The talks are expected to be the toughest in recent memory. For the first time in more than a decade, the companies are healthy and making billions in profits.
Federal authorities say a Teamsters official took cash while conspiring to make it appear that workers at a fruit-and-vegetable wholesaler belonged to the union.
Michigan’s right-to-work law is set to go into effect in late March and labor unions are heading to federal court in an attempt to block the law.
United Auto Workers President Bob King said Thursday that a coalition of unions will push for an amendment to the Michigan Constitution that bars so-called “right-to-work” legislation outlawing contracts that require employees to join unions.
A Detroit-area union is supporting a new labor contract with Chrysler Group, giving the agreement a boost after “no” votes at other key locals.