contract talks http://michiganradio.org en University of Detroit-Mercy faculty protest as contract negotiations drag on http://michiganradio.org/post/university-detroit-mercy-faculty-protest-contract-negotiations-drag <p>Faculty at the University of Detroit Mercy say the university is “going backward” in ongoing contract negotiations.</p><p>Some U of D professors protested at an event attended by the school’s President Monday.</p><p>The two sides have been bargaining since late last year. Just last month, the university gave notice that it may invoke a clause to “terminate or modify” the current faculty contract in late September.</p><p>Faculty union President and Associate Professor of Physics Prasad Venugopal said faculty members are “very concerned” about that possibility.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 15:08:50 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 14151 at http://michiganradio.org University of Detroit-Mercy faculty protest as contract negotiations drag on Detroit City Council rejects proposed union contract terms, 5-4 http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-city-council-rejects-proposed-union-contract-terms-5-4 <p align="LEFT">The Detroit City Council has rejected a proposal to impose new contract terms on most city employees.</p><p align="LEFT">Mayor Dave Bing asked for the changes, which include a 10-percent pay cut and major work rule changes.</p><p align="LEFT">City officials say Detroit&rsquo;s consent agreement with the state allows them to impose the terms even without the council&#39;s approval.</p><p align="LEFT"> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 17:21:17 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 8309 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit City Council rejects proposed union contract terms, 5-4 UAW and Chrysler temporarily halt contract talks http://michiganradio.org/post/uaw-and-chrysler-temporarily-halt-contract-talks <p>Top officials with the <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/term/united-auto-workers">United Auto Workers</a>&nbsp;are briefing local union leaders on contract talks with <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/term/chrysler">Chrysler</a> today, after negotiators were unable to come to an agreement over the weekend.</p><p>A statement from Chrysler says talks ended this morning so the UAW could meet with its National Council.</p><p>Chrysler&nbsp;is the last of the Detroit Three to reach a tentative contract with the UAW.&nbsp; General Motors workers&nbsp;last week&nbsp;ratified a <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/lansing-michigan-little-jubilation-over-uaw-general-motors-deal">new four-year contract</a> by a margin of two-to-one.</p><p>Ford workers are voting this week on a <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/ford-and-uaw">new contract</a>.</p><p>Both the contract at Ford and General Motors provide for a pay increase for the company&#39;s entry-level workers.</p><p>But Chrysler has many more of the entry-level workers than Ford and GM.&nbsp; Chrysler CEO <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/term/sergio-marchionne">Sergio Marchionne</a> has called the pay increase at Ford and GM &quot;overly generous.&quot; Mon, 10 Oct 2011 15:43:43 +0000 Tracy Samilton 4511 at http://michiganradio.org UAW and Chrysler temporarily halt contract talks GM, UAW to announce details of tentative contract on Tuesday http://michiganradio.org/post/gm-uaw-announce-details-tentative-contract-tuesday <p>Contract talks between the United Auto Workers and Chrysler and Ford continue this week, after GM became the first to settle on the terms of a tentative agreement with the union, late Friday.</p><p>Officials with the union and the automaker will release details of the contract on Tuesday at an 11:00 a.m. press conference.</p><p>The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press report that the GM contract probably includes a signing bonus for workers if they agree to the deal, and a pay increase for entry-level workers.</p><p>Plus, GM is expected to agree to add more jobs in the U.S.</p> Mon, 19 Sep 2011 16:21:03 +0000 Tracy Samilton 4206 at http://michiganradio.org GM, UAW to announce details of tentative contract on Tuesday UAW contract talks to be extended at Ford Motor Company http://michiganradio.org/post/uaw-contract-talks-be-extended-ford-motor-company <p>The deadline for Detroit automakers and the United Auto Workers&rsquo; union is fast approaching.&nbsp;</p><p>But contract talks could be extended past the deadline of this Wednesday &ndash; especially at Ford.&nbsp;</p><p>Ford is the only company that faces the possibility of a strike this time, because of agreements made during GM and Chrysler&rsquo;s bankruptcies.</p><p>UAW President Bob King says a strike is not the goal.</p><p>But some union dissidents think a strike could happen.</p><p>Gary Walkowicz&nbsp; is a bargaining committeeman at&nbsp;UAW Local 600 in Dearborn.</p> Tue, 13 Sep 2011 04:10:34 +0000 Tracy Samilton 4127 at http://michiganradio.org