in Brazil and Argentina.