DETROIT (WWJ) – The United Auto Workers will hold a meeting in Detroit next week to lay the groundwork for upcoming contract talks. WWJ’s Rob Sanford reports that nearly 1000 delegates will be in town.

The group will gather at Cobo Center for a Bargaining Convention, an event that takes place every four years.

Over the past few years when the automakers were faced with disaster, the UAW approved a number of concessions designed to make it easier for the companies to stay above water.

However, union president Bob King told the Detroit Free Press that his membership deserves a share of the profits the companies have realized and they want back some of the concessions made earlier. Another goal for the UAW is to organize the employees at foreign-owned auto plants.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

More From CBS Detroit

Best Cooking Classes In DetroitLearn how to whip up some wonderful dishes while having fun!
5 Bucket List Items To Cross Off In DetroitThe “must-do” items for anyone making a trip to Detroit.

Watch & Listen LIVE