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Alabama Could Be Home To Amazon's First Unionized Warehouse In The U.S.
"Amazons first unionized warehouse in America. That groundbreaking prospect is playing out in an unlikely place Alabama if workers from a facility near Birmingham vote to unionize next month. They would turn a new page not only for the company but also the region. MPR's Alina Cell yuk reports long before the warehouse was even built. Local officials called it a game changer. Amazon is coming to the funeral of government, the city of Bessemer, Alabama, Birmingham's working class suburb, a shadow of the steel and mining hub. It used to be. Amazon jobs paying over double the local minimum wage, promised a shot in the arm. Here's mayor kind of Cali talking about Amazon's arrival on Birmingham, CBS, 4200 and 30 Year. History of the city of Boston market is the largest single investment. But less than a year after the facility opened, it became a different kind of game changer. Amazons First American warehouse to get to a union election. Next month, 5800 workers of the best more warehouse will begin voting on whether to join the retail wholesale in department store union. Here's President Stuart Apple bound for things that is most important for them is to be treated with respect, he says. Best in more workers reached out to the union quietly in the summer, describing ruling productivity quotas wanting more say In how Amazon staff work how they get disciplined or fired a support system mobilized from unionized workers around the region, many from poultry plants Within months, the union says more than half of the warehouse workers signed cards to petition for unionization, leading the National Labor Relations Board to schedule an election. I believe that the pandemic opens a lot of people size, they understand now better than they ever did before. That they need a collective voice to stand up for themselves and to protect themselves. Jim spits. Lee has wanted that voice for years. He works down the interstate from the best summer warehouse at a Mercedes Benz plant, and he's watching this Amazon vote with interest because his factory was the epicenter of the last high profile labor battle in Alabama. You know, That's what it all comes down to is getting that vote and we haven't got that in 25 years. On three accounts. They came close in the 20 tens when the United Auto Workers Union tried to make inroads at foreign auto plans moving to the American South. They're coming here because of the fact that there is not fear of unions. You know, they're saying that we're just not educated, you know, country bumpkins and whatnot. They don't know nothing about unions and don't care. Nothing. Anti union sentiments are comin around the region, Alabama and many states around it have right to work laws, which mean every worker can choose not to pay union dues. Here's Michael in this human is a professor of the University of Alabama. The billboard that I'll never forget. Do you want Tuscaloosa to be the next Detroit? You know there's still race in there, too, obviously, But, you know, seeing this post industrial city in a lot of pain and blaming that on the union's spits lease plans never got a union election. At several auto plants in the region. Workers voted against joining the U A W even at folks Wagon and Tennessee, where the company welcomed unionization. Now specially wonders if an Amazon Union might shake things up. It'll it'll send not a tsunami ripple, but it it's gonna send one of all the Southern States Industry menace points out. Alabama actually has the highest percentage of unionized workers and best summer specifically has union history. Now It's a community that's predominantly black. The Amazon Union campaign is evoking social and racial justice themes, union president Applebaum says in the South labor and civil rights struggles have often been intertwined. We have a proud tradition of being involved in the civil rights movement, and we see the effort that Amazon at this warehouse is being a continuation of that. Amazon has argued that the workers pushing to unionize do not represent the majority of its staff's views. The company touts its pay and benefits and it's pushing to delay the election, appealing for the vote to take place in person instead of by mail, despite current virus concerns. Lena Cell Yuk NPR news
Ex-GM board member, union leader sentenced to 30 months in prison
"Former top union executive is heading to prison for corruption. Joseph ashton former vice president of the united auto workers union his sentenced to two and a half years behind bars for accepting. Kickbacks ashton is also a former gm board member pleaded guilty in december to conspiring with other union officials to receive hundreds of thousands of
Former UAW exec gets 2 1/2 years in prison for kickback
"Former top union executive, is heading to prison for corruption. Joseph Ashton, former vice president of the United Auto Workers Union, is sentenced to 2.5 years behind bars for accepting kickbacks. Aston is also a former GM board member of pleaded guilty in December 2 conspiring with other union officials to receive hundreds of thousands of dollars.
All three Detroit automakers had workers test positive for COVID-19 since plants reopened
"The assembly lines at fiat Chrysler's plants into local Mexico are running again the automaker says it is re opened the assembly and stamping plants that make the jeep compass Dodge journey and fiat Freemont Ford motor is Kansas city assembly plant in Missouri is being deep cleaned after one of its employees was confirmed to have coded nineteen United auto workers union says the test temporarily shut
Trump could violate Ford face mask requirement on plant tour
"President trump is set to visit a Ford plant in Michigan tomorrow and it's unclear whether he plans to violate a company requirements while there the president will tour a factory now making medical breathing machines Ford has told the White House everyone in its factories must wear face masks he's been refusing at recent public appearances this time I don't know it's I haven't even thought of it it depends I mean you know in certain areas I wouldn't certain areas I don't but I will certainly look at it the United auto workers union says the president should be forced to wear a mask on the visit asked if it will require that Ford says the White House has its own policies and will make its own determination Sager mag ani Washington
US automakers return to work
"The U. S. auto industry is now restarting its collective engine after being idled for weeks by the corona virus the first wave of plants re opened today and these plants look a little different than before as NPR's Camila domonoske reports a couple of weeks ago market give me gifts and went on a video tour of Detroit diesel a plant that makes truck engines when it's not shut down for a global pandemic I thought we had them on show you guys what they're going out on Madsen's lawyer Barry Gibson is a shop chairman at the plant he was showing his union members the new safety protocols being put in place to prepare for re opening like plastic sheeting yeah I met the person stopper you see I got a curtain up there now because there's usually two people in on the side of the block he pointed out health check stations and sanitizer bottles and tapped on a large clear shield there is a big the truth that we all got together for well the separate obviously any you know Mister articles from the model of your nose before coronavirus none of this was here now it's the new reality Gibson says several auto plants in the south like kia and BMW started back up today Michigan is still under a stay at home order so Detroit diesel remains closed but it has to get ready these plants were designed for people to be able to stay six feet apart Ralph Morris junior is the president of the local union right now there's a lot of high anxiety driving you've read about the other meat processing plants and in a factory setting unless the you know the the precautionary measures are taken you know I could spread through the whole whole facility questions about how to re open in a way that see for workers have caused many companies to push back their plans to resume operations America's big three for General Motors and fiat Chrysler haven't confirmed a start date yet their workers are represented by the United auto workers union which has called for more testing because people without symptoms can spread the disease Houston Robinson as chief human resources officer for Ford Motor Company on a call with reporters last week she addressed the issue I think that the bottom line is based on all the information we have access to we will not have a reliable and scalable testing solution to several weeks and it may even be month Sir now Ford says it will send employees who feel sick to be tested for covert nineteen but the company can't offer its own tests to all employees yet there's intense pressure on companies to figure this out and soon the plant closures are costing the industry billions of dollars hundreds of thousands of workers are affected and customers are already starting to buy cars again Sean Suggs is the president of the Toyota plant in blue springs Mississippi where they build corollas he says the plant re opening will be gradual we're not going to just flip a switch and everything's going to be back to normal there is no going back to the normal way we simply cannot operate the way we operated before covert nineteen the blue
Ford investors eager for details on when automaker will restart U.S. operations
