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  • Racial bias in the UAW revived, says Lawrence Collins, after the 1970 death of longtime union president Walter Reuther, shown here with Rev. Martin Luther King at a 1963 meeting of black leaders in New York. (AP photo)

    Racism and rackets in the union: an open letter to UAW members

  • Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

    SCANLON: The UAW isn't dead despite VW loss in Chattanooga

    After their recent defeat at Volkswagen's Chattanooga, Tenn., plant, is it over for the United Auto Workers? Don't be too sure.

  • News briefs from around Tennessee at 1:58 a.m. EST

    The United Auto Workers on Friday challenged last week's close vote by workers at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., that rejected the UAW's bid to represent them.

  • In this Feb. 14, 2014, photo, United Auto Workers President Bob King discusses the union's  712-626 defeat in an election at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn. The UAW on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, filed an objection with the National Labor Relations Board seeking to vacate the result and order a new election. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)

    UAW appeals Volkswagen workers' rejection in Tenn.

    The United Auto Workers on Friday challenged last week's close vote by workers at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., that rejected the UAW's bid to represent them.

  • Protesters rally outside The Theodore Levin United States Courthouse in Detroit, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. The city of Detroit for months has disclosed the awful condition of its finances. Now it’s up to a judge to determine if the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history really can go forward. An unusual trial starts Wednesday, pitting Detroit’s emergency manager and his legal team against unions and pension funds that claim the city isn’t qualified to scrub its books clean under Chapter 9 bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    EDITORIAL: No keys to the factory

    Detroit lies in a shambles, in large part owing to the greed of the automobile unions. The United Auto Workers once helped autoworkers achieve the good life, but then brought the Motor City to ruin with unreasonable demands. Now it's looking to move into the South to recover relevance.

  • POWER: Adrian Leslie and other employees at Volkswagen's new plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., could help determine the future of the UAW. (Associated Press)

    'Transplant' laborers may put brakes on UAW drive in right-to-work states

    A United Auto Workers drive to organize workers at the Volkswagen Passat plant in Tennessee is turning into a critical battle in labor's drive to breach the wall of foreign automakers who have flocked to the American South and other right-to-work states in recent years to open nonunion plants.

  • Illustration Union Bailout by John Camejo for The Washington Times

    FEULNER: Obama's union bailout

    We all know how the Obama administration likes to portray the auto bailout: A generous infusion of money enabled the government to save General Motors and Chrysler. Jobs that otherwise would have disappeared were rescued by this taxpayer-funded largesse.

  • **FILE** This photo from April 21, 2009, shows American flags flying outside General Motors' world headquarters in Detroit. (Associated Press)

    General Motors workers ratify new labor contract

    Factory workers at General Motors have overwhelmingly approved 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.

  • "The auto industry is back. General Motors and the UAW are working together to create jobs in America," United Auto Workers President Bob King (right, with union Vice President Joe Ashton) said Tuesday in Detroit. (Associated Press)

    UAW contract with GM keeps jobs in U.S.

    A new four-year contract deal between the United Auto Workers and General Motors Co. will add or keep 6,400 jobs in the U.S. but will keep GM's costs in check by offering buyouts to longtime workers and replacing them with lower-wage hires.

  • Joe Ashton is vice president of the United Auto Workers, which was trying to nail down the terms of a new contract with the Big Three automakers in Detroit. Talks were going down to the wire. (Associated Press)

    Post-bailout auto labor talks go down to the wire

    Negotiators for the United Auto Workers union and Detroit's Big Three automakers labored into the night Wednesday in a bid to avoid production disruptions and clinch their first labor agreement since the $80 billion government bailouts of General Motors Corp. and Chrysler two years ago.

  • **FILE** In this Oct. 7, 2008. file photo, United Auto Workers president Ron Gettelfinger talks to reporters in Detroit.

    LENNOX: Corporate excess bad, union robbery of kids just dandy

    Under the administration of President Obama and the former Democratic majority in both houses of Congress, it was fashionable to engage in class warfare and attack anything viewed as corporate excess.

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