The United Auto Workers union is hoping the third time’s the charm at the Volkswagen assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In 2014 and again in 2019, workers voted to reject a union organizing bid. Now, the UAW is back as part of a broader effort to organize workers at more than a dozen non-union plants across the country. More than 1,000 of those at VW have signed cards that could trigger a third vote. More from Headlight.News.
UAW President Shawn Fain has repeatedly talked about the UAW “bump.” It’s the wage increase workers at foreign automaker transplants received in the wake of the 25% pay hike UAW members got from GM, Ford and Stellantis. Now he’s looking to see if they want to join his “movement.” Get details at Headlight.News.
UAW President Shawn Fain pledged to be transparent with union members, and that openness has including revealing future product plans, such as talking about the expected arrival of the Jeep Wrangler EV in 2028. Find out more at Headlight.News.
Less than 24 hours after the contract between General Motors and the UAW was ratified by workers, Stellantis workers followed suit. The voting isn’t complete yet, but the number of “yes” votes is too high to be overcome by “no” votes. Ford isn’t far behind. Get details at Headlight.News.
In a surprise to many, the tentative deal between General Motors and the United Auto Workers was a close vote that, at one point, looked like it might fail. However, the final vote is in and the workers approved a new 4.5-year contract. Get details at Headlight.News.
The voices thought to be a minority among the UAW membership may be getting louder if the “No” votes at Ford’s massive Louisville and Kentucky truck plants over the weekend is any indication. The results are also highlighting a divide between production workers and skilled trades. Find out more at Headlight.News.
UAW Chief Shawn Fain said the people would have their say, and the workers at General Motors plant in Flint, Michigan are saying “No thanks.” The proposed deal was voted down by a narrow margin, with complaints centering on mandatory overtime, the lauded cost-of-living adjustment and more. Get details at Headlight.News.
As part of the new deal with the UAW, General Motors committed to $13.3 billion in new investment during the life of the contract. One of those is a cheaper Chevrolet Bolt EV, union chief Shawn Fain revealed. Find out more at Headlight.News.
Union workers at Ford began voting on the tentative deal reached with the automaker, while Stellantis hourly employees begin voting soon. If the first round of votes is any indication, the membership is pleased with the deal. Find out more at Headlight.News.
When UAW President Shawn Fain said the union was looking not only to win back what the union lost nearly two decades ago and to get more, but also to revive the labor movement in the country, he didn’t know how quickly that would come to his own industry, reports Headlight.News.
And then there were none. Less than 24 hours after the UAW went on strike at General Motors plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee the two sides got a deal done. Details are sparse, but it’s safe to assume there’s a 25% raise in the deal. Find out more at Headlight.News.
The surprises keep coming in the ongoing labor talks — and strikes — between the Detroit Three automakers and the UAW. After securing a deal with Ford a few days ago, it was rumored General Motors would be next, but it turned out to be Stellantis. Find out more at Headlight.News.