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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.
United Auto Workers Local 551 invites community members to come learn about the union at an upcoming educational event.
Local auto manufacturers and parts suppliers took shorter breaks this summer, so that production could keep pace with revved up sales.
CHICAGO | The nation’s improved economy and the sales of Police Interceptors has the Ford Chicago Assembly plant working at maximum capacity.
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.
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.
Ford Motor Co. is providing a $250 competitiveness bonus to its UAW hourly workforce for helping the automaker meet internal goals.
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.
Union workers at Ford Motor Co.'s Chicago Assembly Plant voted down a four-year tentative contract agreement, a union official said Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
Ford Motor Co. and the United Auto Workers were planning to bargain for a new contract past the scheduled contract expiration Wednesday.
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.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | An official from United Auto Workers international visited Ford Motor Co.'s Chicago Stamping Plant here Tuesday to talk with local union leaders and employees.
Ford Motor Co. plans to hire 7,000 new hourly and salaried employees within the next two years for jobs in U.S. cities including Chicago, the company said Monday.
SPRINGFIELD | A new influx of cash is headed to a manufacturing plant in northern Illinois that many had thought was close to shutting its doors.
Unionized workers voted overwhelmingly in favor of a strike Sunday after working nearly five months without a contract at a Hammond plant.
Brunswick Elementary School students who attended the awards ceremony for the Pay It Forward essay contest winners are shown. From left to right are Darrien Boyd, Aaliyah Hall, Maia Smith and Dennisia Ford. There were 11 winners from the Gary school.
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