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UAW President Gary Jones takes leave amid corruption probe

UAW Vice President Rory Gamble will serve as acting president

The United Auto Workers announced Saturday that President Gary Jones is taking a paid leave of absence amid a federal investigation of corruption within the union. The UAW said Jones requested the leave, which is effective Sunday. UAW Vice President Rory Gamble will serve as acting president.

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Shift to electric vehicles weighs heavy on UAW-GM talks

EVs need fewer components and staff to build them

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Tesla's Elon Musk promises roller coasters, fro yo at factory

That thrill ride will be electric powered, of course

Tesla chief Elon Musk doubles down on his effort to stave off unionization at the company's Northern California plant by offering perks such as a roller coaster and free frozen yogurt.

Chrysler Shares Could Soon Be On The Market

The automaker will either be traded or fully merged with Fiat

Chrysler and Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne is nothing if not cagey. When the CEO out-maneuvered the White House in 2009 to strike a great deal to take-over Chrysler with U.S. government loans, it was considered a forgone conclusion that he would eventually take the company public in an initial-public offering. Now, the CEO says an ipo is merely 50-50.

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CAW making progress in drive to unionize Honda in Ontario

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.

Report: UAW chief admits union too slow to build green cars, cut jobs bank

You just never know what Bob King's next move is going to be. His latest turn in the spotlight has him admitting, "I don't think we pushed hard enough for green vehicles early enough." Although some might replace "early enough" with the phrase, "at all," it's not like the UAW was alone among American auto industry stakeholders attempting to ignore the future.

Report: UAW chief admits union too slow to build green cars, cut jobs bank

You just never know what Bob King's next move is going to be. His latest turn in the spotlight has him admitting, "I don't think we pushed hard enough for green vehicles early enough." Although some might replace "early enough" with the phrase, "at all," it's not like the UAW was alone among American auto industry stakeholders attempting to ignore the future.

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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 decades, summed up by his quote, "We did what we had to do to get to tomorrow." And now he's out, with his chosen successor, Bob King, voted

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 from over 700,000 in 2000, and a fraction of the 1.5 million members the Zach Bowman

Reuters: UAW pressuring Tesla/Toyota to hire union workers at former NUMMI plant

Yesterday, Toyota and Tesla announced that the two companies would be collaborating on electric vehicle development. Tesla will be taking over the NUMMI factory in Fremont, California, which was recently closed. Now, the United Auto Workers is urging

Reuters: UAW pressuring Tesla/Toyota to hire union workers at former NUMMI plant

Yesterday, Toyota and Tesla announced that the two companies would be collaborating on electric vehicle development. Tesla will be taking over the NUMMI factory in Fremont, California, which was recently closed. Now, the United Auto Workers is urging

Report: Displaced NUMMI workers unhappy with severance package effort from GM, Toyota

This didn't take long. Hot on the heels of NUMMI shutting its doors for good, reports are emerging that the plant's former workers aren't satisfied with their severance packages. Originally, employees were slated to see around $54,000 on average, depending on seniority. The newest workers were headed home with $21,000 in their pocket, while those who had put in the most years were w

Report: UAW files suit against GM over $450M Delphi debt

Once again, General Motors has found itself in hot water with the United Auto Workers. Way back when in 2007, GM signed a deal with Delphi to provide a total of $450 million for the UAW's Voluntary Employee Beneficiary – a trust set up to provide for retiree benefits, especially health care. So far, GM hasn't been willing to hand over the dough, and the UAW has decided to take The General to court over the issue.

Report: UAW, Teamsters plan D.C. rally against Toyota over NUMMI plant closing

How much Toyota news can you take in one week? Put another way, how much negative press can Toyota absorb? First there was the massive recall, then there was the sales a

Report: UAW considering selling famed Black Lake compound

The United Auto Workers is many things to many people. To some, it's the reason why all of our manufacturing hasn't been shipped over to China. To others, UAW added costs are the reason why American cars can't compete with imports. Whatever your opinion, the facts are that the UAW is not nearly as strong as it once was. Back in 1979 the UAW claimed 1.5 million members on its rosters. In 2008 that number shrank to just 431,000 souls.

New contract between Ford and UAW voted down over weekend

What's good for the goose may be good for the gander, but what works for one country or automaker doesn't necessarily work for another. So while the Canadian Auto Workers union may have approved a new agreement with Ford, below the 49th parallel their compatriots apparently feel otherwise.

Only in California: UAW reportedly fighting to save Toyota plant

New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc, better known as NUMMI, has been operating in Fremont, California since 1984. The plant started as a joint venture between General Motors and Toyota. The idea was that Toyota could cut out the expense of boating cars all the way across the Pacific and The General could learn about Japanese managerial techniques and lean manufacturing processes. And this is how the world got the gift of the Geo Prizm. Last month, Jonny Lieberman

Are GM, UAW close to concessions agreement... or are they at odds over China?

Depending on who you choose to listen to, General Motors and the United Auto Workers are either close to forging an important concessions deal, or they're still squabbling over GM's plans to sell imported vehicles to U.S. consumers.

REPORT: UAW agrees to ban strikes?(!)

According to a post on The Detroit Bureau, a key stipulation in the tentative contract reached between the United Auto Workers and Chrysler is that the union's right to strike will be all but eliminated for at least the next few years.

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