"The Wall Street journal reports that Detroit automakers are looking at may eighteenth as a restart date for production at U. S. factories the report says GM Ford and fiat Chrysler agreed on the time line with Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer and the United auto workers union the U. A. W. has been concerned about the safety of workers and whether the companies will be able to make workplace changes quickly enough to meet that target
United Auto Workers union endorses Biden for president
"The United auto workers union is endorsing Joe Biden for president the nearly four hundred thousand member union says is backing the former V. P. because a country needs quote stable leadership the organization also emphasized Biden's record of reining in corporate power in its commitment to providing affordable health care the U. A. W. traditionally backed democratic candidates its members include auto workers factory workers in other industries as well as nurses and
Ford and General Motors announce factory closures due to coronavirus
"In Detroit's three automakers have agreed to close all of their factories Ford GM and fiat Chrysler have bowed to pressure from the United auto workers union they've been pushing for factories to close because work is a fearful of coming into contact with the coronavirus Bloomberg's automated reported Keith Norton says the companies were left with no choice they're people didn't feel safe in the plants very hard to social distance and then assembly line that companies were resistant they finally came to an agreement last night to do some rolling rotating shutdowns but then they woke up to news this morning that Honda was shutting down all of the north American plants for six days now even greater pressure on them so finally in the day to day the Detroit three kind of buckled and said okay we're shutting down until the end of the month and then we'll see how things go from there Honda Malaysia announced it will temporarily close its north American factory he's for about one week starting on Monday well General Motors CEO Mary Barra all said to manufacture hospital ventilation is an older factories closed usually the outbreak this is according to NEC director Larry Kudlow Kudlow said on fox news and auto executive said she may call back workers on a to a chaotic Hey hi I said sorry to make the medical devices needed to crease to trace the critically ill virus patients question on a voluntary basis the civic and patriotic
Former UAW President Charged With Conspiring to Embezzle Union Funds
"Well the former president of the United auto workers union charged with embezzling more than a million dollars from union coffers according to the indictment former UAW president Gary Jones along with regional director Vance Pearson and other union officials fraudulently obtained hundreds of thousands of dollars of U. A. W. funds arranging a master account with hotels across the country used for union conferences and meetings but then diverted hundreds of thousands of dollars of U. A. W. funds for the personal benefit of select cedar UAW officials some of the money was also allegedly funneled to vendors for cigars clothing and golf outings Ribeiro
Detroit: Former United Auto Workers union president Gary Jones charged with corruption
"Detroit federal prosecutors charging the former United auto workers president with corruption they say Gary Jones conspired with others at the union to embezzle more than a million
Former United Auto Workers union president Gary Jones charged with corruption
"Broke it appears that former U. A. W. president Jerry Jones is about to plead guilty in connection with the ongoing scandal of the union no Jones has been implicated for a while in the scheme to embezzle millions in dues money to use for a lavish parties golf equipment long term condo rentals and the like he was already pushed out of the presidency of the union he is guilty plea could help federal investigators built a case for a government takeover of the
Obama-backed documentary on Ohio factory wins Academy Award
"The documentary American factory which is nominated for an Oscar for best feature length documentary was produced and directed by my guests Julia Reichardt and Stephen bogan are it was the first film acquired by the Obamas new production company higher ground which is distributing it in partnership with Netflix last year American factory when the Sundance directing award in the documentary category the movie is about what happened when a Chinese company opened a new automotive glass factory in Dayton Ohio in the same spot where a GM company close just a few years earlier the new Chinese factory foo yell glass America was greeted is great news by Dayton and by men and women in need of jobs but as time went on it became apparent there was a considerable culture clash between how the Chinese treat workers and have the American workers expected to be treated especially those workers who are used to having the United auto workers union behind them and no longer did some of the workers are making half as much in our IT Fujio than they did at GM by focusing on this one factory the film is a case study of what the global economy means for some American workers and how hard it's become to find work that pays enough to have a home and support children right guard and bogan are with the perfect people to make American factory they live twenty five minutes away from the factory and their previous film the last track documented the closing of Dayton's GM factory the last track was also nominated for an Oscar your record Steve Bognor welcome to fresh air congradulations on your Oscar nomination and on the film thank you Terry so what were the expectations in your hometown Dayton won a Chinese billionaire announced that he would open a new automotive glass factory there on the site of the GM plant that close you know people were very hopeful we had lost the GM plant almost eight years before when chairman Chow who's the you know Chinese billionaire who bought that old rusting General Motors plant when he came to town it just everybody was really very excited yeah after that GM plant closed things were so hard for so long I mean people lost their homes the job you could get were like at the Cole's distribution center or payless shoes warehouse distribution center or fast food people making nine Bucks an hour and and imagine your middle aged you gotta cater to your mortgage and you're making nine dollars an hour it's just like it was so hard and there was such hope went went through yeah now yeah so what were the incentives for the billionaire the Chinese billionaire the chairman who opened this factory in Dayton well one thing is if you make glass in the Midwest right on interstate seventy five right if you think about it goes from Detroit all the way down through the south all the auto makers are all along there so heavy glass no longer has to be shipped from China to reach the big three and all the other automakers and you know labor costs and China have been going up over many years and labor costs you know what people make per hour in the US have been going down and so the chairman and his team the free out team we're doing a lot of calculations about the cost of shipping the cost of energy labor costs and at some point it made sense for them to come to the US and and actually chairman shall told us he was also asked by General Motors by some of the other automakers to set up shop in the Midwest because they needed more Cassidy more more reliable glass delivery you know the chairman is seventy three years old now he's exactly my age as it happens he I think wanted a kind of capstone project to his life and he wanted to create a big huge plant in the United States this was a huge challenge his family was against him a lot of the Chinese other businessmen were against him it was kind of a personal decision on his part to go ahead and do it despite the opposition from people close to him it's such an interesting clash of cultures that we see in American factory expectations regarding everything about work from pay and benefits to what workers are expected to sacrifice for the privilege of working for the corporation let's start by comparing what automakers made at the GM plant when they were unionized and they were in the United auto workers to what they were making at Fujio which is not unionized well in in the film shown a Rosser who worked at the old GM plant and now works of Frida she says it varies directly she says that GM she was making twenty nine dollars and some cents per hour and if we out she makes twelve eighty four so that's less than half of what she used to make and you know she has several children she's got she has a house that they actually lost they lost their houses they couldn't they couldn't make the mortgage payments after GM closed it's a very different world and you know here here's the crazy thing it's like in China it's been a remarkable trajectory like China is on the rise and people in the film like Wong he once he is the furnace engineer who has been sent from China to the U. S. he's here for at least two years is not going to see his children for two years but he's been working a full house and she was like nineteen years old she is so dedicated to food out and it's offering him a path to the middle class he told us he's going to be able to build a build a house for his for his family for his kids back in China because he's making such good money meanwhile in the states people like Shimei who once had a blue collar middle class life modest but but secure they they have no security anymore and it's it's just very different landscape I want to get back to the culture clash between the Chinese and the Americans at the Chinese on factory in Dayton the American workers there thought they were working