Tag: Contract

Huge Boost to Graduate Worker Movement as NLRB Certifies Columbia Union

For Immediate Release:  Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 Board rejects Columbia objections to December 2016 union vote and certifies GWC-UAW; workers call on administration to fulfill legal obligation to bargain with largest-ever graduate workers union at a private university WASHINGTON, DC—The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has upheld an overwhelming December 2016 vote in favor of unionization and certified Graduate Workers of Columbia-UAW (GWC-UAW) as the union for 3,000 research and teaching assistants who work at the Ivy League school.  GWC-UAW leaders immediately requested that the administration fulfil its legal obligation to start good-faith negotiations for a contract, which would cover ... Read more

UAW Members Ratify Caterpillar Central Agreement

UAW members at Caterpillar voted on Sunday, March 26th, to ratify their tentative Central Agreement. All local agreements have been ratified except UAW Local 974 Peoria. UAW Local 974 has rescheduled their supplemental local agreement vote for April 1, 2017. UAW members should check for the location and time with their local union. The six-year agreements cover over 5,000 members in Illinois and Pennsylvania.

Statement from UAW Local 291 regarding contract agreement and ratification with AxleTech International

The UAW and its Local 291 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, reached an agreement with AxleTech International. The parties failed to reach an agreement by the Jan. 29 contract expiration and UAW members have been on strike. Local 291 members ratified the contract by an 88 percent vote ending their weeklong strike. “We’d like to thank the many UAW members, members of the labor family, community friends and UAW retirees and family members for their support of AxleTech workers during the strike,” said Ron McInroy, director of UAW Region 4. “Support for UAW Local 291 members from the community helped achieve a ... Read more

UAW Local 163 members at Detroit Diesel overwhelmingly ratify 5-year contract

DETROIT — UAW Local 163 members at Detroit Diesel overwhelmingly ratified a five-year agreement that significantly raises compensation for all workers and commits the Daimler Trucks North America subsidiary to building two displacements of a medium-duty truck engine in the near future. The agreement, ratified Tuesday, includes a $5,000 signing bonus, a $1 wage increase for all classifications, including In-Progression employees. It also includes pension increases for pension-eligible employees, as well as an increased company matching contribution for non-pension eligible employees. The bargaining committee was also able to reduce the amount of time it takes for an In-Progression employee to ... Read more

Union OKs Kohler contract, ending strike

More than 2,000 Kohler Co. union employees are heading back to work after voting Wednesday night to accept a new four-year labor contract, bringing an end to a 4 ½-week-old strike at Sheboygan County’s largest employer. The labor deal includes compromises by both sides on health care costs and a two-tier wage system that the union had hoped to eliminate. Read more on sheboyganpress.com >>>

UAW-FORD MEMBERS RATIFY NEW CONTRACT

Detroit, Mich. — The members have voted to ratify a new four-year collective bargaining agreement with Ford by a 51.4% majority. The results of the voting are as follows: *Production Workers: 51.3% in favor *Skilled Trades: 52.4% in favor UAW President Dennis Williams stated: “Our UAW members have ratified the national agreement after a long process and much debate. The voice of the majority has secured a strong future that will provide job security and economic stability for themselves and their families.” “There is no higher authority than the membership. Through a fair and democratic process UAW-Ford members have delivered ... Read more

UAW-GM National Agreement Ratification

Detroit, Mich. — Today the UAW-GM Council and the International Union, UAW’s International Executive Board (IEB) met to discuss the ratification results for the tentative National Agreement recently negotiated with General Motors LLC.  As previously noted, while the majority of the entire UAW-GM membership voted in favor of the tentative agreement – 55.4 percent in favor versus 44.6 percent against – the skilled trades membership voted against ratification.  Following receipt of these ratification results, meetings were held with the UAW skilled trades membership at each GM worksite in order to determine the issues for their rejection of the tentative agreement. ... Read more

UAW-Ford full contractual language and highlights of proposed tentative agreement

See highlights of the proposed tentative agreement See full contractual language of proposed tentative agreement

$9 Billion in New U.S. Investments to Create or Secure 8,500 Jobs for UAW Members Under Tentative Agreement with Ford

Clear Path to Traditional Wages for Current Members; $8,500 Ratification Bonus — Tentative Agreement Approved Overwhelmingly by UAW National Ford Council, Now Heads to Vote by UAW Ford Membership DETROIT- New U.S. investments worth $9 Billion are expected to create or secure 8,500 jobs for UAW members under a new Tentative Agreement with Ford that was overwhelmingly approved by the local union leaders on the UAW National Ford Council Monday. The Tentative Agreement ensures that current UAW members will have a clear path to traditional wages and health care benefits remain unchanged. The Tentative Agreement will now go before the ... Read more

UAW, Ford Open 2015 Contract Talks

DETROIT — UAW President Dennis Williams, surrounded by UAW negotiating committee members, officially began 2015 contract negotiations with Ford Motor Co. today with a handshake with Ford’s negotiating team at the Cass Technical High School in Detroit. The current four-year labor agreement expires on Sept. 14 at midnight. UAW President Dennis Williams said the UAW is focusing on entry level jobs and legacy employees to a shared prosperity with Ford. “From the battle of the overpass to the new era of partnership, from the early days of the post-war auto boom to the phenomenal growth of Ford after the Great ... Read more