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Union ends strike after reaching agreement with Lear

HAMMOND | A tentative agreement has ended a strike at the Lear Corp. automotive seat factory in Hammond, a day after workers walked off the job.

September 14, 2014 11:00 pm
Hundreds of workers on strike at Lear Corp. plant

Hundreds of workers on strike at Lear Corp. plant

HAMMOND | Hundreds of workers demanding higher wages walked off the job Saturday at the Lear Corp. plant in Hammond that makes automotive seats, beginning a strike that may affect a major Ford assembly plant in Chicago.

September 13, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Lear, UAW contract talks 'coming to a head'

Lear, UAW contract talks 'coming to a head'

HAMMOND | A local union says its negotiations with Lear Corp. are "coming to a head," and a potential walk-out could result in a massive disruption for the local automotive industry. 

September 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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United Auto Workers authorize Lear strike

United Auto Workers authorize Lear strike

HAMMOND | United Auto Workers Local 2235 has voted to authorize a strike at the Lear Corp. seat factory if a new contract cannot be reached.

August 21, 2014 5:00 am

United Auto Workers plan to increase dues

The United Auto Workers union wants to boost dues by 25 percent to rebuild its strike fund before entering into contractor negotiations next year.

May 30, 2014 5:00 am
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February 21, 2014 12:00 am
Ford celebrates assembly line

Ford celebrates assembly line

CHICAGO | Back when a car was still more of a gee-whiz invention than a household staple, workers hand-built vehicles one at a time by moving down rows of sawhorses and installing parts at each station.

October 07, 2013 5:15 pm Video Photos

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United Auto Workers Local 551 planning community event

United Auto Workers Local 551 invites community members to come learn about the union at an upcoming educational event.

July 31, 2013 7:00 pm
Automakers, parts suppliers take shorter summer breaks

Automakers, parts suppliers take shorter summer breaks

Local auto manufacturers and parts suppliers took shorter breaks this summer, so that production could keep pace with revved up sales.

July 28, 2013 11:19 pm Photos

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Chicago Ford plant operating at capacity

CHICAGO | The nation’s improved economy and the sales of Police Interceptors has the Ford Chicago Assembly plant working at maximum capacity.

May 24, 2013 5:00 pm

Auto industry improvement boosting Hammond parts supplier

A Hammond automobile parts supplier plans to add a third working shift as a result of Ford Motor Co.'s plans to do the same at its Chicago Assembly Plant.

April 23, 2012 7:00 pm

Chicago Stamping Plant local ratifies local agreement

Union employees at Ford Motor Co.'s Chicago Stamping Plant ratified a local labor contract Thursday after negotiators reached an agreement earlier in the month.

March 30, 2012 3:15 pm

Ford pays hourly worker bonus, restores dividend

Ford Motor Co. is providing a $250 competitiveness bonus to its UAW hourly workforce for helping the automaker meet internal goals.

December 09, 2011 10:28 am

Chicago Stamping Plant also rejects Ford contract

A second Chicago-area United Auto Workers local voted down a proposed four-year bargaining agreement Ford Motor Co. and union negotiators reached Oct. 4.

October 14, 2011 2:30 pm

Ford workers reject tentative pact

Union workers at Ford Motor Co.'s Chicago Assembly Plant voted down a four-year tentative contract agreement, a union official said Thursday.

October 13, 2011 6:30 pm
Ford, UAW deal could land thousands of jobs

Ford, UAW deal could land thousands of jobs

Ford Motor Co. said it could add a third shift at the Chicago Assembly Plant as part of a commitment to add 5,750 new jobs companywide following a tentative contract agreement reached last week with the United Auto Workers.

October 09, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Ford, UAW deal could land thousands of jobs

Ford, UAW deal could land thousands of jobs

Ford Motor Co. said it could add a third shift at the Chicago Assembly Plant as part of a commitment to add 5,750 new jobs companywide following a tentative contract agreement reached Tuesday with the United Auto Workers.

October 04, 2011 4:00 pm Photos

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General Motors workers ratify new labor contract

DETROIT | Factory workers at General Motors have voted overwhelmingly to approve a new four-year contract with the company that has profit-sharing instead of pay raises for most workers and promises thousands of new jobs.

September 28, 2011 3:30 pm
UAW, automakers continue talks

UAW, automakers continue talks

Ford Motor Co. and the United Auto Workers were planning to bargain for a new contract past the scheduled contract expiration Wednesday.

September 14, 2011 2:45 pm Photos

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UAW locals approve Ford strike authorization

Hourly union workers at Chicago-area United Auto Workers locals have voted to authorize a strike against Ford Motor Co. if a new deal isn't reached within the next few weeks.

September 01, 2011 4:00 pm Related
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