just like too hard for too little pay and the Chinese supervisors and the chairman that is the CEO of the company thought American workers that they're they're just lazy they don't appreciate what we're giving them and they want to much praise they need to be praised all the time where is the American workers felt like they were not being respected you know you're really putting your finger on something that I wish the management had recognized way earlier in that plant and I will I hope all foreign companies coming here begin to recognize that in our work culture workers expect to be respected expect to be not told do you just do this American worker will respond well why and maybe I have a better idea we'll look them look the supervisor right in the eye and question them this is not really happen in China very much it's just a different work culture where people do what the boss says boss says you have to work six days a week or seven days a week you just do it but in the United States we are we are expected we've what fought to have an eight hour day and the have weekends off that's pretty much unheard of in industrial work in China people expect to work twelve hour days six days a week the Chinese workers we spoke with we spoke with a lot of them they're not happy about it they don't like being away from their kids for most of the year or only seeing them on Sunday partly it's because that's what the culture has brought them to you know they've they've lifted millions and millions of people out of poverty in one and a half more last generations right but that has resulted in this really intense work life and people are proud you know Chinese workers are proud of their country they're proud of their company they're really proud how China is flourishing in the world I would say the American workers we now I can't say that they're proud of their company or they feel like really behind America like Americans really helping them rice in the world I think we're on a trajectory of less hope less possibilities we here in the US as far as working class people where is in China I think there's tremendous hope a tremendous sense that what our country is really has a huge place in the world to play there's a sequence that I I find so fascinating where the Chinese company bring some of the American supervisors to China to to see how this plan this kind of plan operates in China because the CEO of this company you know has one or more glass factories in in China so they bring them there and you see what it's like in China for the workers there first of all all the workers are in the union it's the communist union and seems like the branch of this union is headed by the CEOs brother in law true true yeah so what is the what I know strike one what is the union do for the workers there what is what is the meaning of the union well it's more like a social club either the union there because the the the Chinese Communist Party is so integrated and aligned with the management of food yeah now the traditional concept of the union that we would have here as an advocate for the workers in opposition to the company or to take on the company that that really doesn't exist the union that we saw and at Foochow in China is more like an HR department that helps build camaraderie esprit de corps you know that the kind of team building stuff and it's it's yeah it just felt different something else that really struck me and the Chinese segment of the film is that the supervisors talk to the workers in an almost military kind of way like to learn the workers would like line up information and the supervisor would kind of give them commands and then they'd have to like chance things at the end and they're chanting slogans like long as long as it's in praise of the company slogans they probably know really really well and don't really need to chance yeah it's this is just about their cultural difference it's funny because when one of the American supervisors when he got home he tried to get the Americans to line up in that kind of military formation and it just did not go that well you know it's like the people who signed up to work in this hot intense glass factory and the United States they're making twelve eighty four an hour and they're not getting paid enough to line up and be regimented like that there's a slogan that is said which I think so in kind of in capsules capitalism which is to stand still is to fall back wasn't that it's Steve yeah that's one of things a chance the morning on a day to stand still is to fall back and that's that's true of capitalism it is weird that the this communist country seems like the best capitalists in the world right now you know that they're sold they've been so driven my guess Sir Julia Reichardt and Stephen bogan are they produced and directed the documentary American factory which is nominated for an Oscar for best feature length
Former UAW official pleads guilty to corruption charges
"The federal investigation into you a W. corruption is continuing former union official Edward Nick Robinson is expected to be the next U. A. W. officer to plead guilty he's due in court February eighteenth former region five director Vance Pearson played guilty to embezzlement and other charges yesterday and is cooperating with the government he was a twelve person to be convicted so what's next in the federal investigation WJR scan reveals he has the latest the criminal case is not over yet but when it is U. S. attorney Matthew Schneider says it's a possibility the U. S. government will step in and oversee the United auto workers union
Fiat Chrysler denies union bribery allegations in GM lawsuit
"Fiat Chrysler moving to dismiss a racketeering lawsuit filed by rival General Motors denying allegations of bribe union officials to impose higher labor costs on GM in papers filed Friday with the federal court in Detroit FCA argued that GM's lawsuit is not based on facts it also argue that even if the illegal acts GM alleges were true a four year statute of limitations on that has expired GM alleges in the lawsuit filed last November that fiat Chrysler bribed officials of the United auto workers union to settle GM with higher costs it after four PM to merge with the smaller at
Fiat Chrysler's UAW members ratify new four-year contract
"The United auto workers have voted overwhelmingly to approve a new four year contract with fiat Chrysler ABC's when the Lopez the vote means the United auto workers union has settled with all three Detroit automakers the union saying Wednesday that about seventy one percent of fiat Chrysler workers voted in favor of the deal which includes a nine thousand dollar bonus per worker upon ratification the company also promised four point five billion dollars worth of new investments in US factories General Motors ratified in agree in an October with you a W. union workers after a forty day strike the third
United Auto Workers union names reformer Rory Gamble president until 2022
"The scandal plagued United auto workers union says it's appointed a new president the union's executive board voted to appoint worry gamble is new you a W. president to serve out the remainder of the term of former president Gary Jones Jones stepped down last month after being implicated in a widening embezzlement and bribery scandal is not yet been charged with any
"united auto workers union" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ
"Forty the complete accu weather forecast is coming up right now thirty three degrees in Rochester hills thirty seven reported in canton WWJ news time five oh three new one WWJ Detroit police say the driver is in custody following the death of a pedestrian hit by a car on telegraph at McNichols today a woman was crossing the road when she was hit earlier this afternoon the suspect is a forty eight year old woman the driver's name is not been released pending investigation and also former charges the U. A. W.'s fiat Chrysler council has given its blessing to the unions tentative agreement with the company so the deal now goes to the members for a ratification vote we get more live in local from WDBJ auto beat reporter Jeff Gilbert Jeff and this is going to be a very fast ratification vote Brooke they'll start voting on Friday the Levin wrapped up by next Wednesday so that workers if they approve the deal can get there nine thousand dollars signing bonus in time for Christmas union spokesman Brian Rothenberg says this deal will help temporary workers get full time jobs and lower Padian progression workers at sixty four percent of fiat Chrysler workforce get the full pay by the end of the day and it will change a lot of lives a lot of lives because there's now this permanent pathway as well as a lot of folks within four years will be a top right another development the UAW executive board will decide tomorrow morning on a new president to replace Gary Jones who officially resigned two weeks ago today no word of it'll be acting president were a gamble or somebody else reporting live find Jeff Gilbert W. W. J. forty go nine fifty meanwhile a guilty plea today from the highest ranking former member of the U. A. W. to date in the wake of a wide ranging corruption scandal WWJ newsradio nine fifties John Hewitt has more facing up to twenty years in federal prison on charges of fraud and money laundering former U. A. W. vice president Joseph Ashton has agreed to a plea deal with federal prosecutors that includes a sentencing guideline of thirty to thirty seven months essentially two to three years among those in the courtroom was you a W. employee Cindy soon I'm from General Motors I had forty three years as you read every member and General Motors he let you a WGN workers down he let those workers.
