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Mitsubishi's UAW contract is reportedly making it very difficult to find a buyer for the automaker's factory in Normal, IL. Production of the Outlander Sport ends there in November.


Ford's Kansas City Assembly Plant, which builds the F-150, is threatening to strike in the coming days if the UAW workers there don't get a new agreement with the Blue Oval soon.


Things are not looking good for the UAW's preliminary contract with Fiat Chrysler, as workers are projected to overwhelmingly reject the a deal.


The UAW's pending deal with FCA US retains the two-tier worker system but gives raises to them both. The agreement also creates a healthcare co-op to fight rising costs.


Weekly Recap for 9.18.15

FCA reaches a tentative agreement with the UAW, Honda reveals the all-new 2016 Civic, and the Frankfurt Motor Show dazzles us again. Autoblog senior editor Greg Migliore reports on the Weekly Recap edition of Autoblog Minute.


The production homes of the Chrysler 200, Dodge Dart, Ram 1500, and Jeep Cherokee could be moving as part of the new labor contract between FCA and the UAW.


Agreement Sets Stage for Ford, General Motors Negotiations With Union

The two-tiered wage structure that governs the way domestic car companies pay their unionized employees – and rankles many of them in the process – could soon be a thing of the past.


The United Auto Workers has chosen Fiat Chrysler Automobiles as its lead bargaining company as it seeks to finalize new contracts with the 140,000 or so workers represented by the union.


GM and the UAW are working to poach skilled workers from Nissan's Smyrna, TN, plant for the General's Spring Hill factory. The location is gearing up to assemble the Cadillac XT5, which is replacing the SRX.


It's no secret that FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne wants industry consolidation but without any deal takers it seems as though he's ready to consider a hostile takeover. Autoblog's Chris McGraw reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute.


The Big Three and UAW are negotiating on a way to reduce ballooning healthcare costs by possibly creating a pool among the active workers at Ford, GM, and FCA US. UAW President Dennis Williams came up with the idea.


Plus: Notes On Justin Wilson, The Army's New Tactical Vehicle, And Used Car Prices

We curate the week's events with a focus on the return of the Ford Ranger and other famous car names. Plus, other news and notes from around the industry.


Ranger, And Even Bronco, Could Be Built At Michigan Assembly Plant

As part of labor negotiations with the UAW, The Detroit News reports that Ford plans to discuss building a new Ranger pickup at the Michigan Assembly Plant after 2018.


UAW President Dennis Williams believes Donald Trump's idea to move auto manufacturing out of Michigan and pay workers less only harms the middle class.


Donald Trump is set on growing auto manufacturing in the United States, but his plan also hinges on lower wages for workers.


Daimler is trying to convince employees at its Hambach factory in France to accept a 39-hour workweek as opposed to the current 35 hours.


Sergio Marchionne sees cooperation with the UAW as a key to a future merger with General Motors. In the deal, Marchionne could potentially take advantage of the 8.7 percent of GM stock that's owned by the union's health care trust.


Mitsubishi will be shutting down production and selling its Normal, IL factory, where it currently builds the Outlander Sport crossover.


A strike has decimated the London Underground, a service used by some 4 million people each day. The result? 833 miles of traffic jams, according to TomTom.


A Florida-based custom car designer is creating vehicles that are out of this world, by giving normal road models an extraterrestrial twist.


A study of labor costs among foreign automakers in the US shows a ten-dollar gap between the per-hour rates of the domestics and the imports. The difference between the Detroit 3 and their import competition equates to $250 more in labor costs per car for the domestics.

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