DETROIT (AP) — A former vice president at the United Auto Workers was charged Monday in a scheme with Fiat Chrysler executives to buy meals, golf and other perks with the automaker's money — the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is escalating his pressure on General Motors, as he calls for the company to reopen an Ohio manufacturing plant.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's efforts to get General Motors to reopen its Lordstown, Ohio plant (all times local):
DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers president says he is "deeply saddened and irritated" by a corruption scandal in which union officials are accused of accepting bribes from Fiat Chrysler...
DETROIT (AP) — The president of the United Auto Workers union warned automakers that the union is prepared to strike if it doesn't get its way in upcoming contract talks.
LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The last compact car rolled off the line Wednesday at General Motors' massive assembly plant in Ohio as the automaker began moving toward its future while workers wondered...
UAW sues General Motors to stop plant closings in 3 states
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The United Auto Workers has sued General Motors from closing three plants in Ohio, Michigan and Maryland, claiming the union's current contract forbids the company from...
Union sues GM, says laid-off workers should replace temps
DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union is accusing General Motors of violating a national contract by using temporary workers instead of employing full-timers who were laid off from its factories.
The union filed a federal lawsuit in Cleveland alleging that GM has temporary workers at its pickup truck plant in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The lawsuit says GM has about 1,000 workers on layoff from several factories who should be working at the plant.
Member of Mishawaka council picked for state House seat
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A member of the Mishawaka Common Council has been selected to replace a South Bend lawmaker who resigned from the Indiana House to take a job with a labor union.
Ex-union official sentenced in federal corruption probe
DETROIT (AP) — A former United Auto Workers official convicted of accepting bribes from Fiat Chrysler executives has been sentenced to a year in prison.
The U.S. Attorney's office says a federal judge in Detroit also ordered Nancy Johnson on Tuesday to pay a $10,000 fine. Johnson pleaded guilty in July to violating the Labor Management Relations Act.
South Bend Democrat resigns from Legislature
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A South Bend lawmaker is resigning from the Indiana House to take a job with a labor union.
Democratic Rep. Joe Taylor said in a statement Monday that he is stepping down immediately to take a position with the United Auto Workers International Union. He was first elected in 2016.
Taylor said his new job will take his "full attention" and may require him to move out of the state.
Columbia recognizes graduate student union, ends long battle
NEW YORK (AP) — Columbia University on Monday agreed to begin contract negotiations with a union representing graduate student teaching and research assistants, ending a long battle in which the Ivy League school denied them the right to unionize.
Columbia now recognizes the union and says it's willing to bargain — under certain conditions.
Columbia President Lee Bollinger and Provost John Coatsworth said in a statement that talks with the students must begin no later than Feb. 25, 2019.
2 months in prison for ex-union official in corruption probe
DETROIT (AP) — A former union official has been sentenced to 60 days in prison for using money from the UAW-Chrysler National Training Center for shoes, jewelry and other personal benefits.
Virdell King was associate director of the United Auto Workers' Fiat Chrysler department and served on a national negotiating committee in 2011 and 2015.
3 get prison in Fiat Chrysler-UAW training center scandal
DETROIT (AP) — Two former Fiat Chrysler executives and a union official have been sentenced to prison in a corruption scandal at a labor training center.
Jerome Durden, who controlled the finances at the UAW-Chrysler National Training Center, was sentenced Wednesday to 15 months in prison. Michael Brown, who helped run the center, was sentenced to a year in prison. United Auto Workers official Keith Mickens got a similar sentence.
Columbia postdoctoral researchers vote to unionize
NEW YORK (AP) — Some 2,000 postdoctoral researchers and associate research scientists at Columbia University have voted for representation by the United Auto Workers.
The union announced the vote by the postdocs Thursday and urged the Ivy League University "to move swiftly toward bargaining."
The move comes months after the university said it would not bargain with the graduate students who voted for union representation in 2016.
Flint historic union hall transformed into nightclub
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The United Auto Workers Local 599 building has stood on East Leith Street on Flint's north end for more than 60 years.
Now, it's getting a new life as a nightclub and event center, the Flint Journal reported.
Once serving as the largest local union in the world, Local 599 served approximately 28,000 Buick workers at its peak in the 1960s.
