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UAW Local at Key GM Plant Ratifies Contract

October 3, 2007
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UAW workers have ratified the newly negotiated contract with General Motors at the first big assembly plant to hold a vote. Lansing, Michigan, is first major factory to complete voting on the contract.
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UAW to Begin Contract Ratification Process; GM Production Back to Normal

September 28, 2007
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The UAW leadership has called local presidents and shop chairs to Detroit on Friday, September 28, to share details of the union’s tentative contract agreement with General Motors.
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New Car Deal UAW Provides Details of Pact With GM

September 28, 2007
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Automaker agrees to new-vehicle programs at 16 U.S. plants and would initially fund the UAW’s health care trust fund with $29.9 billion, with an additional $5.4 billion in future years.
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UAW Expects Pattern Contract With Ford, Chrysler

September 27, 2007
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Labor negotiators at both automakers said they are waiting to hear which company will be the next to work out a new contract with the labor union.
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GM, UAW Reach Tentative Settlement

September 26, 2007
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The four-year deal includes a comprehensive health care trust fund for UAW retirees and broad job guarantees for UAW workers in the U.S. The deal could mean the end of defined health care benefits for the automaker's retirees.
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UAW Strikes GM Plants

September 24, 2007
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This is the first unionwide strike against General Motors since 1970 and the first work stoppage by the union since a 54-day walkout in 1998 at a parts-making facility in Flint, Michigan, that cost GM $3 billion.
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AFL-CIO Pushes Universal Health Care as Top Priority in '08 Election

September 24, 2007
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The AFL-CIO used the release of federal data showing a drop in the number of Americans who get employer-sponsored health care to launch a nationwide campaign to make universal health insurance the centerpiece of the 2008 presidential election.
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UAW Wants New Job Commitments in Deal With GM

September 21, 2007
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Employees at GM assembly plants in Ohio, Tennessee and Kansas are relying on United Auto Workers president Ron Gettelfinger to secure new vehicles to replace vehicles they are losing or have lost.
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When Pigs Fly New Symbol of Union Protest

September 11, 2007
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During the past several months, labor organizers in New York City have been introducing the ‘greedy pig’ balloon to employers at their work sites. Union officials were concerned that the days of the inflatable rat—long used to protest at nonunion locations—might be numbered, as lawsuits by employers fighting the use of the rodent at their job sites began to pile up in recent years.
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