United Auto Workers union Possibly To name reformer Gamble president until 2022 And Fiat Chrysler Accepts Tentative Contract
"The U. A. W.'s fiat Chrysler council has given its blessing to the unions tentative agreement with the company so the deal now goes to the members for a ratification vote we get more live in local from WDBJ auto beat reporter Jeff Gilbert Jeff and this is going to be a very fast ratification vote Brooke they'll start voting on Friday the Levin wrapped up by next Wednesday so that workers if they approve the deal can get there nine thousand dollars signing bonus in time for Christmas union spokesman Brian Rothenberg says this deal will help temporary workers get full time jobs and lower Padian progression workers at sixty four percent of fiat Chrysler workforce get the full pay by the end of the day and it will change a lot of lives a lot of lives because there's now this permanent pathway as well as a lot of folks within four years will be a top right another development the UAW executive board will decide tomorrow morning on a new president to replace Gary Jones who officially resigned two weeks ago today no word of it'll be acting president were a gamble or somebody else reporting live find Jeff Gilbert W. W. J. forty go nine
"united auto workers union" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ
"United auto workers union and fiat Chrysler getting close to an agreement no details of the framework for the free press does report it would include a nine thousand dollars signing bonus we understand they are very close and a deal could be announced as early as this weekend if that happens then local UAW presidents of fiat Chrysler locals would have to come to Detroit to review the deal if they say it's okay then it will be sent on to the work force for ratification WWJ on a beat reporter Jeff Gilbert tells his contract would cover about fifty thousand fiat Chrysler workers W. W. J. news time eight oh seven only for shops licensed to sell marijuana with Michigan becomes the first state the Midwest to sell legal recreational adult use cannabis on Sunday three stores in Ann Arbor the other in Muskegon the manager of Arbor wellness which will open Sunday morning says he is double the staff ready to sell the first legal cannabis in Michigan starting at ten AM he once served time now he wants to be a public servant in the Michigan legislature WWJ Stephanie Davis says the story I was able to come home find myself trying you know my god and you know be able to look at things the way I look at them today Kevin Harris was released from prison fourteen years ago and has since turned his life around in your past roba a major church in Detroit I have credentials that you know have had me working as legislative director in the legislature for long card I worked in law offices before that one not running because I need a job I'm running because there's some issue that have to be addressed in our community Harris is running for district ten state representative seat there where he served as chief of staff for Leslie love who can't run again because of term limits the forty eight year old says among the issues he'd like to tackle is prison reform Stephanie Davis WWJ newsradio nine fifty coming up on news reading on fifty trying to make things a little brighter for kids who have to stay in the hospital will say about that when the news continues WWJ news times eight oh wait time for traffic and weather together every ten minutes on the aids from the Arnold other group traffic center brought to this hour by idle dimes for shot of the motor city and Marty if we started to see any traffic pick up toward Ann Arbor well looking at the speed indicators now Greg and the freeways are looking good but I'm seeing slight and I do mean slight slowdowns on the surface streets around the stadium well let's see here south State Street here on a driver's road you're on street minor slowdowns there was that Parker Parker's a rather Packard Boulevard slowdowns there nothing major though and the freeways are fine I don't see any slow downs US twenty three I ninety four and fourteen all looking good so but we're watching it really closely will be all morning long for you if it out to the game the press is going to be a last minute rush for people do to head out that way also right now we're looking at some construction on I seventy five in both.
"united auto workers union" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ
"For the United auto workers union and fiat Chrysler are getting close to an agreement no details of the framework with the free press does report it would include a nine thousand dollars signing bonus we understand they are very close and a deal could be announced as early as this weekend if that happens then local UAW presidents of fiat Chrysler locals would have to come to Detroit to review the deal if they say it's okay then it will be sent on to the work force for ratification that's auto beat reporter Jeff Gilbert meantime Gerry Jones resigned as president of the U. A. W. a few weeks ago and now he's out of the union entirely the U. A. W. announced today that gellan sent in his resignation while Jones has not been charged with any crimes he has been linked in the federal ongoing corruption investigation was brought down several other union officials because of what happened on his watch the union itself was considering removing Jones from its membership the new president of the UAW is talked recently about updating policies and making efforts to see that similar things don't happen again rob Saint Merri WWJ newsradio nine fifty meanwhile in Waterford township a U. S. customs border patrol agent was reportedly assaulted while trying to arrest a person in the country illegally the trade news as it happened about seven thirty this morning at an undisclosed location when the agent went to make the arrest an altercation broke out the undocumented person took off authorities did search for a number of hours but called off the search around ten AM this morning in the search is on for two suspects accused of stabbing a man on the Troitse side police say the twenty three year old man was attacked as he was getting out of his car on Wall from that's near seven mile in state fair he is in critical condition no word if he knew the suspect or what the motive was if any for the attack if you have any information you can call Detroit police or crime stoppers at one eight hundred speak up and remain anonymous Roseville police saluting residence after an elderly woman was almost scammed out of money a man pretending to be from an Electric Company talked his way into the eighty seven year old home saying her power would be shut off if she didn't pay up he also said he needed a check the lights in the house and walked to the home and a company for several minutes it's unknown what if anything was stolen that's double WJZY oak Allen reporting the suspect was described as a middle aged white male about six feet tall around two hundred ten pounds this Sunday recreational marijuana will be available for the very first time on store shelves here in Michigan only four shops we license to sell the first legal recreational adult use cannabis three of them in Ann Arbor L. Moroz is the manager of one called Arbor wellness other cities or able to formulate these ordinances and were able to allow medical facilities to opt in to the state run your recreational market so I really appreciate the fact that the city of Ann Arbor has been progressive and forward thinking when it comes to marijuana and cannabis sales Moreau's says his store has doubled its staff and is ready to start selling Sunday morning at ten o'clock Michigan is the first state in the Midwest to legalize recreational don't use cannabis sales Illinois will follow but not until January first a missing word one word ends the recall effort against a Republican lawmaker in northern Michigan state representative Larry in men who is a Republican from the traverse city area is charged with trying to trade votes for campaign money but isn't collectors turned in some fourteen thousand signatures that's not the problem the problem is elections director Sally Williams says the missing word is a big deal because a petition language must match exactly the previously approved reasons for a recall tomorrow it's the game Michigan will take on Ohio state at the big house coming in as an underdog against the number one team in the country U. M. southern reporter Doug cars does he think the game will be a tight one hi state stats are off the charts good it's gonna take Michigan's best game even a stay in it and I think Ohio state has has the talent to play with anybody I think we're gonna be talking about a one possession game and come Monday it's everybody's going to talk about one play one call one decision I got a higher state twenty six Michigan twenty four Doug will kick off coverage tomorrow morning with the pre game show starting at nine o'clock right here on W. W. J. coming up shop till you drop in shop.