Ex-Fiat Chrysler exec gets 5 ½ years in union bribery case
DETROIT (AP) — A former Fiat Chrysler executive was sentenced to 5 ½ years in federal prison Monday in a scheme to curry favor with union officials by showering them with cash and gifts.
Former head of labor relations Alphons Iacobelli admitted that he turned the budget of a company-sponsored training center into a slush fund. He's the highest-ranking company official sentenced thus far in a federal probe that includes training centers at General Motors and Ford.
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UAW-Ford cruise to kick off annual Woodward Dream Cruise
DETROIT (AP) — More than two dozen classic and custom Ford vehicles are expected to roll into downtown Detroit as a kickoff to the annual Woodward Dream Cruise.
The UAW-Ford says the inaugural Community Cruise will start at noon Friday at the UAW-Ford National Programs Center on Jefferson Avenue, east of downtown.
DETROIT (AP) — The wife of a late union official has been sentenced to 18 months in prison as part of a federal corruption investigation at a training center run by Fiat Chrysler and the United Auto Workers.
A federal judge on Friday also ordered 54-year-old Monica Morgan to serve a year of supervised release and pay a $25,000 fine.
LIMA, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio are investigating a shooting that killed a man and wounded five people following a Fourth of July party.
The Lima News reports Lima police say a handgun believed to have been used during the shooting early Thursday was found at the United Auto Workers hall being rented for a private party. No arrests have been made.
Auto workers union picks Gary Jones as new president
DETROIT (AP) — Members of the United Auto Workers union have elected regional director Gary Jones as the organization's new president.
Jones was picked in a roll-call vote Wednesday at the union's 2018 constitutional convention in Detroit.
Cincinnati-area Democratic Party has new leadership
EVENDALE, Ohio (AP) — A two-woman team will lead the Democratic Party in Hamilton County, replacing a chairman who served for 24 years.
WVXU radio reports that former state legislator Connie Pillich and Springfield Township trustee Gwen McFarlin are the first women to head the county party. Their team was the overwhelming choice of some 200 county party central committee members meeting Saturday at a United Auto Workers hall in the northern Cincinnati suburb of Evendale.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's interest in putting tariffs on auto imports (all times local):
United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams cautiously backed the U.S. decision to explore raising tariffs on imported vehicles.
He says Thursday that the nation should have looked at them long ago because it has become a dumping ground for foreign companies that sometimes are subsidized by governments.
DETROIT (AP) — Teams from Central Michigan University, the University of Michigan-Flint, and Morehouse and Spelman colleges will compete in a debate hosted by the UAW-Ford in Detroit.
The two-round "Debate in the D" is scheduled to start at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Detroit Preparatory High School at Northwestern.
The corporate campaign is a tried-and-true strategy in labor unions' organizing playbook. The theory is simple enough: Create a critical mass of bad press for a targeted company, and that company will accede to the union's demands to put a stop to the sordid stories.
A top United Auto Workers official is retiring and will not seek re-election in June.
NWARK, N.J. (AP) — The former president of United Auto Workers local in New Jersey has admitted embezzling funds from its employee benefit plan.
Federal prosecutors say 65-year-old Sergio Acosta pleaded guilty Friday to theft/embezzlement of funds. The former Passaic resident, who now lives in Utuado, Puerto Rico, faces up to five years in prison when he's sentenced Sept. 21.
Detroit — Federal prosecutors revealed Thursday that investigators raided the home of United Auto Workers Vice President Norwood Jewell while investigating a widespread conspiracy involving Fiat Chrysler and the union.
Detroit — A former United Auto Workers leader faces more than two years in federal prison after admitting Thursday he bought more than $7,000 worth of personal items with money that was supposed to help train blue-collar workers and used more money to help the late union Vice President General Holiefield buy a pool.
Detroit – A former Fiat Chrysler executive who helped oversee a worker training center was charged in federal court Wednesday and accused of covering up a conspiracy involving auto executives funneling illegal payments to union leaders.
Washington — The United Auto Workers added nearly 15,000 new members in 2017, according to documents filed Thursday with the U.S. Department of Labor.
Gretchen Whitmer isn't popular in Detroit. She is running with little name ID in a city that she expects to turn out in droves in November to elect her as the next Democratic governor.
Detroit – A high-ranking former United Auto Workers official spent thousands of dollars in worker training funds on $1,100 designer shoes, first-class flights to California, resorts and limousines, according to federal prosecutors.
