CHATTANOOGA, TN—Volkswagen of America is going to court to block an order that it negotiate a contract with the UAW for maintenance employees at its assembly plant here. The workers voted to unionize last year.
BUENA VISTA TOWNSHIP, MI—UAW-represented workers approved a new labor contract with Nexteer Automotive Corp. nearly two weeks after overwhelmingly rejecting a previous deal and engaging in a one-day strike.
BUENA VISTA TOWNSHIP, MI—A General Motors assembly plant in Flint, MI, could be the first to be affected by a parts shortage because of a strike at auto supplier Nexteer Automotive. More than 3,200 UAW members at Nexteer went on strike early Tuesday after the auto supplier rejected a new proposal from the union.
DETROIT—Workers at Ford narrowly ratified the company’s four-year labor deal with the UAW, the labor union announced late Friday. Final results showed that members voted to ratify by a 51.4 percent majority after a last-minute push by union leaders put the contract over the top at the company’s giant Rouge manufacturing complex in Dearborn, MI.
DEARBORN, MI—The UAW’s tentative agreement with Ford outlines a $9-billion commitment to its U.S. plants and commitment to create or retain 8,500 jobs over the next four years with new vehicles, engines and transmissions planned.