"united auto workers union" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM
"Dot com the news you want dangerous fire weather and fight against ISIS is serving the news you need that works on the real world did pass away stay in the know very unusual for suicide and more indicative of strangulation strangulation very latest at the top and thirty minutes past the hour news radio eight forty WHAS U. S. households Thursday to formalize the impeachment enquiring that's been running for weeks it's a procedural vote that allows the house to move from what's been happening behind closed doors which Democrats are calling their investigatory phase and it's moving it out into the public spotlight so we'll see a series of public hearings led by the intelligence committee ABC's Trish Turner in Washington and California one more day of Santa Ana wind driven wild fires across the state one in the Los Angeles area burned nearly up to the walls of the Ronald Reagan presidential library dozens of homes in northern and southern California been destroyed labor peace at Ford Motor Company after a forty day strike against General Motors the United auto workers union says it's reached a tentative contract agreement after just three days of talks to forge negotiators union officials meet in Detroit Friday to go over the deal before sending it to the membership for ratification Richard cancer ABC news had cloudy skies will stick around we catch a break from the rain fall as low drop into the low to mid fifties for your Thursday morning rain will be likely ending by mid day then it's turning breezy and colder temperatures in the forties through your afternoon as we head into Halloween evening and how we night decreasing clouds are expected but temperatures dropping into the lower thirties with wind chill values in the mid to upper twenties the good news is sunshine makes a return for your Friday we'll see highs in the lower fifties for Friday afternoon at your updated forecast on W. okay why meteorologist Chris Johnson if you've ever wanted to get your business heard on the radio and you don't have the time or need help from a professional you really need to check out I heart had builder dot com not only is it extremely affordable online customizable and heard by nine out of ten Americans every month it's just so easy to use you can even do it all from your phone where ever you are click listen approve and get your ad on air check it out and get started today.
"united auto workers union" Discussed on KQED Radio
"The United auto workers union has agreed to a tentative labor agreement with General Motors the the it could end a monthlong strike that sold more than thirty GM factories in the US Anderson economic group estimates that by the end of this week it will result in an eight hundred and thirty five million dollars in lost wages for workers and one point five billion dollars in lost profits for GM Patrick Anderson is CEO of ATG he's here to discuss a Patrick good morning even if this tentative deal is ultimately ratified those numbers that we just talked about are nothing to sneeze at are there going to be economic challenges that are ahead even as we have sort of an end in sight here certainly this is not something like a one state recession for the area of of the economy that's most affected basically from Detroit out the Lansing up the plant down towards fort Wayne into Ohio so there will be something of a contraction in expenditures would go all the way through Christmas I mean when workers will lose to complete paychecks and on their way to a third one they cut back on a lot of things in cars is only one so speculate for us if you would what what is the what are the chances that this deal is actually ratified by union members of the union member Scott they got a proxy only nine thousand dollars signing bonus they got wage increases which General Motors offered to them right at the beginning they got some assurance about the production of an electric vehicle and one of the key plants and General Motors what's profitable insurer paid the workers mark but that was an expensive strike I mean there's eight hundred million dollars in lost wages a good chunk of it from you a W. and I don't know how the UAW members the rank and file are going to feel about that I'm pretty sure they want to go back to work and I think that's the overwhelming compulsion about face Anderson is CEO of Anderson economic group Patrick thank you so for being here good to talk to you today union workers are said to me this morning to vote on ratifying that deals so they can get back to work and let's do the numbers.
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"Nation right now the same jury that convicted Ronald Lee Haskell of six counts of murder deciding he decided Friday that he deserves to die for it as school was convicted of stalking his ex wife killing her new husband and four children in Texas of fifth child Cassidy stay was wounded but survived she reacted to the seventh seal water relief it feels like a huge weight has been lifted off my chest I feel like justice is finally going to be served and I'm glad that I don't have to worry about it anymore Texas police officers been killed in the line of duty falls county sheriff's deputy Matt Jones was helping a motorist on the side of the road what other car hydroplane of the rain slick and highway and slammed into a deputy was dead at the scene we get negotiations scheduled between General Motors and the United auto workers union forty nine thousand workers have been on strike for nearly a month spell the union says it has made a counter proposal to GM's latest offer a panel of international aviation regulators has found that bowling withheld key information about its seven thirty seven MAX jets from pilots and regulators and that the FAA lack the expertise to understand the automated flight system implicated into deadly crashes of those jets in the National League Championship Series the nets flirt with the no no two days after putting up thirteen runs to in the NLDS Fanelli the Saint Louis cardinals bats fell silent in the NLCS opener courtesy.
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"Nation right now the same jury that convicted Ronald Lee Haskell of six counts of murder deciding he decided Friday that he deserves to die for it as school was convicted of stalking his ex wife killing her new husband and four children in Texas of fifth child Cassidy stay was wounded but survived she reacted to the seventh seal water relief it feels like a huge weight has been lifted off my chest I feel like justice is finally going to be served and I'm glad that I don't have to worry about it anymore Texas police officers been killed in the line of duty falls county sheriff's deputy Matt Jones was helping a motorist on the side of the road one another car hydroplane into the rain slick and highway and slammed into a deputy was dead at the scene we get negotiations scheduled between General Motors and the United auto workers union forty nine thousand workers have been on strike for nearly a month spell the union says it has made a counter proposal to GM's latest offer a panel of international aviation regulators has found that bowling withheld key information about its seven thirty seven MAX jets from pilots and regulators and that the FAA lack the expertise to understand the automated flight system implicated into deadly crashes of those jets in the National League Championship Series the nets work with the no no two days after putting up thirteen runs to in the NLDS finality the Saint Louis cardinals bats fell silent in the NLCS opener courtesy.
