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2010-09-01 09:22:00

DETROIT, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Old Newsboys' Goodfellow Fund of Detroit will honor President and Chief Executive Officer of Ford Motor Company Alan Mulally at the charity's 21st annual Tribute Breakfast, October 8 at Cobo Center. Mulally will receive the Edward H. McNamara Goodfellow of the Year Award at the 8 AM event. As the "voice" and a major sponsor of the event, WJR will broadcast portions of the breakfast, which will be emceed by WJR'S Paul W. Smith, live. Previous...

2009-10-09 03:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The leaders of Ford Motor Company and the United Auto Workers are not only joining forces to help revitalize America's auto industry - they're also coming together to support the March of Dimes and raise $100 million to give babies a healthy start in life. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091009/AQ90045) Tonight at the Library of Congress, the March of Dimes honored special volunteers and announced the first-ever March for Babies...

2009-05-26 15:52:59

United Auto Workers leaders in Detroit said they tentatively approved a concessions agreement with General Motors Corp. that now goes to a ratification vote. Plant-level leaders who unanimously supported the deal said the union trust fund would take over GM's retirement healthcare responsibilities in exchange for 17.5 percent of the restructured company and representation on the company's board of directors, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. On top of the stock valued at $6.5 billion,...

2009-04-10 08:10:00

WASHINGTON, April 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The president of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) is calling for Florida Republican Rep. Connie Mack to be recalled by voters following his suggestion that President Obama should "fire" United Auto Workers (UAW) President Ron Gettelfinger for refusing to agree to draconian cuts in pay and benefits for UAW members. "Mack's outrageous suggestion that a democratically elected labor leader should be 'fired' by...

2009-04-01 07:24:20

The United Auto Workers union said membership fell 7 percent in 2008, as job losses in the automotive industry cut into its ranks. In an annual financial report, the UAW said its membership fell to 431,037 last year, the Detroit Free Press reported Wednesday. In the year, 33,873 members left the union, which peaked in membership at 1.5 million in the early 1970s. UAW President Ron Gettelfinger has said the numbers are deceiving, claiming there are 513,000 active members and more than 575,000...

2009-03-19 14:49:43

United Auto Workers leader Ron Gettelfinger said Thursday the June 2010 UAW convention would mark his last day as the powerful U.S. union's president. There is absolutely no basis or merit to any of the reports, that claim he will seek a third term as union president, Gettelfinger said on the Paul W. Smith radio show, the Detroit Free Press reported. Gettelfinger is technically barred from seeking a third term four-year term, as he turns 65 in August, the age limit dictated by union rules....

2009-02-23 16:51:20

Ford Motor Co. and the United Automobile Workers union said they agreed the company could pay half its contribution to a healthcare trust in company stock. The company agreement that involves a health trust for retired workers could become a template for agreements with General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC, The New York Times reported Monday. As such, news of the agreement boosted Ford and GM stock Monday. In a statement, union President Ron Gettelfinger said the change will protect jobs for...

2009-02-18 17:00:17

A phone survey found that a majority of likely voters indicated they would oppose additional government loans to U.S automakers. In the Rasmussen Reports survey of 1,000 likely voters, 64 percent indicated they opposed giving Chrysler LLC and General Motors Corp. additional funds to stave off bankruptcy, the Detroit Free Press reported Wednesday. In handing in financial viability plans Tuesday, the companies have asked for an additional $21.6 billion in loans on top of $17.4 billion the...

2009-02-18 10:54:05

The United Auto Workers said it had reached non-binding agreements with U.S. automakers to align labor costs more with implanted foreign car companies. The union, however, wouldn't discuss details of the tentative changes to their 2007 labor pacts, The Detroit News reported Wednesday. The changes will help these companies face the extraordinarily difficult economic climate in which they operate, UAW President Ron Gettelfinger said in a statement. Gettelfinger said the union was continuing...

2009-01-09 19:08:03

Terms of a U.S. loan to automakers provide that companies could be found in default if the United Auto Workers strike, documents filed this week indicate. Conditions of the Treasury Department loans to General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC were revealed when GM filed documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Detroit Free Press reported Friday. GM borrowed $13.4 billion and Chrysler borrowed $4 billion. Auto industry analysts told the newspaper the prospect of the automakers...


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