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Category Archive: UAW (page 2)

  • UAW’s Southern Strategy May Break the Law

    Posted on Oct 21, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    Since things started to go badly for Detroit’s Big Three automakers (in large part because of unsustainable union contract demands), the United Auto Workers (UAW) has sought to unionize foreign-based “transplant” auto plants. These plants are located in the generally pro-business, individualist, and right-to-work South, making unionizing them difficult. The UAW has tried repeatedly to […]

  • Michigan Employees Now Have Right to Work

    Posted on Mar 29, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    Yesterday, Michigan’s right-to-work law, which bans forced dues arrangements that lock non-members into funding a union they aren’t part of, took effect. New contracts will no longer require employees to pay a union they may never have had the chance to even vote on or be fired. As a Detroit News op-ed observed: Workers will […]

  • News Roundup: 2-15-13

    Posted on Feb 15, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Right-to-work building interest in Missouri Capitol Packed-house hearings suggest that there will be a long road ahead, but some proponents are feeling the momentum. New Hampshire Union Leader: Right-to-work legislation put down hard The right-to-work bill does not make it out of the House this year. In 2012, state senators refuse to hear the […]

  • Following Right-to-Work Approval, Michigan’s Forecast is Blustery with a Chance of Paranoia

    Posted on Dec 07, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    It may only be a number of days before Michigan—that’s right, Michigan, the home of the labor movement—becomes a right-to-work state As the Detroit News (dramatically) reports: The birthplace of the nation’s modern-day labor movement moved closer to becoming the nation’s 24th right-to-work state after bills Gov. Rick Snyder vowed to sign into law passed their first […]

  • United Auto Workers should stick to cars, not cards

    Posted on May 11, 2012 by Michael Moroney

    Just how pushy can unions get when trying to organize new members? For the United Auto Workers, the answer is as simple as it is audacious: they orchestrated a mock card check election, make employees believe unionization was inevitable, and did it all with the complicity of public officials. Luckily for employees, they were going […]

  • UAW Cuts Rival Union Out of Auto Recovery

    Posted on May 01, 2012 by Michael Moroney

    Though the size and influence of the United Auto Workers (UAW) has waned  over the past couple of decades, the union cashed a substantial amount of political capital to help secure the 2007 bailout of the auto industry. As The Wall Street Journal reports, the union has made sure to protect its members–even at the […]

  • Trivial Pursuit, Union Edition

    Posted on Feb 03, 2011 by Center for Union Facts

    Who said the following? There are strong forces in America that preach the vision of scarcity, the vision of division and the vision of fear. They try to convince us that we are not a country gifted with great abundance; they try to convince us that there is not enough abundance to go around, so […]

  • Get Ready for Another UAW Strike

    Posted on by Center for Union Facts

    The United Auto Workers have been busy bees lately. Their next target could be Caterpillar, the world’s largest manufacturer of construction equipment: The United Auto Workers on Sunday voted by an overwhelming margin to allow leadership to call a strike against Caterpillar Inc. if a new contract cannot be hammered out. UAW members at seven […]