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"From flooding that paralyzed the area around Houston this week is alkaline define it as much as forty inches of rain fell in some parts of northeast Texas the high water now just starting to recede Joe Biden is calling for an investigation into whether president trump press the leader of Ukraine to open a probe into Biden and the business activities of his son by his fellow presidential hopefuls including better overwork want the house to take action there is no way to defend the lack of progress on impeachment especially after what we have just learned about this president if ever there were time doing peach and hold the president accountable is now president trump says he only had a routine conversation with Ukraine's president and said nothing inappropriate if you see that signal tonight it's not a call for help but a tribute to eighty years of Batman New York and Los Angeles among big cities around the world that are lighting up the sky in celebration I'm Jim Johnson and I'm Susanna Palmer from Bloomberg world headquarters. yes in the five hundred claim to to within points of an all time high this week that is the good news the not so good news is which stocks led the climb real estate and utility stocks otherwise known as defensive stocks were the leaders it shows investors are worried a recession could be coming closer yes and P. five hundred lost half of one percent this week General Motors transition from downed power vehicles to an all electric futurist becoming an issue in contract talks aimed at ending a six day old strike by union workers that has paralyzed the company's factories simply put if consumers ever switch to electrics then the United auto workers union is in trouble gone would be the thousands of jobs that engine and transmission plants replaced by smaller work forces at squeaky clean mostly automated factories that mix chemicals to make batteries Saudi Aramco repeated its commitment to bringing oil production back to its full capacity by the end of the month chief executive officer I mean now Sir says the company will restore five point seven million barrels per day the amount that was knocked out by recent attacks on the kingdom's oil facilities the Oregon AFL CIO is poised to launch an initiative petition signature drive to ban the use of more than two service checkout stations in grocery stores more on that from members Charlie Pellett the move is a response by organized labor to what it perceives as the threat to jobs presented by automation self service kiosks have been followed in recent years my cashier less convenience stores like Amazon go another imitators that allow shoppers to pick items off the shelves and leave without checking out with the cashier or even at a kiosk Charlie public Bloomberg radio global news twenty four hours a day on air and it took took on Twitter powered by more than twenty seven hundred journalists and analysts in more than one hundred twenty countries I'm Susanna Palmer this is Bloomberg. you're listening to Bloomberg long I'm Jim role.
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"Talks between the United auto workers union and General Motors continue amid the first strike against the company in over a decade nearly fifty thousand GM workers walked off their jobs early Monday to demand better wages and benefits among other things in Detroit James cotton says walking a picket line is a hardship but worth it we will do all we have is one of the toughest on the heart I can't deny. so we have to keep five Ewing W. members say they've made concessions over the years and that now it's the company's turn to get back GM says it has offered salary increases and investments in plants which is expected to create thousands of jobs US defense secretary markets for is accusing Iran of undermining international security in wake of an attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities and here is great my reports that the US and its allies have stopped short of officially blaming Tehran the US and Saudi governments are both strongly suggesting that Iran was involved in the weekend attack this disrupted the flow of oil along Saudi Arabia's eastern coast the Saudis say Iranian weapons were used in the strike on the oil production facility but it isn't saying who fired the weapons are where they were launched US defense secretary mark esper says on Twitter that the US military is working with its partners to quote address this unprecedented attack and defend the international rules based order that is being undermined by Iran the US and the Saudis are still investigating and have not indicated how they might respond Iran denies it was behind the attack Greg my re NPR news Washington the delegation from China heads to Washington on Wednesday to prepare for the next round of trade talks NPR's Emily Frank has more China's vice finance minister we only had the delegation land in Washington on Wednesday the visit was announced by China's state news agency Xinhua the US and China have been see sign between an ounce in New tariffs and delaying others in the last month as they strategically positioned themselves for their thirteenth round of talks in early October new Terracina collected two hundred billion dollars of American and Chinese goods came into effect September first last week China announced it was exempting sixteen categories of US goods like cancer medicine in animal feed and puts the US and temporarily deleted tariff increase on two hundred fifty billion dollars of Chinese goods for early October during trade talks try. responded by excluding US soybeans and pork from new tariffs am I saying NPR news I'm Marty Israelis have begun voting in at the stork repeat parliamentary election the vote is seen as a referendum on prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is being challenged by retired military chief Benny Gantz Netanyahu called new elections after failing to build a coalition following the last vote which was held on April ninth. you're listening to NPR news. may is a central American spent hours without electricity on Monday after a power grid failure four of six nations that share a power network were affected on Doris was hardest hit with hundreds of traffic stoplights left you know crippled in the capital internet service and water distribution parts of the capital which relies on pumps were also marked down. comedian Shane Gillis is no longer joining Saturday Night Live after racist and homophobic jokes he's made on his podcast is in pairs and resembling reports the controversy is raising questions about the late night comedy shows that in process a statement from NBC on behalf of SNL head Lorne Michaels said that the show was not aware of Gillis his remarks quote the language he uses offensive hurtful and unacceptable we are sorry that we did not see these clips earlier and that our vetting process was not up to our standard it was only late last week when NBC announced that Gillis along with two other comics would be new cast members on Saturday Night Live almost immediately audio and video of Gillis using a racist slur against Chinese people and making homophobic comments began circulating one of the two comics still being hired happens to be as in those first Asian American cast member in its forty plus year history insulin bong and Chinese baseball hall of Famer Marrion Rivera has received the presidential medal of freedom Rivera spent most of his nineteen year career as a relief pitcher with the New York Yankees Wall Street stocks closed lower in trading Monday the Dow lost a hundred and forty two points the nasdaq fell twenty three. this is NPR news in Washington..
"united auto workers union" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The United auto workers union is leading its first strike against General Motors in twelve years digging in for a fight over jobs and benefits that could cost the carmaker dearly for an indefinite period of time to get some more details we welcome David Welch Davis Detroit bureau chief for Bloomberg news located in our Detroit bureau right now David thanks so much for joining us just give us a sense of how far apart you think the union and GM are right now. the key issue here that think really has some apart by quite a bit that is the use of temporary workers GM wants more of them because they get paid less a weaker benefits they do Custer waiver cost overall but you can also get rid of them much more easily if there's a downturn it kind of makes the work force flexible they want if you were our identity one more and everyone just not only fewer of them but they want to pass to make those people permanent employees so there's not a lot of middle ground there someone gonna have to give on that one GM it made an offer over the weekend that had pretty hefty raises and I signing bonus they're gonna hire more than five thousand new workers so this and job security in there who knew it was a pretty nice offer to start with but that that one issue I think is going to be a big sticking point for them you know I'm looking right now General Motors prize share price down three percent and I'm wondering why the the union is doing this now I mean sort of what what what catalyzed did this strike. the we we were agreement expired over the weekend and this is kind of a one shot in four years they have to go out on strike and get a really good deal there's a lot of pent up anger over the plant closings that GM announced back in November that for plant including a very big one in Lordstown Ohio that president trump has taken a personal interest in so there was a lot of anger there especially near GM putting out near record profits three years in a row and actually affirming guidance and they might have that number something close to that proper number again this year's him a prosperous GM. closings and and the workers are already pretty angry they want a piece of the of the record profits even if we are possibly headed into a downturn and and this is our one chance to get a piece of those profits while the company still has a lot of money so this battle over the phone at this point in time so then what's the sense here early and days of this strike is this something that is expected to drag on for a long period of time or can this be a relatively quick issue. honestly I think this west maybe a week because GM did with their first offer that the union really won't talk about get the GM made public they did it to us a lot of the issues and those issues. things like pay a things like investing a lot of money in plants that GM announced as part of this affair and US seven billion dollars in their US plants over the next four years that the words town point will not get a vehicle to build but they would make a a battery plant it would build battery electric vehicle battery player towards town and I would hire some of the workers who have not transferred out of there already in a plan to treat it was at risk of being close is also going to get a vehicle to build so that there were a few bones in there for the workers who were waiting to see what their fate is going to be but the other issues to take some time and what is also a bit of vaudeville here at the union negotiators have to show the rank and file who by the way red tape may have to vote to ratify the deal they got to show them that they're putting up a good fight mysteries way to do that. it so I thought that part of the story was pretty interesting that that the piece that you wrote I do have to wonder though it's been twelve years right this comes up every four years that they have to negotiate a new contract this time is different and they're going to dig their heels in and you said that the data part of what's the backdrop here is the record profits in the fact that General Motors has been closing some plants but you also in the story pointed to a corruption scandal plaguing the U. A. W. as part of what is sort of setting this setting the stage here can you give us more color on that. sure so there's not a corruption scandal at the union that's gone back for well over the past year it started at sea a Chrysler on both sides union and management people been indicted and convicted basically giving union leaders craft out of a union training phone in exchange for giving me a chorus or read more lenient counteract that investigation has moved to GM is slightly different in that the union leaders incurring including past present Dennis Williams and current press president Gary Jones. are being accused of stealing money from union charity fund and community activism funds and the general fund for this however choice style they wouldn't and palm springs California printing there was for a month or two spent to cigars expensive Scotch it's kind of crazy stuff. reunion and everybody even some of the this call analysts to watch the union tape at that they won't really put into this but I think it does I think when members don't trust you you've got to drive a hard bargain to get a deal ratified because the the membership is coming looking at any deal really scrutinizing it saying okay do we trust these people they're they're stealing our money to to buy McAllen eighteen and some good cigars. why would I trust him to give me a good deal they've got a driver really hard bargaining David Welch thank you so much for being with us David Welch's Bloomberg's Detroit bureau chief talking about that GM news the first strike of the labor union in twelve years sitting down the shares of General Motors it by about three percent right now it's had over twenty eleven studios in.
