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July 4, 2006 | From the Associated Press
DaimlerChrysler said Ron Gettelfinger, president of the United Auto Workers, would join its supervisory board this month. Gettelfinger, 61, who joined the union in 1964, was reelected last month to a second four-year term as its president.
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July 4, 2006 | From the Associated Press
DaimlerChrysler said Ron Gettelfinger, president of the United Auto Workers, would join its supervisory board this month. Gettelfinger, 61, who joined the union in 1964, was reelected last month to a second four-year term as its president.
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BUSINESS
June 15, 2006 | From the Associated Press
With four of the most challenging years in the United Auto Workers union's history in front of him, Ron Gettelfinger was elected to a second term as UAW president. Gettelfinger, 61, who joined the union as a chassis line repairman, will lead the union through what may be contentious 2007 contract talks with the Big Three domestic manufacturers. He also must deal with corporate downsizing plans and continued efforts to move labor to countries with lower wages.
BUSINESS
June 15, 2006 | From the Associated Press
With four of the most challenging years in the United Auto Workers union's history in front of him, Ron Gettelfinger was elected to a second term as UAW president. Gettelfinger, 61, who joined the union as a chassis line repairman, will lead the union through what may be contentious 2007 contract talks with the Big Three domestic manufacturers. He also must deal with corporate downsizing plans and continued efforts to move labor to countries with lower wages.
BUSINESS
March 31, 2007
"Collective bargaining is not collective begging. Where we have demonstrated cooperation, it would be a grave mistake to equate our action to capitulation." -- United Auto Workers President Ron Gettelfinger, addressing delegates Tuesday in Detroit, on the union's stance on wage and benefit givebacks
BUSINESS
December 15, 2005 | From Reuters
The United Auto Workers said its leadership has unanimously endorsed a deal with Ford Motor Co. that would cut the automaker's annual healthcare expense by $850 million. The Ford agreement was closely patterned after the October deal between the union and General Motors Corp., UAW President Ron Gettelfinger said. Voting on the pact, which is subject to ratification by the UAW rank and file, is expected to end next Thursday.
BUSINESS
September 9, 2006 | From Reuters
DaimlerChrysler said it was unable to reach an agreement with the United Auto Workers union on reducing the company's U.S. healthcare costs. UAW President Ron Gettelfinger said the union had ruled out granting Chrysler the rollback concessions won by General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co. DaimlerChrysler said it would spend $2.3 billion on healthcare this year, making that the company's largest single fixed cost.
BUSINESS
May 17, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The United Auto Workers union said it received a guarantee that the pension fund for Chrysler workers would get an additional $1.2 billion as a result of the pending sale of the struggling automaker. UAW President Ron Gettelfinger said both Chrysler's current parent, Germany's Daimler, and its next owner, Cerberus Capital Management, would contribute to the pension plan.
BUSINESS
February 26, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
United Auto Workers President Ron Gettelfinger urged union members to vote for contract concessions to Ford Motor Co., saying the automaker can't survive in the long term without major restructuring. Gettelfinger said in a letter to 42,000 hourly Ford workers that the company lost $14.6 billion last year and was burning through $1 billion a month to stay in business.
BUSINESS
April 19, 2007 | From Reuters
United Auto Workers President Ron Gettelfinger, who sits on DaimlerChrysler's board, said Wednesday that he would press the German carmaker to keep its U.S.-based Chrysler Group unit. Gettelfinger, speaking to reporters at Chrysler's headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich., said the union believed that it was still an option for Daimler to retain Chrysler despite a sale process that began in February and has been credited with pushing shares of DaimlerChrysler sharply higher since.
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November 8, 2006 | From Times Wire Service Reports
Nate Gooden, 68, a former vice president of the United Auto Workers who led the union's negotiations with DaimlerChrysler and organized workers at the company's Freightliner division, died Tuesday morning in Michigan, the union said in an announcement on its website. A native of Detroit, Gooden retired from the union in June after having been a member for more than 40 years. He joined the UAW in 1964 at Chrysler's truck assembly plant in Warren, Mich., the union said.
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July 21, 2007 | From the Associated Press
It was all handshakes and smiles Friday as the United Auto Workers formally opened contract talks with Chrysler Group, and while both sides were cordial, it didn't take long for their differences to surface. UAW President Ron Gettelfinger, while repeatedly refusing to answer specific questions about bargaining strategy, told reporters that the union already has done a lot to make the Detroit Three more competitive. He cited healthcare concessions for General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co.
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