UAW-American Axle Contract Talks Stall...Like An American Axle PCM?

Let's be clear — that headline's for comedic effect only. Just because we once had trouble with a 2005 Dodge Ram intermittently stalling doesn't mean American Axle PCM's are faulty. But what we're sure is faulty are contract negotiations between the General's big league supplier and the UAW. The strike has shut down… » 5/14/08 9:40am 5/14/08 9:40am

Chrysler UAW Agreement "Highlights" Book Leaks Out

While when we think of a book that's named "Highlights" we still think of the magazine one of our parents got for us when we were kids. Be that as it may, this "Highlights Book" is a run-down on the Chrysler UAW "White Book" — the agreement inked between the UAW and Chrysler which we've just been told has been agreed… » 10/15/07 2:45pm 10/15/07 2:45pm

Sleep Or Drinking Game?

If anyone's interested and happens to either still be awake at this ongodly hour (or just waking up) — I'll be on CNBC's "Squawk Box" this morning talking about the "Lamest. Strike. Ever." at 7:00 AM. Just want you always wanted with your corn flakes — Chrysler, the UAW and me. » 10/11/07 5:24am 10/11/07 5:24am

Chrysler Reports Strike Officially Over

Glad Chrysler decided to jump into the "is it / isn't it" over fray. They're claiming it's official — the lamest strike ever is now officially over. Go back to the lines, boys — there's all sorts of platform-prostituted Jeep Patriot Jeep Compass Dodge Calibers for y'all to build. Full release from "The New Chrysler"… » 10/10/07 6:00pm 10/10/07 6:00pm

UAW Ratifies GM Contract, Chrysler Strike Over...Probably

According to the General, the UAW's just ratified the contract penned with GM just a couple of weeks back. That's good news for GM. So, what else? Well, you remember that Chrysler strike? Well, yeah, it looks like Reuters and Dow Jones are now in agreement with Forbes — the strike's over. So basically it looks like… » 10/10/07 5:44pm 10/10/07 5:44pm

Forbes: UAW Strike Over At Chrysler?!

News Flash: » 10/10/07 4:03pm 10/10/07 4:03pm

Dunno if it's true or not — is the second pro forma strike over? Who knows. But if it is, I'm totally bummed — I was really looking forward to going on CNBC's tomorrow morning. Doesn't the UAW realize it's all about me? Jerks. We're totally in a fight now. ()

Too Early To Drink: Jawing On The UAW Strike Of Chrysler


In case anyone happened to be watching CNBC's new show, "The Call" this morning at the ungodly hour of 11:00 AM, they may have noticed a familiar face getting his strike swerve on with Melissa Francis, Phil LeBeau & Co. Watch it, if only for the comic delight of watching me attempt to sound interested in what I'm… » 10/10/07 2:15pm 10/10/07 2:15pm

UAW Strikes Chrysler!

UAW workers just walked out of Chrysler assembly plants. Unfortunately, unlike the last walkout against GM earlier this strike season, this time we were too busy punditing to be on scene. We'll have more coverage up on it in a moment. For now, read the Freep story. We'll try to see if we can find anything interesting… » 10/10/07 11:39am 10/10/07 11:39am

How Will Chrysler Manage In A Short Strike?

Based upon this "postcard" we just received from a top tipster of a Sterling Heights parking lot that appears to be filled with Chrysler 300's, Sebrings and Avengers — we're guessing it probably won't hurt them too badly. In fact it seems it may help. Can we say "product draw-down?" The New York Times appears to… » 10/10/07 5:30am 10/10/07 5:30am

Once Again, With Feeling: UAW Sets Wednesday Strike Deadline For…

Just two weeks after the UAW organized a national strike on GM, the union has turned its collective-bargaining nuke on Chrysler's manufacturing operations. The UAW's set a deadline, giving Chrysler until 11 am Wednesday to finalize contract negotiations. But the deadline doesn't really mean a strike is inevitable.… » 10/09/07 9:30am 10/09/07 9:30am

Job Security Not So Secure For Some GM Plants

As far as we were aware, the UAW's national strike against GM stemmed from an effort to secure future work for its American plants, rather than have new products assembled in Mexico or China. But when the strike ended two days later, the UAW claimed victory with a landmark health care agreement. Talk of job security… » 10/04/07 9:30am 10/04/07 9:30am

UAW Reportedly Facing Resistance To Deals At Ford, Chrysler

According to the Wall Street Journal, UAW President Ron Gettelfinger's hopes for efficiently achieving new national contracts at Ford and "The New Chrysler" could hit trouble. Union negotiators representing workers at Chrysler have signaled reluctance to tacitly approve an agreement that mirrors the tentative deal… » 10/02/07 9:15am 10/02/07 9:15am

Full Copy Of The GM-UAW "White Book" Out On Internet

Yeah, we know we showed you those UAW contract "highlights book" pages on Friday — but it was only because it was the best we had. Until now. It's the "white book" — or at least that's what the labor negotiations folks call the full contract between the UAW and GM. Here's the pertinent product pages from said "white… » 10/01/07 9:15am 10/01/07 9:15am

GM, UAW Agreement Details Out In Open: C3XX Is The New GMT-900 In 2012

In addition to the news on the discontinuation of discounted AOL service and a small rear-wheel-drive platform named Alpha, there's also news from GM's wide world of pickup trucks. Those pretty brand-spankin' new GMT-900 pickup trucks and SUV's from Chevy and GMC? They've already got a replacement platform, and the… » 9/29/07 11:30am 9/29/07 11:30am

GM, UAW Agreement Details Out In Open: Discounted AOL Service…

While thumbing through the Freep's copy of the GM-UAW Agreement, we found a concession we're sure will be quite difficult for the working man to bear. Apparently, despite Ron Gettelfinger's tireless work at the negotiating table, UAW GM active and retired workers will have the program providing AOL internet service at… » 9/28/07 6:15pm 9/28/07 6:15pm

UAW local leaders are already in their morning meeting to get their first official look at the deal penned by their leadership and GM. Those meetings are expected to be over around noon. Want to bet we'll see a copy of the deal by about 12:03 PM? [Detroit News] » 9/28/07 10:00am 9/28/07 10:00am

Full Details On The UAW GM Agreement

Well, we know the UAW strike's over at the moment and a labor agreement's been reached between the UAW and General Motors pending ratification by UAW membership. Although no official details have been released, we've got some rumors key points from a variety of different sources and our handicapping of who won what,… » 9/26/07 9:45am 9/26/07 9:45am

UAW, GM Settle Strike With Landmark Health Care Deal

The UAW and GM have agreed to a new national labor agreement, the centerpiece of which is a landmark agreement on creation of an independent retiree health care trust run by the UAW. And not to say we told you so — but we've pretty much been correct every step of this way — first in calling there'd be a strike and now… » 9/26/07 7:50am 9/26/07 7:50am

GM SPO Has An Emergency Order Process In Place, Not Telling What It Is

You should know that the General's Service & Parts Operations (SPO) team has a way to handle emergency orders and although it's not in their nature to be mysterious, GM can't tell you how and they can't tell you why. Full release after the jump. » 9/25/07 5:45pm 9/25/07 5:45pm