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September 18, 1990 | DONALD WOUTAT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
General Motors will give workers a 3% raise, sweeten the pot for retirees and quit paying bonuses to employees just for showing up, according to industry officials familiar with a tentative agreement GM reached early Monday with the United Auto Workers. But details of the costliest and most important part of the accord, a program to protect jobs in the face of GM's need to slash its work force to better compete against foreign-owned auto firms, were sketchy.
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February 15, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
Turning more than 1,500 painters, inspectors, tradespeople and maintenance workers at a Tennessee auto plant into union members was supposed to be relatively easy for the United Auto Workers union, experts on organized labor said. The effort would have created the first union at a foreign-owned automaker in the historically anti-union South - and raised the morale of a union that has seen membership plummet from 1.5 million in 1979 to 380,000 last year. But 53% of workers at the 3-year-old Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga rejected a unionization bid, giving pro-union autoworkers from Michigan to Mississippi a reason to squirm and providing what experts said was the latest sign that conservative efforts and the threat of job losses were crippling U.S. labor unions.
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BUSINESS
June 16, 2006
More than 33,000 factory workers at General Motors Corp. and former subsidiary Delphi Corp. have accepted buyout offers, exceeding early expectations, the United Auto Workers union said.
BUSINESS
February 12, 2010 | By Marc Lifsher
National labor union officials, community leaders and politicians stepped up their efforts to pressure embattled Toyota Motor Corp. to reverse its decision to stop making cars in Northern California. Seeking to piggyback on bad publicity generated by Toyota's massive safety recalls, the United Auto Workers union held a rally Friday outside the quarter-century-old New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. factory in Fremont, 40 miles southeast of San Francisco. The rally protested the planned March 31 closure of the plant, which would put 4,700 union members out of work.
NEWS
December 16, 1987 | United Press International
Ray Majerus, the secretary-treasurer of the United Auto Workers union, died today after apparently suffering a heart attack. Majerus, 63, was the head of the union's American Motors Corp. department.
BUSINESS
December 19, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
General Motors Corp. is offering buyouts and retirement incentives to 5,200 hourly workers represented by the United Auto Workers union. Detroit-based GM declined to say how many workers it expected to leave under the program.
BUSINESS
October 7, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
GM, Strikers Come to Terms: Auto workers reached a tentative agreement with General Motors Corp. to settle a strike at two parts facilities that threatened production at GM assembly plants. Local 696 of the United Auto Workers Union had gone on strike Friday at two GM brake-making plants in Dayton, Ohio. The union represents 3,300 workers.
NEWS
July 14, 1985
The final hurdle in the path of a concession plan demanded by American Motors Corp. was cleared when a United Auto Workers union local in Kenosha, Wis., overwhelmingly approved a new three-year contract. The vote gives AMC a more competitive position in the North American auto market and places the burden of preserving jobs on the company, union leaders said.
BUSINESS
July 6, 2009 | Ken Bensinger
A federal bankruptcy judge has cleared the way for a sale of the bulk of General Motors Corp.'s assets to a new entity, opening the door for the troubled automaker to emerge from Chapter 11 early this week. The decision, handed down by Judge Robert E. Gerber in New York late Sunday night, came over the objections of some 850 parties. They argued in court last week that the sale would shortchange creditors, dealers, car owners and others.
BUSINESS
December 19, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
General Motors Corp. is offering buyouts and retirement incentives to 5,200 hourly workers represented by the United Auto Workers union. Detroit-based GM declined to say how many workers it expected to leave under the program.
BUSINESS
September 15, 2007 | From the Associated Press
The United Auto Workers union and General Motors Corp. remained locked in negotiations late Friday and agreed to keep talking past a midnight deadline to either clinch a deal or face a possible strike. Local UAW leaders were told to keep the 73,000 members who work at the largest U.S. automaker ready for a possible strike. GM and the UAW declined to comment on the progress of the talks. The UAW on Thursday switched its tactics, singling out GM as its strike target.
BUSINESS
June 16, 2006
More than 33,000 factory workers at General Motors Corp. and former subsidiary Delphi Corp. have accepted buyout offers, exceeding early expectations, the United Auto Workers union said.
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January 18, 2001 | TERRIL YUE JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Leonard Woodcock, the president of the United Auto Workers during much of the 1970s who pioneered important gains at the bargaining table and later was President Jimmy Carter's envoy to China, has died, the union announced. Woodcock died Tuesday night at his home in Ann Arbor from pulmonary complications. He was 89.
BUSINESS
November 21, 1999 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At the beginning of the 20th century, work for most Americans was difficult and uncertain and, for many, unsafe. There was no eight-hour day, no sick leave, no minimum wage and no Social Security. Women worked as well as men, toiling in clothing or textile factories or as servants. Labor unions were in their infancy and socialism was an untried idea that many workers believed would ease their lot. Here are some people whose ideas and inventions have shaped the way we work at century's close.
BUSINESS
August 31, 1998 | Bloomberg News
United Auto Workers union members ratified by a 233-38 margin a Lear Corp. contract that provides a 43% raise over three years. However, the workers, who assemble seats in jobs that were once handled by General Motors workers, will still end up earning significantly less than the approximately $21 an hour that workers earn in most GM plants. Seat assemblers at the Lordstown, Ohio, plant now make $10.50 an hour.
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