The United Auto Workers' retiree health care trust unloaded 40 million of its shares in General Motors Co. worth $1.6 billion, a move that risks the trust's ability to replace retired UAW Vice President Joe Ashton on the automaker's board of directors.
UAW-Ford hosting resource fair for women in Detroit
DETROIT (AP) — UAW-Ford is hosting its second "Celebrating and Empowering Women's Expo" in Detroit.
The event is in recognition of Women's History Month and starts at 9 a.m. Saturday at UAW-Ford's National Programs Center.
The expo will feature free financial literacy seminars, self-defense training and wellness workshops.
The United Auto Workers' retiree health care trust intends to sell 40 million of its shares in General Motors Co., imperiling the trust's ability to replace retired UAW Vice President Joe Ashton on the automaker's board of directors.
Consumer spending will drive economic growth in the U.S. this year. And bonus checks from U.S. automakers will spur that part of that spending, according to a leading economist.
Wife of late UAW official pleads guilty in corruption probe
DETROIT (AP) — The wife of a late union official has pleaded guilty to a tax crime in a federal corruption investigation at a training center run by Fiat Chrysler and the United Auto Workers.
Monica Morgan pleaded guilty Tuesday and faces up to 27 months in prison. She owes $191,000 in restitution.
Detroit – The widow of former United Auto Workers Vice President General Holiefield faces more than two years in federal prison for a tax crime but blamed others for a $1.5 million corruption scandal that her lawyer said "cheated the hell out of auto workers."
General Motors Co. will pay about 50,000 United Auto Workers hourly employees profit-sharing checks of up to $11,750 this year, the company said Tuesday.
The Detroit automaker, which lost $3.9 billion last year, announced profit-sharing as part of its full 2017 earnings report.
Columbia won’t bargain with assistants despite union vote
NEW YORK (AP) — Columbia University said Tuesday it will not bargain with the graduate student teaching and research assistants who voted overwhelmingly over a year ago to unionize.
Columbia Provost John Coatsworth said the university will instead ask a federal appeals court to rule on whether student assistants are workers with the right to collective bargaining.
Proposed class-action suit filed against Fiat Chrysler, UAW
DETROIT (AP) — A proposed class-action lawsuit has been filed by three employees against Fiat Chrysler and United Auto Workers in connection with a federal corruption investigation.
The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press report Monday that the suit alleges union dues paid from 2009 to 2015 may have been spent on tainted or illegal bargaining.
Three Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV employees have filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against the company and the United Auto Workers amid federal accusations that FCA officials paid off UAW officers during union contract negotiations.
The Armageddon-like battle that leaders of the United Auto Workers waged in 2013 against Gov. Rick Snyder for making Michigan a right-to-work state — where union dues are no longer a condition for employment — centered on the premise that labor protects the interests of the men and women working in auto plants.
The president of the United Auto Workers is defending the sanctity of the union's bargaining process four days after former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV labor negotiator Alphons Iacobelli's plea agreement showed that officials paid more than $1.5 million to UAW officers and employees to sway contract negotiations.
Dearborn — Ford Motor Co. will give more than 54,000 United Auto Workers hourly employees profit-sharing checks of about $7,500 this year, the company said Wednesday.
The Blue Oval announced profit-sharing as part of its 2017 earnings. The company made $7.6 billion last year.
Ex-Fiat Chrysler exec pleads guilty in union payoff scheme
DETROIT (AP) — A former Fiat Chrysler executive pleaded guilty Monday to showering more than $1.5 million in cash and gifts on high-ranking members of the United Auto Workers, admitting he turned the budget of a company-sponsored training center into a slush fund to curry favor with union officials.
Detroit — Former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV labor negotiator Alphons Iacobelli pleaded guilty Monday to two charges related to a $4.5 million corruption scandal involving Detroit's No. 3 automaker and the United Auto Workers.
Plea deals set for ex-Fiat Chrysler exec, wife of labor VP
DETROIT (AP) — A former Fiat Chrysler executive charged with looting a training center for blue-collar workers apparently has struck a plea deal with prosecutors.
Records show a plea change hearing has been scheduled for Jan. 22 for Al Iacobelli (IKE-uh-belly). Monica Morgan, the widow of a late labor executive, is due in Detroit federal court two days later.
Iacobelli is accused of conspiring with officers and others at the United Auto Workers.