AAM, UAW plan to return to negotiations
According to an Associated Press report, UAW and American Axle and Manufacturing Holdings Inc. will return to negotiations April 9.
Full bargaining teams for the United Auto Workers and American Axle and Manufacturing Holdings Inc. will return to negotiations April
The resumption of talks came fater a meeting April 7 between UAW president Ron Gettelfinger and CEO Richard Dauch. Details of the meeting weren't released. Top negotiators for both sides will meet today (April 8) and full teams will bargain on April 9, company spokeswoman Renee Rogers said.
The strike against the auto-parts maker has forced General Motors Corp. to cut production across the nation. But Monday, GM confirmed it would restart pickup truck plants in Fort Wayne, Ind., and Oshawa, Ontario , that had been closed since late February because of the strike.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey