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    Report: Chrysler, CAW reach tentative contract agreement
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    The Canadian Auto Workers union and Chrysler have reportedly come to a tentative agreement, ending a long-running series of contract negotiations. Chrysler was the last of the Detroit automakers to continue negotiating with the CAW, as General Motors and Ford had both recently come to terms with ...

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    Report: CAW and Ford ratify agreement, Chrysler still pending
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    According to the Detroit Free Press, Ford's Canadian employees have ratified their union contract, making Chrysler the only automaker to not have worked out an agreement with its Canadian workforce. Employees from Ford of Canada voted 82 percent in favor of a new national contract following a ...

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    Report: GM, CAW reach tentative agreement
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    Automotive News reports General Motors and the Canadian Auto Workers have reached a tentative labor agreement that will see the automaker invest $692.8 million into Canadian facilities over the life of the four year-deal. The two groups closed a 30-hour negotiating session that touched on ...

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    Report: Bill proposes U.S. sell GM stock to fund Delphi retiree pensions
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    A new proposal to sell $1 billion of government-held General Motors stock to help restore Delphi white collar retirees pensions was balked at by one group attempting to build up the underfunded pension. The Delphi Salaried Retires Association has said it would prefer to reestablish its pension ...

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    Report: CAW reaches tentative agreement with Ford
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    After seeming to be at an impasse as late as this morning, the Canadian Autoworkers union and Ford have reached a tentative agreement with just hours to go before the CAW's work stoppage deadline. The deal that has been agreed upon will run for the next four years and cover around 4,500 ...

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    Report: CAW asked to keep working as deadline looms
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    Representatives from the Canadian Auto Workers union and Ford continue to work on new national agreement. The deadline for reaching a deal is tonight at midnight. Urging solidarity in these high-stakes last hours, CAW leadership has asked its members to stay on the job at all locations. In an ...

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    Report: Why gas stations in NJ, PA are selling $8/gallon gas in protest
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    Over 50 gas stations across New Jersey and Pennsylvania have raised the price of their fuel to more than eight dollars a gallon. They are all Lukoil stations, and their owners have raised prices in protest of practices by Lukoil North America that they say leave individual gas station owners at a ...

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    Report: Detroit Three ask for big cuts from CAW, union unwilling to acquiesce
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    The Detroit Big Three are seeking "dramatic changes" in their contracts with the Canadian Auto Workers. According to a Reuters report, the CAW claims that the U.S. automakers are angling for deep pension and benefit cuts. The CAW says it has no intention of adhering to these proposed ...

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    Official: Ford Focus is company's 350th millionth vehicle and world's best-seller so far this year
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    Ford is celebrating its 350 millionth vehicle. That is an impressive number, spanning back 109 years. The lucky 350 millionth vehicle happens to be a 2013 Ford Focus, which, appropriately enough, is the world's best-selling car for the first six months of this year. The Focus in question has ...

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    Report: Hyundai comes to terms with Korean union
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    Following a tumultuous four months, it appears Hyundai and its labor union have buried the hatchet. According to a report by the Associated Press, the Korean automaker and its labor union have struck an accord that will end the company's first strike in four years. The deal between the two ...

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    Report: CAW votes to authorize strikes against GM, Ford and Chrysler
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    The Canadian Auto Workers Union may soon be a thing of the past, but it still has to negotiate one more contract with the Big Three before its planned merger with the Canadian Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union. The current deal expires on Sept. 17, so CAW representatives are meeting ...

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    Official: Next-gen 2015 Chevrolet Cruze staying in Ohio with GM's $220M investment
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    The Chevrolet Cruze is, hands-down, the greatest success in recent history for General Motors. Now entering its third model year, the Cruze has been one of the company's top sellers in the United States, and GM has now committed to keeping production here through a second generation. According to ...

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    Report: Canadian Auto Workers vote to merge with rival, form 'super union'
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    How would you respond to the headline "No More Auto Workers Union"? Our northern neighbors will likely be bidding goodbye to their Canadian Auto Workers Union, as the membership has agreed to merge with the country's Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union. The Vancouver Sun is reporting ...

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    Report: UAW invokes civil rights movement in bid to unionize Nissan plant
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    The United Auto Workers continues to pursue the unionization of a foreign automaker's plant in the U.S. and has redoubled its efforts on the Nissan facility in Canton, Mississippi. According to Reuters, the union plans to paint the organization effort as "the civil rights battle of the 21st ...

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    Report: Hyundai under threat of strike in Korea
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    Automotive News reports Hyundai is facing a strike in Korea. Workers lead by Moon Yong, the head of the company's labor union, are threatening to take action unless they receive better pay and reduced work hours. Earlier this week, 70-percent of the 45,000-member union voted to give leaders the ...

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    Report: Ford delaying next Mondeo
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    Anyone waiting for the new Ford Mondeo will have to wait a little longer, according to Automotive News Europe. According to union sources, Ford has delayed production of the next generation model for up to three months at its Genk, Belgium, factory. Production was scheduled to begin ...

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    Report: Peugeot stock jumps on word it could shed 10,000 jobs
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    Peugeot's recent announcement about job cuts has caused a number of different reactions. When the French firm previously attempted to shed 6,000 jobs, company CEO Philippe Varin was called to Elysées Palace – the French White House – and then-president Nicolas Sarkozy suggested ...

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    Report: CAW making progress in drive to unionize Honda in Ontario
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    Honda of Canada Manufacturing in Alliston, Ontario, is unique in providing an employee recreation center with an NHL regulation-size hockey arena. But it could soon have another claim to notoriety: The first Japanese auto plant to go union. According to Ward's Auto, Canadian Auto Workers President ...

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    Report: Opel turnaround plan is General Motors getting remedial
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    Opel has stretched the patience of its parent General Motors and the ever-watchful financial markets are gazing upon the loss-making brand with a jaundiced eye. On Thursday, Opel management is expected to put forth a plan that provides a path to shrinking billions of dollars in losses while also ...

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    Recalls: Mercedes-Benz recalling 2007-09 E350 Wagon for rear suspension issue
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    Uh oh. If you're the owner of a 2007-2009 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic Wagon, prepare for a recall notice from Mercedes. While it won't be coming until later in the summer, know that if your car was built between July 1, 2006, and April 30, 2009, its load-leveling suspension may be ...

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