"united auto workers union" Discussed on KCRW
"Of the United auto workers union are on strike and General Motors more than forty nine thousand union workers walked off the job overnight after negotiations for a new labor contract hit a stalemate ritual tornadoes UAW's bargaining chairmen in fort Wayne Indiana he says union does not take a strike a lightly nobody wants to stay out to point where I. treat your financial hardship for not only the members of the company as well the workers of shut down thirty three manufacturing plants in nine states around the country twenty two parts distribution warehouse is also affected union leaders say workers to search a share in the company's profits GM says it's made a substantial offer including higher wages and factory investments several democratic presidential candidates calling for the impeachment of Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh after new on investigated allegation of sexual impropriety surface from his college days in here Shannon bands and has more the New York times reports the allegation stems from his time at Yale University and the FBI did not investigate it the claim is similar to one made during his confirmation process by Yale classmate Deborah Ramirez Cavanaugh denied allegations of impropriety during his testimony before Senate last year billion Castro said it's clear cabin all lied under oath and said he should be impeached senators comelec Heris Elizabeth Warren both tweeted also calling for Kavanaugh's impeachment president trump nominated Cavanaugh and has dismissed the latest allegation as a lie Shannon band sounds NPR news Washington Iran says it could soon release of British flag tankard impounded in the strait of four moves in July two Annika kisses reports at the announcement comes just as tensions in the Persian Gulf are rising over Iran suspected Roland drone attacks on oil refineries in Saudi Arabia Iran's foreign ministry spokesman about Musavi told state TV that the British flag tanker called the stand I am pero would be released in a matter of days Ron sees the Stan imperil more than two months ago after Britain impounded the tanker with the Ronnie and oil claiming it was heading to Syria in violation of E. U. sanctions the British territory of Gibraltar release the Iranian tanker on August fifteenth even as the US tried to seize it now Ron is offering an olive branch to Britain as Washington blames Iran for drone attacks on to sell. oil fields over the weekend Yemen's Arron backed the rebels have claimed responsibility for NPR news I'm Joanna Kansas oil prices surge following the attack in Saudi Arabia up as much as nineteen percent before easing after president trump announced that he would release emergency supplies from the US stockpile last night president trump threatened military action in retaliation Iran denies blame for the attacks and from Washington this is NPR news. democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden spoke Sunday at a memorial observance in Birmingham Alabama.
"united auto workers union" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Of the United auto workers union are walking off the job or won't go to work Monday the UAW and General Motors feel to come to terms on a new contract the strike will force fifty three GM facilities to shut down bringing US production to a halt auto workers believe General Motors is not listening to what they want you a W. spokesman Brian Rothenberg says the many issues that divide the two sides include fair wages or follow forcible quality healthcare our share profits job security but to find path to permanent seniority for temporary workers General Motors says it felt it made a strong offer to keep auto workers on the job fox's colonel Scott GM has factories in Michigan Ohio New York Kentucky Tennessee Texas and through the Midwest the last time workers went on strike at GM was in two thousand seven talks are set to resume Monday morning at ten AM the company that makes painkiller oxycontin filed for bankruptcy protection Purdue pharma's facing lawsuits over its role in the opioid crisis several attorneys general say the company marketed the product as non addictive all knowing otherwise the price to fill up is expected to go up the drone attacks on Saudi Arabian facilities cut more than five percent of the world's daily crude oil production. slipped three cents a gallon to two sixty three at the pump for regular grade in the past three weeks and they're down twenty cents over ten weeks better of course is about to change since about half of Saudi Arabia's oil production has been crippled by these drone attacks and it can't be known whether the price hike that we can expect will be big or huge industry analyst trilby Lundberg president trump says he's waiting to hear from the Saudis as to who is behind the attacks US officials say Iran is responsible.
"united auto workers union" Discussed on KOMO
"From ABC news. I'm Terry Alden or the US is Iran is behind this weekend's attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities in that it included cruise missiles ABC Stephanie Rommel's on the damage left behind one by one drones flying into the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil kingdom launched just before dawn Saturday to keep facilities targeted including one of the world's largest oil processing plant you can even see the thick plumes of smoke from space around says it's not to blame president trump o'kane the release of oil from the strategic petroleum reserve as crude prices jump seventy percent to more than seventy dollars a barrel the president condemning in new report about Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh it claims a year classmate of the just missed witnessed Kavanaugh's sexual misconduct while they were both in college allegations that Cavanaugh has strongly denied this new report prompting democratic candidates for president to call for Kavanaugh's impeachment senator Kamilla Harris who serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee tweeting he was put on the court threw a sham process that is placed on the court is an insult to the pursuit of truth and justice Republicans saying Democrats need to move on ABC's care of Phillips in Washington new York's governor announcing executive action to ban the sale of flavored E. cigarettes in his state governor Andrew Cuomo acknowledging that while vaping may be better the cigarette smoking studies show it is hardly a healthy how so instead of hitting myself on the head with a metal pipe I'll hit myself on the head with a wooden stick. the metal pipe is worse yeah I know I understand the metal pipe is worse but the wooden stick isn't great either a New York follows Michigan which recently enacted a band of its own United auto workers union members who are employed by General Motors plants across.
