DETROIT—A majority of General Motors Co. hourly production workers have supported a tentative agreement with the UAW, but ratification has hit a snag. A majority of skilled trades voted against the contract, and that could potentially send the union and automaker back to the bargaining table.
WARREN, MI—General Motors is collaborating with DTE Energy to build a new 800-kilowatt solar array at its Warren Transmission plant here. The 2,800 solar panels will generate clean electricity that will go back to the grid.
DETROIT—The four-year labor agreement between the UAW and General Motors suffered a setback in early voting Saturday as workers at the Fairfax plant in Kansas City, KS, rejected it by a wide margin, but a strong majority of workers at one of two Lansing, MI, assembly plants approved it.
DETROIT—UAW leaders want to shrink the gap between the pay and benefits of workers hired before and after 2007, but they are open to establishing another level of pay and benefits for supplier employees who work on site at various assembly plants, according to people familiar with the discussions.
DETROIT—UAW President Dennis Williams’ concept to form a health care cooperative that would collectively negotiate provider and health insurance company contracts for about 300,000 hourly and salaried workers at the Detroit Three automakers makes a lot of sense, say experts.