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Brendan Keany
October 25, 2019 - 5:13 pm
ROMULUS, Mich. (AP/WBEN) — Striking General Motors factory workers will put down their picket signs after approving a new contract that will end a 40-day strike that paralyzed the company's U.S. production. "I think the contract was fair; I think in all collective bargaining contracts, there's...
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Tom Puckett
October 25, 2019 - 4:00 am
Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) Unions around the country are voting on whether to ratify the deal between the UAW and GM. Lockport Union 686 was one of the locals that rejected the deal, not surprisingly to Art Wheaton of the Worker Institute at Cornell. "I think there was some concern from Lockport. Over...
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Lockport, NY (WBEN) - Union workers at General Motors' Lockport plant have strongly voted against the proposed contract between GM and the UAW that would end the nearly 40-day strike. The UAW Local 686 posted the results of this week's vote on their Facebook page. Production workers voted 81% 'No'...
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Tom Puckett
October 22, 2019 - 3:37 pm
Detroit, MI (WBEN) Jeffery Pietrzyk, a former high-level official in the UAW’s General Motors Department, pleaded guilty today to conspiring with other UAW officials to engage in honest services fraud by taking over $123,000 in bribes and kickbacks from UAW vendors and contractors and to conspiring...
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UAW Workers strike at the Tonawanda Engine Plant. September 16, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Brendan Keany
October 17, 2019 - 6:01 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - After meeting in Detroit on Thursday and holding a meeting that lasted more than six hours, UAW leaders have decided to send the GM contract to membership for a ratification vote. Workers will stay on the picket lines for at least another week until they vote on a tentative...
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UAW Workers strike at the Tonawanda Engine Plant. September 16, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
October 16, 2019 - 11:46 am
DETROIT (WBEN/AP) — Bargainers for General Motors and the United Auto Workers reached a tentative contract deal on Wednesday that could end a monthlong strike that brought the company's U.S. factories to a standstill. The deal, which the union says offers "major gains" for workers, was hammered out...
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UAW Workers strike at the Tonawanda Engine Plant. September 16, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
October 13, 2019 - 3:00 am
HAMBURG, N.Y. (WBEN) – A local barbershop is lending a helping hand for United Auto Workers who have fallen on tough times as a result of the ongoing dispute between General Motors and the UAW. Buffalo Barber Surgeons, a local shop with locations in Lackawanna and Hamburg, are planning to utilize...
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UAW Workers strike at the Tonawanda Engine Plant. September 16, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
October 08, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Contract talks aimed at ending a 22-day strike by the United Auto Workers against General Motors continued Monday after United Auto Workers union bargainers rejected a company offer on Sunday. In a letter to members, UAW Vice President Terry Dittes cast doubt on whether there...
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DETROIT (WBEN/AP) — Contract talks aimed at ending a 21-day strike by the United Auto Workers against General Motors have taken a turn for the worse, hitting a big snag over product commitments for U.S. factories, a union official wrote in an email to members. The letter from UAW Vice President...
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Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) - It's been over a week, yet there's no news on when the UAW-GM Strike may end. Workers left their jobs Monday after their four-year contract expired. They're seeking a bigger piece of GM's profits, a path to permanent jobs for temporary workers, and to stop the closure of some...
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