"united auto workers union" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"His brother. He'd never set out to hate his father and he never dreamed. He would bury his own son. But on this road, there is no forgiveness. And no Justice cemetery road. The propulsion new thriller that critics are calling intense and compulsively readable read of cemetery road by Greg Iles on sale now. For moral twenty one past Tuesday business as we say good morning to CNBC's, Tom Busby. Good morning. John stocks coming off some solid gains yesterday. The Dow up two hundred despite a sell off shares of Boeing that follows the second catastrophic crash involving one of its newest jets in the last five months twenty two carriers and three nations, including China have already grounded the Boeing seven thirty-seven max eight the FAA though, insist the jet is still airworthy the head of the UAW warning. He's prepared to call a strike contract talks with Detroit's big three don't go. Well this summer. The US oil industry expected to add another four million barrels a day, thanks to fracking over the next five years apple announcing a big event in two weeks. It's expected to have news about a new streaming TV service. Tesla will not close all those showrooms like it said it would but to pay for them. It's raising prices three percent higher on most vehicles and Americans are spending more these days and makeup giant Sephora announced plans to open thirty five new stores. Discount to rosters will open a hundred new ones this year. It was ten years ago today. Disgraced financier Bernie made off pleaded guilty in New York. Pulling off perhaps the biggest swindle in Wall Street history. He's currently serving a one hundred fifty year sentence in federal prison. Tom the auto workers union why the threat of a strike. Well, there's a lot of worry about whether we may have hit peak auto sales, especially if US economic growth starts to slow down a little more. That's got the United Auto Workers union. Pretty scared and already General Motors announced plans to. Close four US plans in one in Canada by next January six thousand workers will lose their jobs the one in Ohio already ended production. So union leaders want to be clear that strike is possible. They've already increased how much striking workers would make from two hundred to two hundred fifty bucks a week this summer that union represents a hundred fifty six thousand US auto workers at Ford GM and Fiat Chrysler and negotiations on new contracts with each of the big three will start this summer the current contracts ended September. So it looks like there may be a bumpy ride ahead CNBC's. Tom Busby at twenty three after well, it appears the divorce between the United Kingdom and the European Union is nearly complete with the UK parliament set for a final vote. John Lawrence reports. British Prime Minister Theresa may returns, home with what she says is a major win a better Brexit, four Brits, the house of Commons will debate improved deal that these legal changes have created I will speak in more detail about them when I open that debate. May's previous version of the exit plan lost by two hundred thirty votes in January. I'm John Lawrence reporting twenty four after the hour when America in the morning continues the latest.
"united auto workers union" Discussed on WRVA
"Eight years I've been through a closure on Scarborough. I've endured closure in London. I moved by family twice for this company. And they do this to me. It's terrible. The United Auto Workers union is valley to fight the cots, the father of a five year old boy who died in a crash in prince George charged with manslaughter. The thirty two year old also hit with DUI to counts of child endangerment and reckless driving. The the boys nine year old sister also suffered life threatening injuries. A former new can't high teacher accused of sending a nude photo to a sixteen year old female student. According to court documents the forty year old biology teacher also offered to give the student. Some crushed Xanax pills the calmer during a school drill. Nasa. Celebrating after it spacecraft successfully landed on Mars, six months after take off from earth the project project managers science at this literally as groundbreaking for insight. We have a pro that's going to go hopefully, sixteen feet into Mars first time we've done anything other than. Scratched the surface. Your next news at ten news on demand and NewsRadio w RV dot com. I'm Andy doernen on Richmond's news, weather, and traffic station. Newsradio eleven forty W R V A and now ninety six point one FM. Thanks, sandy. It is nine thirty five here on this Tuesday morning. The twenty seventh day of November two thousand eighteen and I'm John Reid. Glad you're with us for this final half hour of Richmond's morning news on NewsRadio WR VA. Listen, there is something really exciting that happened yesterday that all Americans should be very very proud of. And it involves outer space and Mars. We'll tell you more about it when we get towards the end of the show, and then right after the news, it'll be interesting to hear what Glenn is talking about on the Glenn Beck show in just a few moments. But first. Yeah. Very serious. Murder trial in Charlottesville that started yesterday with jury selection and Stephen Benjamin is a Richmond attorney past president of the national association of criminal defense, lawyers and always a straight shooter with us here on the program wanted to ask you Steven Steven has you heard the reports.
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"Us troops are search for bo bergvall or testifying at his sentencing hearing today npr's greg maris at the courthouse in fort bragg north carolina where a judge could give up to life in prison to the army sergeant who walked off the military post in afghanistan former soldier jonathan morita says he was shot in the hand when a search for the missing bird doll turned into a firefight with the taleban in two thousand nine morita says he's been short tempered in the year since in that anger is quote directed toward one person he didn't give a name but when he walked off the witness stand he cast a withering stare at bird doll who was seated at the defendant's table bernal has pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy as part of the sentencing hearing this week current and former military members have testified about the high risk searches that followed his disappearance greg mary npr news fort bragg north carolina on wall street the dow closed up seventy one points the nasdaq was down seven points today this is npr the united auto workers union announced day it's filed a complaint against electric vehicle maker tesla according to reuters the uaw lodging unfair labor practices against the company on behalf of terminated workers the charges were filed of the national labor relations board oakland california office tussle in october fired four hundred employees including associates team leaders and supervisors the uaw does not represent workers at tesla which claims the filing is an organizing tactic in all our be in late august filed a complaint against tesla saying it found merit in former workers complaints twitter says it will ban a pair of russian state media organizations from advertising on the microbe logging platform send bureaux miles parks reports today's announcement comes ahead of a muchanticipated hearing on capitol hill twitter says effective immediately it will no longer allow russia today or sputnik news to pay to promote their content both agencies are controlled by the russian government and are widely considered arms of the russian propaganda machine.
"united auto workers union" Discussed on Freakonomics
"The german auto firm volkswagen found out a few years back when it opened a factory in chattanooga tennessee by the way this was before vw is emissions scandal or the accusations of collusion between vw and other german carmakers which by the way if you even a little bit cynical you might think could help explain a good bit of the german economic miracle since cheating and winning do often travel in the same direction but that's not the story were telling right now the story we're telling right now is about went vw came to chatanooga to make cars vw as german ownership has made it clear it wants a germanstyle works council that involves workers and management at the chatanooga platt to negotiate employee concerns both the united auto workers union and the american council of employees union have both come up with plans to work through their versions of a german style works council type of labor agreement would be historic in this country so far so good the labor unions were up four copying the german model but tennessee's political leadership which historically has not been union friendly did not like this idea one bit senator bob corker says volkswagen would become a laughingstock if it partners with united auto workers or her called it incomprehensible that volkswagen management invited uaw ford discussions and he's not the only one upset governor bill has some says discussions with you a w have hindered business recruitment in tennessee there is no question that um if the uaw comes in there area will impact arbil leader of as the plan was ultimately ditched the princeton economist ave reinhard says that considering the recent history of american auto manufacturing including its bankruptcies these politicians concerns about american labor unions may not be unfounded whether way i put it to a freshman of prince is.