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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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Union Urges Auditors to Dig Deeper for Exec Options Excesses

August 28, 2007
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Old filings could reveal illegal backdating and should include records from 34 days before and 48 hours after the Sarbanes-Oxley Act was enacted in 2002.
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Survey Health Premiums for Union Members Costlier

August 24, 2007
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Only half of union-represented employees pay a portion of the premium for single coverage, while 81 percent of nonunion employees do so.
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Ford CEO Describes a New Deal for Automakers

August 8, 2007
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Alan Mulally tells a conference that Detroit is increasingly looking to executive outsiders to get the car business back onto a profitable footing while it cuts thousands of jobs and plans on tough contract talks with the UAW next month.
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