- UAW rank-and-file members remain so disgusted by the bureaucracy’s voter suppression tactics against Will Lehmen that they’re discussing a strike at a Kentucky Ford factory to protest absolute corruption of the election process. As incumbent president Ray Curry seeks to hold onto power, rival Shawn Fain is also under fire for receiving a $30,0000 donation persuading him to run.The Case-New Holland Industrial strike finally came to an end after eight months in Iowa. As a result, 1,000 UAW members will head back to work at two factories, but how did the dispute come to an end?
Reportedly, U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh stepped in to push both sides to an agreement. The actual stipulations of the contract remain under wraps, although some UAW members expressed disappointment in whatever terms did materialize. Past contract rejections indicated that benefits were key, to the point where workers rejected a January offer of 28% to 38% raises across the board.
- Nissan technicians will soon vote on whether to unionize, and although only 86 workers are part of this vote, the vote itself is significant, given that the NLRB ruled that a smaller vote could proceed as planned without pulling in thousands of other Nissan workers.
- Ford dispensed with formalities and declared recognition for the UAW at a planned Michigan plant, should the union succeed by “card check.”
- Caterpillar will soon face off with the UAW in contract negotiations for 7,000 members, given that their current contract will soon expire on March 1.