Morning Minutes: Automakers want UAW pay tiers, MU Health Care designated for high-level stroke care

MM 3-24-15
Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) General Motors, Joe Shlabotnik/Flickr, and MU Health Care

Here are this morning’s top business headlines from across Missouri:

GM and Ford consider asking UAW for lower U.S. pay tier

General Motors and Ford Motor Company are considering asking the United Auto Workers union for a new tier of lower-paid workers as part of upcoming contract negotiations, a decision that would affect both GM’s Wentzville assembly plant and Ford’s factory in Claycomo.

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Tenet Healthcare enters outpatient surgery joint venture

Tenet Healthcare, the Dallas-based hospital chain operating St. Louis University Hospital and Des Peres Hospital, entered a joint venture with United Surgical Partners International to create the largest outpatient surgery center network in the U.S.

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Automotive logistics firm MetroGistics finalizes merger

St. Louis-based automotive logistics provider MetroGistics completed its merger with McNutt Automotive Logistics in west central Missouri. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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MU Health Care designated a Level 1 stroke center

MU Health Care became just the tenth Level 1 stroke center in the state as designated by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the highest rating a hospital can receive for such treatment.

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U.S. Soccer village will go before Wyandotte County commissioners

A development agreement for a joint project between the U.S. Soccer Federation and Sporting Club Kansas City is set to be proposed Thursday to commissioners with the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kan. The proposal totals 170 acres and includes U.S. Soccer’s National Training and Coaching Development Center.

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