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    Report: Bob King elected UAW president, succeeds Ron Gettelfinger

    Ron Gettelfinger has been in the United Auto Workers for 44 years, the last eight of those years in the role of president. He's taken his share of lumps from the people he faced across the table and his own constituents, but he's led the UAW through some of the toughest years its faced in a ...

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    Report: Thinning UAW ranks leading to budget cuts, staff reductions

    The UAW ain't what it used to be. The organized labor outfit has seen membership fall off over the past ten years, and as a result, it's cutting staff at both its domestic and international headquarters. Last year's membership figures were pegged at a little more than 355,000 workers – down ...

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    REPORT: UAW Chief Ron Gettelfinger confirms retirement in 2010

    Despite rumors to the contrary, United Auto Workers President Ron Gettelfinger is getting off the merry-go-round in 2010. The embattled union head honcho had been rumored to be considering seeking a third four-year term, but Gettelfinger himself has since gone on record saying that such notions are ...

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    Gettelfinger: Wage cuts won't be part of UAW concessions

    General Motors and Chrysler are tasked with gaining concessions from debt holders and organized labor by February 17. If major cuts aren't achieved, the struggling Detroit automakers risk having to pay back the $17.4 billion in government loans that have helped keep the companies solvent. UAW ...

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    UAW points blame for bailout failure back at Senate Republicans

    Earlier this morning, United Auto Workers president Ron Gettelfinger held a press conference in which he pointed the finger of blame back at Senate Republicans, particularly ones from Southern states in which many foreign-owned auto assembly plants are located, for the failed attempt last night to ...

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    UAW head says that unions aren't to blame for Detroit's problems

    Ron Gettelfinger's basically saying "it's not our fault" when discussing the state of Detroit's automakers. Rather than admit that the UAW's plum labor agreements and contentious negotiations have contributed to the current gloomy situation, the United Auto Workers head man says that the economic ...

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    Pelosi, Congress consider more money for U.S. automakers

    House leader Nancy Pelosi may have given the beleaguered U.S. auto industry it's biggest and best hope yet after the leading Congressional Democrat told NPR that Congress is considering more loan money for the ailing industry. Pelosi and House leadership met on Monday about a second $25 billion ...

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    UAW pres expects 15,000 workers to take GM buyout

    Once you have cut everyone, who is left to cut? That's the problem facing GM, according to UAW President Ron Gettelfinger. The General has already harvested the low hanging fruit with previous buyouts, but they're embarking on another round to try and further reduce labor costs. We've already ...

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    GM ups the ante on employee buyouts

    GM is making better, more attractive vehicles, yet after losing nearly $40 billion in 2007 (most of which was an accounting adjustment, mind you), the Detroit automaker still has a lot of work to do to become profitable again here in the States. Even though GM shed 34,000 jobs in 2006, the company ...

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    UAW expects Ford, Chrysler to follow suit with contracts

    Pattern bargaining was established 60 years ago as a way of making sure no one auto company would get the leg up over its competition. Ron Gettelfinger and the UAW are planning on this year's negotiations to be no different than past agreements, which means Chrysler and Ford will likely follow GM's ...

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    And thus it begins: All domestics now in historic talks with UAW

    Industry insiders and analysts have been talking about the 2007 UAW contract talks since before the ink dried on the current contract. The fact is, the talks have been eagerly anticipated because the Detroit three are falling apart, with the three companies losing over $15 billion last year alone. ...

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    UAW blinks first: Reconsidering health concessions for Chrysler

    Chrysler no doubt felt a little burned by the United Auto Workers Union after being told it would receive no concessions for health care like the ones offered to both General Motors and Ford. At the time, the UAW cited the Chrysler Group's better financial health as the reason for the snubbing, but ...

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    Chrysler gets no sympathy from UAW on health care costs

    UAW President Ron Gettelfinger is apparently done being pushed around by the domestic auto industry. Despite having given landmark cost-saving concessions on health care to both General Motors and Ford, Gettelfinger indicated to Reuters the same offer would not be extended to The Chrysler Group. ...

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    UAW president Ron Gettelfinger reelected

    Nobody saw this one coming... Ron Gettelfinger, ran unopposed and was reelected as the president of the United Auto Workers (UAW) at its 34th Constitutional Convention in Las Vegas. Alongside him on the slate were five vice presidents, three of which are expected to be named as ...


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