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  • DETROIT, Oct 7- With a threatened strike hanging over them, negotiators from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and the United Auto Workers union continued to meet on Wednesday afternoon, a Fiat Chrysler spokeswoman said. The last time the UAW called a strike against Detroit automakers, who currently make up about 37 percent of the union's membership, was in 2007 at...

  • Fiat Chrysler, U.S. union UAW at table as strike looms Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015 | 9:40 AM ET

    DETROIT, Oct 7- As the threat of a strike hangs over them, negotiators from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and the United Auto Workers union continued to meet on Wednesday morning, a union spokesman said. Midwest, in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. The last time the UAW called a strike against Detroit automakers who currently make up about 37 percent of the union's...

  • Teamsters pension fund could cut benefits for 400K Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015 | 7:40 AM ET
    Teamsters Union President James Hoffa

    Cutting retirees' pensions has generally been illegal, except under the most dire circumstances, the NYT reports.

  • United Auto Workers strike could cost Fiat $1.2B Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | 2:46 PM ET
    United Auto Workers strike could cost Fiat $1.2B

    The United Auto Workers warned Fiat Chrysler the group was prepared to strike, which could amount to a weekly loss of $1.2 billion, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • DETROIT, Oct 6- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV stands to lose $40 million of operating profit a week from a strike of its plants by the U.S. labor union United Auto Workers, said an analyst with the Center for Automotive Research. Sean McAlinden, chief economist at the Ann Arbor, Michigan- based automobile industry consultancy, said the figure is based on the estimated...

  • UAW sends Fiat Chrysler strike notice Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | 1:05 PM ET
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne (R) and United Auto Workers union President Dennis Williams shake hands during a news conference in Detroit, September 15, 2015.

    The notice was sent five days after the UAW rejected a four-year contract deal with the automaker.

  • United Auto Workers warns Fiat of strike Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | 12:46 PM ET
    United Auto Workers warns Fiat of strike

    The United Auto Workers Union are warning Fiat Chrysler they will strike at 11:59PM on Wednesday, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • DETROIT, Oct 3- The United Auto Workers union and Ford Motor Co. said they have averted a strike at a factory in Kansas City, Mo. that builds the company's best-selling F-150 pickup trucks. Settles said last week the Union local in Kansas City, representing about 7,000 workers, had been unable to resolve differences over seniority, staffing and safety issues.

  • UAW strikes deal at Ford plant, strike averted Saturday, 3 Oct 2015 | 9:53 AM ET
    United Auto Workers (UAW) walk a picket line at a Chrysler parts distribution center October 10, 2007, in Naperville, Ill.

    The United Auto Workers union has reached a tentative agreement that will avoid a strike next week at a key Ford assembly plant.

  • UK PM Cameron says no reparations for slave trade Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 12:15 AM ET
    U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron

    UK Prime Minister David Cameron said his administration would not make reparations for the country's role in the Caribbean slave trade.

  • KOKOMO, Ind., Sept 30- The United Auto Workers union is skidding toward clashes with at least two of Detroit's Big Three automakers, as rank and file workers reject compromises on wage increases, benefits and work schedules that their leaders had urged them to accept. A majority of about 40,000 UAW workers at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV appear to have voted...

  • How Toys ‘R’ Us is outsourcing jobs Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | 4:07 PM ET
    A Toys "R" Us store in Totowa, N.J.

    Temporary work visas were designed to import specialized skills — not move jobs overseas. The New York Times reports.

  • UAW strike threatens Ford Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    UAW strike threatens Ford

    The United Auto Workers threatened a strike in five days at a key plant making the company's most important model, the F-150 pickup truck.

  • Why Congress should pass the Wage Act Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    A Ford F-150 truck during assembly at the Ford Dearborn Plant in Dearborn, Michigan

    Current labor laws are outdated and weak, says former NLRB Chair Wilma Liebman. It's time to strengthen them now by passing the Wage Act.

  • DETROIT, Sept 28- United Auto Workers union members at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV's U.S. factories are increasingly rejecting a proposed national labor agreement recommended by union leaders, expressing discontent with a compromise that sacrificed larger wage hikes for future investment in U.S. operations. By Monday, two large UAW locals in Kokomo,...

  • Why I joined the auto-workers union Monday, 28 Sep 2015 | 10:05 AM ET
    Alan Amos, a CVG welder.

    Manufacturing used to be a ticket to the middle class, but not anymore, says Alan Amos, which is why I decided to join the union.

  • DETROIT, Sept 26- A proposed four-year labor agreement between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and the United Auto Workers union encountered strong opposition from rank-and-file union members in early ratification voting. Some 77 percent of production workers voted "no" at a large UAW local in Kokomo, Indiana that has more than 5,000 workers, the Detroit Free...

  • Food-delivery drivers sue start-ups Thursday, 24 Sep 2015 | 12:23 PM ET
    The GrubHub Inc. app is displayed on an Apple Inc. iPhone 5 in Tiskilwa, Illinois, U.S., on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

    A growing list start-ups have been hit with complaints in California over the employee status of contract workers.

  • Wal-Mart worker group splits in two Thursday, 17 Sep 2015 | 7:52 AM ET
    A Walmart department manager helps stock shelves with school supplies in San Diego, California August 6, 2015.

    A Wal-Mart worker group that has been one of the loudest voices pushing the retailer to boost wages and improve conditions has splintered.

  • DETROIT, Sept 16- The proposed labor pact for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles ties U.S. union worker pay to meeting long-term company goals including productivity gains, according to a memo sent to the company's employees on Wednesday from Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne. Fiat Chrysler and the United Auto Workers union on Tuesday reached a tentative deal on a new...