The United Auto Workers’s protest at U.S. Hyundai Motor Co. dealerships today is to show support for Korean workers, not to target the automaker’s U.S. employees for a membership drive, a union spokeswoman said.
Chrysler Group LLC Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne is pressing the United Auto Workers for a cheaper contract than his rivals, taking a hard-line stance that may push the talks into arbitration.
The United Auto Workers, bargaining a new contract for U.S. automakers, is turning to General Motors Co. to set the pattern for wages and benefits for the U.S. industry, said three people familiar with the discussions.
The United Auto Workers, bargaining a new contract with U.S. automakers, is seeking a signing bonus of as much as $10,000, more than three times higher than the payment workers received for endorsing the current accord, according to four people familiar with the proposal.
The United Auto Workers will seek early contract settlements in talks with the U.S. automakers this year, breaking a pattern of brinksmanship that stretches at least four decades, two people familiar with the plan said.