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Workers Confront Lear Corp. CEO at Shareholder Meeting to Demand Good Jobs

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The following article was originally published here. Southfield, Mich. – Workers from Lear plants across the country entered the company’s annual shareholder meeting Thursday morning and spoke directly to Lear Corp. CEO Matthew J. Simoncini and the company’s Board of Directors to demand good jobs and safe workplaces at its plants nationwide. Lear workers entered the shareholder meeting following a major …

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Statement by UAW-Chrysler Vice President Norwood Jewell on the tragedy at Fiat-Chrysler’s Jefferson North Assembly Plant

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]The following article was originally published here. “Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to the family, friends and all of those who worked with UAW member Donald Megge, 53, of Sterling Heights, who died this morning in a tragic accident shortly after starting his shift at Fiat Chrysler’s Jefferson Avenue North Assembly Plant today. Megge, a millwright and wastewater operator, died while …

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Flamingo/Margaritaville dealers overwhelmingly ratify groundbreaking first contract

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The following article was originally published here.   LAS VEGAS  ̶  UAW-represented table games dealers at The Flamingo/Margaritaville Casino on Friday overwhelmingly ratified their first-ever contract, a groundbreaking agreement that raises the bar for all gaming workers in Las Vegas.  More than 400 dealers, members of UAW Local 3555, ratified the agreement by 91 percent. Through the collective bargaining process, they …

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Statement from UAW President Dennis Williams on Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Visit and Trade

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The following article was originally published here. Looming in the background of Prime Minister Abe’s state visit to our nation’s capital today is a trade deficit that already threatens America’s middle class economy as storm clouds gather and current discussions could accelerate, not end, America’s trade imbalance with Japan. This is a crucial time for middle class American manufacturing workers. Japan …

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UAW Statements on Ford Investment in Mexico

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The following article was originally published here. “The announcement by Ford to invest 2.5 billion in Mexico is disappointing but not any more disappointing than GM’s decision to invest $5 billion in Mexico or similar investments like FCA Chrysler, Nissan, Mazda, Honda, and now both Toyota and Kia which have announced investments in Mexico. The fact is that these companies are …

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UAW Membership Continues to Climb

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The following article was originally published here. DETROIT — UAW membership in 2014 grew by more than 12,000 members, the union is reporting in its Labor Organization Annual Report, Form LM-2, which was filed today with the U.S. Department of Labor. The report shows UAW membership at 403,466 in 2014, compared to 391,415 in 2013. It is the fifth straight year …

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UAW Members and Navistar approve new labor agreement

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The following article was originally published here. UAW members and Navistar release joint statement LISLE, Ill. – February 9, 2015 – The UAW and Navistar International Corporation announced today that UAW-represented employees have ratified a new four-year labor agreement. The contract was approved by a majority of voting UAW members and replaces the prior contract that expired October 1, 2014. “UAW …