How Obamacare could affect UAW negotiations

By Terry Bowman, The Detroit News

UAW contract renewals are always stressful on autoworkers. Both the union and the auto companies publicly position their goals, hoping to gain an advantage. Promises of jobs and investments from the manufacturers along with hardline union rhetoric keep workers anxious about the future.

As Talks Near, UAW Steels for Strike

By Christina Rogers and John D. Stoll, The Wall Street Journal

With about 100 days remaining on a four-year labor pact, United Auto Workers union locals are drawing up strike contingency plans to prepare members for potentially contentious negotiations with Detroit auto makers now awash in profits.