Labor News

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Unions differ on Korea trade pact

DETROIT - The United Auto Workers support for the U.S. Korea Free Trade Agreement has received a lot of "ink" in recent days as other unions have criticized the deal.

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UAW: Korean workers’ fight is our fight

The movement for global justice got a big lift this week, when the Hyundai Motor Co. found out its unjust treatment of autoworkers in South Korea will not go unnoticed in the U.S.

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Facebook page rejects automation

This week a group of Facebook users called for a "Robot Boycott."

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UAW workers cheer president but job woes persist

The thrill and excitement of having President Barack Obama at the Chicago Ford factory was tempered by continuing high unemployment figures, and worries that people won't be able to buy the new cars produced.

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Auto comeback celebrated, but there’s a cost

President Obama visited a General Motors in Hamtramck and a Chrysler plant in Detroit Friday to celebrate the auto companies' comeback - but the comback has come with a cost.

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We can win jobs if we fight for them, autoworkers tell U.S. Social Forum

DETROIT - United Auto Workers President Bob King brought a message to the U.S. Social Forum here: "The UAW will speak up for and lead the fight for all workers, regardless of whether they are in unions."

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New UAW president vows “social justice” unionism

United Auto Workers' new president, Bob King, pledges to fight for jobs and justice for all Americans.

UAW faces attacks like never before, says Gettelfinger

The UAW and its workers have been through a tumultuous period, as the 75-year-old union meets this week in Detroit.

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Jazz-blues opera brings ‘Forgotten’ labor history to life

In "Forgotten: The Murder at the Ford Rouge Plant," the story of unsung labor hero Lewis Bradford, Methodist minister and union organizer, comes to life in Michigan on March 26.

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Labor campaigns vs. NUMMI closure

Workers at the New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. (NUMMI) plant ratchet up pressure to keep the plant open despite Toyota's decision to shut it down in March.

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