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June 11, 1995 | DONALD W. NAUSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The gathering was meant to be a celebration, but Steve Yokich--lips pursed tightly and veins protruding in his muscular neck--was a study in anger. As the United Auto Workers' chief negotiator with General Motors Corp., he had come to a meeting in late 1993 to sign a new three-year contract--one billed as symbolizing a new era of labor cooperation between the union and GM. Yokich, however, was livid. GM, he said, was now balking on local contracts at some plants.
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August 17, 2002 | TERRIL YUE JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stephen P. Yokich, the firebrand former leader of the United Auto Workers who was a leading force in a crippling strike against General Motors Corp. four years ago but who significantly increased benefits for union members, died of a stroke Friday in Detroit. He was 66. Yokich had stepped down two months ago after leading the union for eight years during a time marked by vigorous growth in the country's auto market--though not in the union's membership.
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August 17, 2002 | TERRIL YUE JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stephen P. Yokich, the firebrand former leader of the United Auto Workers who was a leading force in a crippling strike against General Motors Corp. four years ago but who significantly increased benefits for union members, died of a stroke Friday in Detroit. He was 66. Yokich had stepped down two months ago after leading the union for eight years during a time marked by vigorous growth in the country's auto market--though not in the union's membership.
BUSINESS
June 11, 1995 | DONALD W. NAUSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The gathering was meant to be a celebration, but Steve Yokich--lips pursed tightly and veins protruding in his muscular neck--was a study in anger. As the United Auto Workers' chief negotiator with General Motors Corp., he had come to a meeting in late 1993 to sign a new three-year contract--one billed as symbolizing a new era of labor cooperation between the union and GM. Yokich, however, was livid. GM, he said, was now balking on local contracts at some plants.
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September 30, 1987 | Associated Press
United Auto Workers members ratified a job-protecting contract with Ford Motor Co. by a 72% margin, clearing the way for intensive negotiations with General Motors Corp., the union said today. Union Vice President Stephen Yokich said the agreement will be signed at 3 p.m. Monday at Ford headquarters in Dearborn. The 104,000 UAW members at Ford completed voting on the pact Wednesday morning.
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October 28, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
General Motors and the United Auto Workers continued negotiating past a union-imposed midnight deadline with no immediate word on whether a strike would be called. Negotiators were still meeting behind closed doors at GM's headquarters, said GM spokesman Ray Deibel. In the early evening, GM Chairman Jack Smith Jr. and UAW President Stephen Yokich joined the talks, a union spokesman confirmed.
BUSINESS
May 28, 1998
* United Auto Workers President Stephen Yokich gained new leverage over Chrysler Corp. and Daimler-Benz as Germany's IG Metall union signed an agreement giving him one of its seats on the merged company's supervisory board. Once the $38-billion merger is completed this fall, DaimlerChrysler will be a German corporation with a supervisory board of 20 members, including three union members and seven other employee representatives. * Boston Chicken Inc.
BUSINESS
June 5, 1995
UAW Changing of the Guard: The United Auto Workers, one of the nation's largest and most influential industrial unions, is holding its 31st constitutional convention in Anaheim beginning Sunday. Stephen Yokich, the combative vice president for the UAW's General Motors division, is expected to be elected the new president. He would succeed Owen Bieber, who is retiring at 65 after 12 years at the union's helm.
BUSINESS
January 11, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Saturn Labor Pact Could Stand in Way of Second Plant: Saturn Corp.'s quest for a second car assembly plant could run into serious problems unless the General Motors Corp. unit modifies its Japanese-style labor agreement, a top United Auto Workers official said. GM has said it expects to decide by February whether to add another assembly "module" to boost production of the popular small car.
BUSINESS
May 28, 1998 | Associated Press and Reuters
United Auto Workers President Stephen Yokich gained new leverage over Chrysler Corp. and Daimler-Benz as Germany's IG Metall union signed an agreement giving him one of its seats on the merged company's supervisory board. After the $38-billion merger is completed this fall, DaimlerChrysler will be a German corporation with a supervisory board of 20 members, including three union members and seven other employee representatives.
BUSINESS
February 3, 2000 | Reuters
Ford Motor Co. will announce plans today to put Hewlett-Packard personal computers in the homes of its worldwide work force, a trade publication said. Ford Chairman William Ford Jr., Chief Executive Jac Nasser and United Auto Workers President Stephen Yokich will make the announcement at a news conference in Detroit, Ward's Automotive Reports said in an online story.
BUSINESS
June 15, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Yokich Elected UAW President: As expected, the United Auto Workers chose Stephen P. Yokich to succeed the retiring Owen Bieber. Yokich, 59, a third-generation tool-and-die maker from St. Clair Shores, Mich., has said he intends to try to reverse the membership decline in the 800,000-person union by organizing auto parts suppliers and the American "transplants" of Japanese and German auto makers. Yokich is expected to be sworn in today at the UAW convention in Anaheim.
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