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UAW win highlights concerns over risks for workers in clean energy transition  

Nov 13, 2023
The UAW fought for protection if factories shut down. But workers in other carbon-intensive industries could find themselves displaced.
With an eye toward the eventual electrification of vehicle production, the United Auto Workers worked with GM to bring battery manufacturing under its contract. 
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General Motors and UAW reach tentative contract agreement, potentially ending 6-week strike

Oct 30, 2023
The deal follows the pattern set with Ford last week and Jeep maker Stellantis over the weekend.
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Automakers rely on temp and "tiered" workers. The UAW wants them to stop.

Sep 18, 2023
The practice dates back to the federal bailout in the 2000s.
Up to 40% of autoworkers in some plants are tiered, according to Syracuse University professor Tod Rutherford.
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United Auto Workers strike would hit the Upper Midwest hard

Sep 11, 2023
Contracts with Ford, GM and Stellantis all end at the end of Thursday, and the president of the United Auto Workers union has made clear that members are prepared to strike.
Some United Auto Workers members in Detroit gathered after the city's Labor Day parade in early September.
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What's behind the UAW's demand for a 40% worker raise?

Aug 7, 2023
The union is making its case for the increase citing the higher cost of living and strong auto industry profits.
United Auto Workers rally at a Ford plant in July. The UAW is pushing for a 40% pay increase in its next contract with GM, Ford and Stellantis.
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Auto industry needs healthy workers, supply chains to keep up improved production

Jul 16, 2020
Auto production made the biggest manufacturing gains in June, but an increase in COVID-19 cases now threatens that progress.
Outbreaks of COVID-19 cases around the country could threaten the health of workers, demand and supply chains.
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How do striking autoworkers feel about the tentative GM agreement?

Oct 17, 2019
There are some concessions the union had been pushing for, but the closure of the Lordstown, Ohio, plant remains a sticking point.
A United Auto Workers member carries a copy of the contract settlement agreement outside of a UAW GM Council meeting in Detroit on Thursday.
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High stakes in automaker labor negotiations

Jul 15, 2019
The Big Three have a profitable decade behind them. But from changing consumer tastes to the advent of the autonomous car, threats loom on the horizon.
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UAW increases strike pay at annual convention

Mar 12, 2019
The United Automobile Workers told its members it would increase strike pay from $200 a week to $275 by January.
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Ford is increasing its investment in Michigan

Mar 28, 2017
VP Joe Hinrichs says the 'major investments have been in the works for quite some time.'
"We have to make decisions for decades," says Joe Hinrichs, Ford's executive vice president of the Americas. "So we don't get the luxury of making decisions that are four years in nature."
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