United Auto Workers
Detroit’s three automakers — Ford, Chrysler and General Motors — are increasingly anxious about the 78-year-old union’s future. For them, it’s a “devil you know” situation.
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.
Thanks to big, positive votes at locals in Dearborn and Flat Rock, the deal — which was going down in defeat last week — now leads with a 58- to 42-percent margin.
Chrysler Group LLC and the UAW have reached a tentative agreement on a new national labor contract, covering approximately 26,000 represented employees. The agreement is subject to UAW member ratification.
General Motors and the UAW opening contract talks today with a vow that they will be able to work through differences, and get a deal that rewards workers, while keeping the company competitive.
In the only speech from a labor leader scheduled for the Mackinac Policy Conference, UAW president Bob King urged business owners and executives to reject political extremism.
As the budget process continues in cities all over Michigan with fears of emergency financial managers in some of them, some unions are taking a stand.
The United Auto Workers will hold a meeting in Detroit next week to lay the groundwork for upcoming contract talks.
Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had a message for the more than one thousand United Auto Workers Union delegates at a legislative conference in Washington, D.C.