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Labor / Employment Policy

Volkswagen Chattanooga Workers Will Vote on UAW Representation April 17-19

March 25, 2024
The UAW says it already has a supermajority of cards signed.
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Labor / Employment Policy

UAW Files for Union Election at VW’s Chattanooga, Tennessee, Plant

March 18, 2024
A previous election to unionize the plant failed in 2019 by a slim margin.
Labor / Employment Policy

Michigan Repeals Right-to-Work Law After 2023 Vote

Feb. 20, 2024
Governor says repeal will increase the middle class; opponents say it will discourage global investment.
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Labor / Employment Policy

Updated: UAW Supplier Organization Drive Generates Wins

Feb. 2, 2024
Suppliers may be a bigger target in the future than automakers such as Volkswagen, Nissan, Toyota and Honda as decades of attempts at organizing those plants have failed.
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Recruiting / Retention

Labor Report: Manufacturing Records More Job Openings, but Fewer Separations

Jan. 30, 2024
The latest figures on job openings and labor turnover from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show a mixed bag for manufacturers.



July 4th Manufacturing Quiz

June 21, 2024
Picnics, sketchy backyard fireworks shows and five manufacturing trivia questions adjacent to the holiday. What a way to celebrate our Independence!
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Strategic Planning & Execution

Expect More UAW Strikes, and Be Prepared

Nov. 17, 2023
Any North American auto manufacturer or supplier – whether unionized or not – faces a substantial risk of a business disruption in the months ahead.
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Labor / Employment Policy

What’s Next for the UAW? 5 Takeaways from Labor Experts

Nov. 8, 2023
With big wins from Ford, Stellantis and General Motors in its new tentative contracts, the United Auto Workers sets its sights on Toyota and Tesla.
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Labor / Employment Policy

So That Happened: Building Manufacturing Careers and UAW-Driven Pay Raises at Toyota

Nov. 1, 2023
IndustryWeek editors cover those stories and look at regulators prosecuting executives for cybersecurity failures, sugar prices and the future of energy.
Labor / Employment Policy

UAW 'Squeezes Every Last Dime' Out of GM in Strike Talks

Oct. 30, 2023
Record pay raises, equal pay across GM and its subsidiaries, even retiree payments are part of tentative agreement.