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The United Auto Workers ratified contracts with General Motors and Ford. The finalized agreements end weeks of negotiations with Detroit\'s automakers.


Skilled trade workers at Volkswagen's factory in Chattanooga, TN, will vote in early December whether to join the United Auto Workers.


The UAW pushed back the deadline for its proposed contract with GM until Nov. 20 to work out an agreement for skilled trades workers. Ford employees continue to vote on their deal, but it looks likely to pass.


Ford and the UAW have a tentative agreement that could go to union members for a vote soon. The proposed contract reportedly includes $9 billion in new US investments from the Blue Oval. The union also continues to finish its deal with GM.


Details To Come After Wednesday Vote

GM and the UAW have a tentative deal for a new four-year contract, but specific details about it don't arrive until after a vote on Wednesday. The union promises significant wage gains.


The UAW now intends to negotiate a new contract with General Motors and is expected to ask for even more than in its FCA US deal.


General Motors is responding to demand across the board for the products at its Detroit-Hamtramck factory, adding a second shift and hiring over 1,200.


The newly proposed contract between the UAW and FCA would give wage parity between first- and second-tier workers after eight years of employment. Gone from the proposed contract is a health-care cooperative between employees of all three major American automakers.


A proposed contract averts a strike between FCA US and the UAW at least temporarily. The details are not published yet, and workers still must vote on the offer.


Some UAW members at FCA US could go on strike as soon as Wednesday night if a deal or contract extension isn't in place to avert it. Both sides are still negotiating, though.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Weekly Recap for 8.28.15

Ford may bring the Ranger back to the US, the UK goes nuts over the Mustang, and the battle of hybrids heats up with spy shots of the Prius and a new Hyundai. Autoblog's senior editor Greg Migliore reports on the weekly recap edition of Autoblog Minute.


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.


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.


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.


The UAW is preparing its negotiation position with carmakers later this year. Its primary objective will be the elimination of the two-tier wage system created in 2007 to help the automakers through bankruptcy, but that position "is a non-starter" for the car companies.

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