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NLRB Certifies Election and Right to Proceed and Bargain

Collective bargaining is the process in which a group of workers comes together and negotiates the terms of their contracts with one voice. Making their demands, together.

UAW Navistar members have voted to ratify a new six-year contract. The UAW negotiating team secured significant economic and benefit improvements including the elimination of all tiered wages, profit sharing, pension plan improvements, and a “no closing agreement” which includes language to retain the contract if the company is sold or merged.

The agreement covers Navistar Local 6 and 2293 in Melrose Park; Local 472 in Atlanta; Local 119 in Dallas; Local 1872 in York, PA and Local 402 and 658 in Springfield, Ohio.

Last week was a bad week for autoworkers and the future of our domestic industry. On Nov. 26, General Motors (GM) announced its decision to halt production at the Lordstown, Ohio, and Hamtramck, Mich., assembly plants, idling thousands of workers.

Last Friday, President Trump signed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), with promises that it would stop companies from closing U.S. factories and opening new ones in low-wage countries like Mexico...

In a special episode, AFL-CIO's Julie and Tim discuss plant closures at General Motors with longtime autoworker Brad Markell.

Monday, the UAW lodged a formal objection opposing GM's plan to close four American auto plants in 2019. The complaint objected to GM's unilateral decision on the future of those facilities, without the agreement of the UAW, required by the 2015 National Agreement.

From UAW.org:

GM Example Thumbs Its Nose at New NAFTA Before the Ink Dried

The following statement is from UAW President Gary Jones on the signing of the “New” NAFTA called USMCA:

All of the pro labor candidates in the Tulsa area of Oklahoma lost in the Oklahoma midterm elections except Denise Brewer. Oklahomans have once again doomed themselves to endentured servitude at the hands of large corporations. Jobs are a good thing, but good jobs with a seat at the bargaining table are a much better thing, and that was within the reach of Oklahoma workers in the 2018 midterm elections. Oklahomans, unfortunately, chose to continue to handcuff their own rights as workers by voting for non-labor friendly candidates.

Who are you voting for? UAW has a list of labor friendly candidates in your area.

November 6th, 2018 is the day to make changes in Oklahoma.

https://uawendorsements.org/

From Politico.com

Unions, citing ‘buyer’s remorse,’ score major win in Missouri