Government, Business

GM Alleges Fiat Chrysler Spent Millions to Bribe UAW Leaders

General Motors headquarters General Motors' headquarters in Detroit. (Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg News)

General Motors is asking a federal judge to reconsider his dismissal of a lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler based on new allegations that FCA bribed union and GM officials.

Tom Krisher and Ed White | Associated Press
August 3, 2020
Business, Safety, TCA

Some Fiat Chrysler Workers Walk Out Over COVID-19 Fears

Outside the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Detroit, in February 2019. Outside the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Detroit, in February 2019. (Anthony Lanzilote/Bloomberg News)

Seventeen Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV employees in the Warren Truck Assembly Plant’s paint shop stopped working over concerns about the novel coronavirus pandemic, though production continues, the automaker confirmed March 16.

Breana Noble | The Detroit News
March 16, 2020
Government, Business

Ex-UAW President Gary Jones Charged With Corruption

Former president of the UAW Gary Jones Former president of the UAW Gary Jones by Paul Sancya/Associated Press

DETROIT — Prosecutors on March 5 charged the former president of the United Auto Workers with corruption, alleging he conspired with others at the union to embezzle more than $1 million.

Ed White | Associated Press
March 5, 2020

Fiat Chrysler, UAW Reach Tentative Deal on Contract

Fiat logo on vehicle Antonio Calanni/Associated Press

DETROIT — The United Auto Workers and Fiat Chrysler reached a tentative agreement Nov. 30 on a new four-year contract, which includes $9 billion in investments but still needs final approval from workers.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
December 2, 2019

UAW President Gary Jones Steps Down as GM Sues Rival Alleging Union Bribery

Gary Jones Former United Auto Workers President Gary Jones by Carlos Osorio/Associated Press

DETROIT — United Auto Workers President Gary Jones abruptly resigned Nov. 20, capping a tumultuous day that saw union leaders move to oust him and General Motors accusing rival Fiat Chrysler in a lawsuit of bribing union officials to get more favorable contract terms from UAW.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
November 21, 2019

Strike Possible as UAW Opens Talks With Fiat Chrysler

UAW picket line A UAW picket line during the recent GM strike. (Anthony Lanzilote/Bloomberg News)

DETROIT — The United Auto Workers union has begun to focus bargaining on Fiat Chrysler, raising the possibility of another strike against a Detroit automaker.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
November 18, 2019

Ford to Close Michigan Engine Factory

Ford CEO Jim Hackett Ford CEO Jim Hackett by Seth Wenig/Associated Press

Ford Motor Co. is closing a Michigan engine factory as part of the tentative agreement it reached with the United Auto Workers Oct. 30, as the automaker begins to shift from traditional internal combustion engines to battery-powered vehicles.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
October 31, 2019
Business, Equipment

General Motors Workers Ratify Contract, 40-Day Strike to End

UAW member votes on GM contract General Motors workers enter and exit a polling station. A new contract was ratified, ending a strike that began Sept. 16. (Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via Associated Press

ROMULUS, Mich. — Striking General Motors factory workers will put down their picket signs after approving a new contract that will end a 40-day strike that paralyzed the company’s U.S. production.

October 25, 2019
Business, Logistics

GM Losing Patience With UAW Over Nearly Monthlong Strike

General Motors General Motors CEO Mary Barra (Bryan Mitchell/Bloomberg News)

General Motors Co.’s chief labor negotiator suggested the United Auto Workers is dragging its feet in responding to the automaker’s latest contract offer in a show of frustration with a strike that’s lumbering toward the one-month mark.

October 11, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

GM Factory Hands Making 40% Less Than Their Coworkers

General Motors Anthony Lanzilote/Bloomberg News

The future of temps has been among the major impasses contributing to the United Auto Workers union’s strike against GM, now in its 25th day.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
October 10, 2019