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Columbia Grad Assistants To Vote On Whether To Join Union

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The United Auto Workers may soon be coming to Columbia University to represent graduate teaching and research assistants.

The assistants will vote next month on whether to form a union affiliated with the UAW. 147 more words


Ford Oakville union pushes shorter pay grid as strike deadline looms

With negotiators in the Unifor-Ford contract talks “miles apart,” the union’s Oakville unit continues to push for a shorter pay grid for new hires, a source familiar with the negotiations said Thursday. 487 more words

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Landmark Center gallery revisits Ford plant's final years

The Twin Cities Assembly Plant and its workers are the focus of a special photo exhibition hosted by St. Paul’s Landmark Center through Nov. 27. 477 more words


Bobby Kasper: Solidarity is alive and thriving in St. Paul

Last month at the East Side Freedom Library, I joined a roundtable discussion with historians, artists, trade unionists and community activists on the subject of solidarity. 494 more words

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Ford will build revived Bronco, Ranger in Michigan

For the last little while, Ford has been toying with the idea of re-introducing the Bronco and Ranger to North America – and now, we might actually have a solid confirmation. 177 more words


Unifor strike threat worries local supplier

One of the region’s biggest auto parts suppliers fears it will be forced to lay off workers if General Motors and Unifor fail to reach a tentative contract agreement ahead of a strike deadline of midnight Monday. 455 more words

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UAW wage gains may set pattern for Canadian autoworkers

When he announced that General Motors would be the lead company in the negotiations for more than 20,000 Detroit Three hourly workers, Unifor president Jerry Dias said investment in GM’s Oshawa and St. 608 more words

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