February 17, 1997 |
Contract talks resumed between Detroit-based American Axle & Manufacturing Inc. and the United Auto Workers union after bargainers took a rest break following about 36 hours of nonstop negotiations. The two sides are attempting to hammer out a new contract for 7,200 UAW members at five plants in Detroit, Three Rivers, Mich., and Buffalo, N.Y. A strike would force General Motors Corp.
March 22, 1996 |
* The strike: On March 4, 2,700 workers struck two factories in Dayton, Ohio, that make brake parts for 90% of the vehicles manufactured by General Motors Corp. in North America. Shortages of those parts ultimately closed 26 of GM's 28 operable assembly plants in North America and trimmed production at 90 parts plants, idling 177,375 GM employees and tens of thousands more at other companies.
January 26, 1996 |
GM, UAW Reach Tentative Pact, Avert Strike: The agreement was reached 45 minutes before a Thursday strike deadline set by the United Auto Workers union at the Delphi Interior & Lighting systems plant in Livonia, Mich. The plant makes interior door panels and vinyl tops for General Motors Corp. cars and trucks.
October 23, 1996 |
Bargainers reached a tentative agreement Tuesday ending the unexpectedly long strike against General Motors Corp. in Canada, clearing the way for what is expected to be a quick and peaceful resolution of labor talks in GM's far larger U.S. operations. The 20-day strike--the second major walkout for GM in North America this year--idled 46,000 auto workers from Oshawa, Ontario to Casa Grande, Mexico.
February 13, 1995 |
GM to Buy South Korean Steel: Seoul-based Pohang Iron & Steel Co. said it will sell steel sheets to General Motors Corp. to make car body panels on a trial basis. "GM and Posco are due to sign a long-term supply contract later this year if the test turns out to be satisfactory for GM," a Posco spokesman said. The company will ship cold-rolled, hot-rolled and galvanized steel sheets under the agreement.
March 6, 1995 |
UAW Ratifies Deere Pact: United Auto Workers union members overwhelmingly ratified a new Deere & Co contract that gives them three lump-sum pay increases and allows the company to bring in new hires at a lower rate than current employees, the union announced Sunday night. About 10,500 workers at Deere facilities in six states are covered by the new contract that expires Oct. 1, 1997.