The narrative on many union issues is now shaped on Facebook and Twitter, where dissident views can snowball into rejection of the labor agreements that negotiators have been working to reach.
The UAW's board met for three hours Friday afternoon, and a source briefed on the discussion said Jones remained in his role as president.
GM, the UAW's choice to lead contract negotiations this year, presents the toughest challenge for the union but also the most opportunity to win gains for its members.
Ford has lagged competitors in getting into the electric vehicle market. Now it's getting serious.
The FBI raided the home of the union's sitting president as contracts with the Detroit 3 are set to expire.
The new Lincoln Aviator just launched to rave reviews, and the Corsair (a redesign of the MKC) is on the way this fall. Including the Navigator and Nautilus, the brand will have overhauled the core of its lineup in short order.
The automaker says that, by the end of 2020, the average showroom age of its vehicles will drop from 5.7 years to 3.3 as it replaces three-quarters of its products.
Ford's product rollout started this year with the new Ranger midsize pickup and redesigned Explorer and Escape crossovers. It continues next year with two of the most anticipated debuts in recent memory: the Bronco SUV and a Mustang-inspired battery-electric crossover.
The luxury brand has tweaked the program to make it more flexible after months of discussion with its dealers.
As part of a $1 billion overhaul for robots and new tooling, more than 11,000 workers transformed the Chicago Assembly Plant in just 30 days in preparation for the redesigned Explorer.