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.