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Ford and UAW bolster Motown Museum expansion

Ford and UAW-Ford are the lead donors in Motown Museum’s (US) $50 million expansion with a (US) $6 million investment to fund Ford Motor Company Theater as a state-of-the-art performance centre.

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UAW boss backs Ford plan

He recommends that members vote for concessions and points out that the union was able to preserve base pay, keep current health benefits and pensions and prevent further plant closures.

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U.S. auto bailout talks collapse

A $14 billion (U.S.) emergency bailout for U.S. automakers collapsed in the Senate Thursday night after the United Auto Workers refused to accede to Republican demands for swift wage cuts.

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U.S. auto workers agree to concessions

Worried about their jobs and warned that the cost of failure could be a depression, hundreds of leaders of the United Auto Workers voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to make concessions to the struggling

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Bankruptcy not an option: GM

A top executive of General Motors Corp. said Wednesday bankruptcy isn't a viable option, as the United Auto Workers braced for a decision on contract concessions to the endangered Detroit Three.

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U.S. auto workers to hold emergency meeting

Local United Auto Workers leaders from across the country will hold an emergency meeting in Detroit on Wednesday to discuss concessions the union could make to help auto companies get government loans

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UAW health deal may be changed

The union contract hailed as the deal to save Detroit automakers a year ago is in danger of coming undone in the face of the industry's push to secure the federal bailout it now sees as its best bet t

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Tiger Woods left holding the bag

General Motors Corp. is cutting ties with golfer Tiger Woods and will seek more changes to work rules in the automaker's continuing efforts to save cash and survive.

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GM to announce more production cuts

General Motors Corp. will extend its holiday shutdown or make other production cuts at up to 10 factories as it deals with a continued U.S. auto sales slump and fights to stay solvent.

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U.S. auto makers plead for help from lawmakers

The leaders of General Motors, Ford, Chrysler and the president of the United Auto Workers union came to Capitol Hill Thursday to discuss billions of dollars more in financial help for the companies,

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GM, Chrysler merger worries union

United Auto Workers President Ron Gettelfinger said Friday he is very concerned that more workers could lose their jobs if General Motors Corp.'s talks to acquire Chrysler LLC come to fruition.

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Strike closes GM plant in Kansas

Members of a United Auto Workers union local went on strike Monday at General Motors' Fairfax facility – hitting a plant that churns out GM's popular Malibu sedan.