United Auto Workers

UAW chief raises strike pay, issues warning to automakers

DETROIT (AP) — The president of the United Auto Workers union warned automakers that the union is prepared to strike if it doesn’t get its way in upcoming contract talks. Gary Jones told delegates at the union’s bargaining convention in Detroit that it would raise weekly strike pay from $200 to $250 per week this … Continue reading UAW chief raises strike pay, issues warning to automakers

DETROIT | Union sues GM, says laid-off workers should replace temps

DETROIT—Jan 03, 2019  — The United Auto Workers union is accusing General Motors of violating a national contract by using temporary workers instead of employing full-timers who were laid off from its factories. The union filed a federal lawsuit in Cleveland alleging that GM has temporary workers at its pickup truck plant in Fort Wayne, … Continue reading DETROIT | Union sues GM, says laid-off workers should replace temps

New Toyota-Mazda plant will bring 4,000 jobs to Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala./January 10, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Japanese automakers Toyota and Mazda on Wednesday announced plans to build a mammoth $1.6 billion joint-venture plant in Alabama that will eventually employ about 4,000 people. Several states had competed for the coveted project, which will be able to turn out 300,000 vehicles per year and produce the Toyota Corolla … Continue reading New Toyota-Mazda plant will bring 4,000 jobs to Alabama