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UAW Local at Key GM Plant Ratifies Contract

October 3, 2007
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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GM, UAW Reach Tentative Settlement

September 26, 2007
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
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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UAW Wants New Job Commitments in Deal With GM

September 21, 2007
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
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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