They worry that the 382,000-member UAW could be absorbed by a more hostile union. Such a merger could disrupt a decade of labor-management peace that has helped America's auto industry survive the financial crisis and emerge much stronger, according to a person with knowledge of executive discussions.
The plants were expected to supply 550 megawatts of renewable energy, enough to power about 170,000 homes, Secretary of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said in a release Wednesday. More than 700 jobs will be created through construction and operations, she said.
Tennessee officials promoting a 6-square-mile "mega site" outside Memphis say it would be ideally suited for a new auto assembly plant — even if its workers are represented by the United Auto Workers union.
Visit Jaguar Land Rover's new manufacturing facility in the United Kingdom. This engine plant will employ 1,500 people, adding 3,500 jobs to the supply chain. They will be producing an engine every 36 seconds in their state-of-the-art facilities.
Bernd Osterloh, who is also a member of VW's supervisory board, told the German daily Suddeutsche Zeitung in an interview published Wednesday that U.S. labor law experts will check whether undue pressure was put on employees to reject the UAW.
Caterpillar Inc.’s Corinth, Miss., plant is expanding to produce C175 remanufactured engines. The project represents a corporate investment of $14.8 million and will create 30 jobs. The Corinth facility is Caterpillar’s lead facility for large engine remanufacturing worldwide.
Boosting the federal minimum wage as President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats are proposing would increase earnings for more than 16.5 million people by 2016 but also cut employment by roughly 500,000 jobs, Congress' nonpartisan budget analyst said Tuesday.
Faced with stubbornly low prices for aluminum due to global overcapacity, Alcoa has been idling and closing smelters to reduce capacity. When the last moves are completed, Alcoa will have cut its smelting capacity by 17 percent.
The company said Tuesday that the wing center will be located north of its Everett factory and sustain thousands of area jobs in the years to come. Construction on the new facility is scheduled to begin later this year.
Republicans fighting a unionization effort at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee painted a grim picture before last week's vote. They said if Chattanooga employees joined the United Auto Workers, jobs would go elsewhere and incentives for the company would disappear.
Workers at a Volkswagen factory in Tennessee have voted against union representation, a devastating loss that derails the United Auto Workers union's effort to organize Southern factories.
A divided Kentucky Court of Appeals has turned away a woman's bid for a new trial contending her husband died of exposure to asbestos while working and smoking at a factory that made cigarettes.
President Barack Obama said Friday that top priorities for Congress should be increasing the minimum wage and overhauling the immigration system, while acknowledging that election year politics could complicate the effort.
Volkswagen's Chattanooga, Tennessee plant has been getting a lot of attention the past couple of weeks, as workers and VW team up on a vote to unionize the facility. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the plant that's the talk of the nation.
A federal appeals court has cleared the way for thousands of workers to be compensated for medical treatment for exposure to crude oil or chemical dispersants during the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Employees at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., are voting on whether they want to be represented by the United Auto Workers union. With a three-day election wrapping up Friday, here's a look at what's at stake.
IBM Corp. failed to deliver its part of a deal to privatize Indiana's welfare system, but the company is still entitled to nearly $50 million in fees that the state agreed to pay, the Indiana Court of Appeals found Thursday.
The manufacturing environment is in a constant state of change. The failure to recognize the static nature of the business coupled with the failure of manufacturers to comply with disciplined global production systems has caused participants to revisit the value of outsourcing and the opportunities associated with reshoring.
Eagle wanted the pilots to make labor-cost concessions in exchange for getting new, larger planes. Leaders of the local Air Line Pilots Association chapter rejected the offer Wednesday without sending it to members for a vote.
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits rose 8,000 last week to 339,000, evidence that layoffs ticked up. Still, the increase wasn't enough to suggest the job market is worsening.
President Obama signs into law a minimum wage increase for a small group of federal workers and Amazon says it will hire 2,500 in its factories. These two moves do little to address the need of the millions more good paying jobs lost in the recession.
Indiana's solar power industry added nearly 1,000 jobs last year, an employment surge that boosted the industry's Hoosier job force by 178 percent, according to a report released Tuesday by a solar advocacy group.
About 1,500 Volkswagen workers are eligible to cast ballots in a three-day election beginning Wednesday. They'll decide whether the plant becomes the South's first foreign automaker to unionize. But it wouldn't be the UAW's first foray into the state.
I want to invite you to go take a walk out onto your shop floor. Notice anything about your workforce? Some of them may be graying and soon preparing to retire. The age of your workforce represents a good opportunity for qualified younger employees to step in and launch their career. The problem you face is finding that young person.