Negotiations between the United Auto Workers (UAW) and General Motors (GM) in 2007 created a new entity to provide retiree healthcare, a Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA). The agreement shifted the responsibility and the risk for retiree healthcare to the new VEBA trust. GM would provide a set amount of money for retiree health coverage and would no longer guarantee “defined benefits,” promises of specific retiree healthcare benefits, which the UAW had negotiated with GM over many years. After settling with GM, the UAW negotiated similar agreements with Ford and Chrysler.
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- Publisher:Yale School of Management
- Publication year:2008
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- Discipline: Compensation Management, Managing Conflict in the Workplace, Wellbeing, Health & Stress at Work
- Length:316 words
Region:Northern AmericaCountry:United States of AmericaOrganization Size:Originally Published In:2008). UAW VEBA. 08-035. New Haven, CT: Yale School of Management, Yale University. Retrieved from: http://vol09.cases.som.yale.edu/case-subscriber/uaw-veba, , , , & (Type:Online ISBN:9781526409171Copyright: Certain material used with permission of Yale School of Management. © 2008. All rights reserved