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UAW’s ranks lifted by 12,000 new members in 2014

UAW’s ranks lifted by 12,000 new members in 2014

The United Auto Workers union had a membership surge last year, with 12,000 new people being affiliated for a total membership of 403,466, the fifth year the ranks have gained new members, according to data from a yearly filling with the U.S. Department of Labor. The UAW membership thus rose […]

US: ex-UAW vice president Holiefield dead at 61

US: ex-UAW vice president Holiefield dead at 61

General Holiefield, the former United Auto Workers vice president responsible for the union’s Chrysler division as the US automaker underwent bankruptcy reorganization, was found dead in Detroit on Monday, aged 61. Holiefield had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2014 and his most notable achievements include becoming vice president of […]

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US: UAW president wants increased salaries nut plans to help auto companies remain competitive

US: UAW president wants increased salaries nut plans to help auto companies remain competitive

United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams believes that if automakers decided not to hike base wages of their plant workers they would commit an “injustice” – building pressure for the Detroit Three’s approaching renegotiation of contracts later on this year. He added that even as the union plans to call […]

US: Ford adds 1,550 jobs to lift F-150 output

US: Ford adds 1,550 jobs to lift F-150 output

Ford Motor, the second largest US automaker, announced it decided to hire 1,550 workers at four factories to increase production of the new generation aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup truck due to increased demand. Ford added that besides the new jobs, it was also or the first time promoting union-represented workers from […]