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Ford plans to double Mexico vehicle production, report says

3:42 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016

Ford plans to double vehicle production capacity in Mexico as the automaker focuses its U.S. assembly plants on more profitable pickups and utility vehicles, according to a report published Sunday.... Read More »

UAW was unprepared for social media influence on talks, Williams says

2:50 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2016

UAW President Dennis Williams said the union took away several lessons from its rocky 2015 negotiations with Detroit automakers -- chief among them being the influence of social media on members.... Read More »

PSA plans to cut 850 jobs at French factory, report says

Feb. 5, 2016 11:04 CET

PSA/Peugeot-Citroen plans to cut the night shift and 850 jobs at its Poissy factory near Paris to adapt to lower output levels as production of the Citroen C3 is moved to Slovakia next year, Reuters reported.... Read More »

GM worker dies at Ohio plant; U.S. investigating

12:06 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 4, 2016

Federal authorities are investigating the death of a General Motors worker at its Defiance, Ohio, casting operations plant this week.... Read More »

Ford will cut jobs in Europe to boost profits

Feb. 3, 2016 10:13 CET

Ford plans to cut white collar jobs in Europe to help lift its weak profitability in the region. Ford also said it plans to reduce its European manufacturing expenses by 7 percent.... Read More »

AutoNation cuts inventory, jobs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2016

AutoNation will trim marketing costs and vehicle inventory by about 10 percent from year-end levels. It already has cut jobs in light of increased discounting, plateauing sales and declining vehicle margins, all of which trimmed its fourth-quarter earnings.... Read More »

How GM saved itself from Flint water crisis

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 31, 2016

Thanks to its fortuitous location and some heads-up planning, GM was able to sidestep a crisis that has befallen everyone else in the city where it was born more than a century ago.... Read More »

New York port operations resume after brief work stoppage

6:12 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 29, 2016

Operations at New York and New Jersey's cargo terminals, one of the largest transfer points for new-vehicle shipments in the U.S., were being restored late Friday after more than a thousand longshoremen walked off the job earlier in the day.... Read More »

FCA to pay UAW workers up to $4,000 in profit sharing

12:39 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2016

UAW-represented Fiat Chrysler workers will receive profit-sharing checks of as much as $4,000 this year, 45 percent more than in 2015, the company said today.... Read More »

VW's top committee will meet Feb. 3 on emissions crisis, report says

Jan. 26, 2016 12:09 CET

VW's supervisory board executive panel, the automaker's top committee, will meet for the third time in three weeks on Feb. 3, as the automaker continues to grapple with a scandal over rigged diesel emissions tests, sources said.... Read More »

VW labor leader rejects efficiency drive at core brand

Jan. 25, 2016 10:36 CET

VW labor leader Bernd Osterloh has rejected a push by management for a big rise in productivity at the automaker's core brand and said planned structural changes were causing "unease" among workers, a report said.... Read More »

GM Lordstown plant faces strike threat from UAW locals

3:32 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2016

UAW locals 1112 and 1714, which represent GM workers who produce the Chevrolet Cruze in Lordstown, Ohio, are seeking authorization to strike if problems in local contract negotiations persist.... Read More »

PSA may start fresh union talks by end of March

Jan. 22, 2016 12:02 CET

PSA/Peugeot-Citroen could start talks with French unions on a new competitiveness plan by the end of March, Reuters reported. PSA said working methods and digitalization would be of future labor talks.... Read More »

U.S. Supreme Court to decide if service advisers must be paid overtime

11:26 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a dispute over whether service advisers must be paid overtime. Arguments before the court are expected this spring.... Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover named best place to work in UK, survey says

Jan. 16, 2016 06:01 CET

Jaguar Land Rover is the best large company to work for in the UK, according to a survey. The automaker, which has 35,000 employees in the UK, almost its entire global workforce, was ranked No. 1 among 400 businesses surveyed that employ more than 500 people in the country.... Read More »

Some FCA workers get bonus for plant ratings

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Two Fiat Chrysler plants in North America earned “bronze” status last month under the automaker's World Class Manufacturing ratings system - qualifying workers at one plant for a nice bonus, but not the other because of differences in their labor agreements.... Read More »

Mitsubishi abandons effort to sell U.S. plant to rival automaker

6:26 am U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2016

Mitsubishi Motors said today it has given up trying to find an automotive buyer for its sole assembly plant in the U.S.... Read More »

Honda R&D worker dies after being hit with forklift

3:14 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2016

Police said a Honda worker died after being hit in the head with a forklift at the company's Ohio r&d facility.... Read More »

Porsche union workers agree to concessions to produce electric car

12:11 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2015

Porsche workers have agreed to concessions worth several hundred million euros to secure production of an all-electric sports car at the manufacturer's biggest plant, a company spokesman said.... Read More »

VW refuses collective bargaining for Tenn. workers, UAW charges

11:17 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2015

The UAW said it filed charges against Volkswagen AG, claiming the company is refusing to enter into collective bargaining for a portion of workers at its assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tenn.... Read More »

UAW members ratify contract with steering parts supplier Nexteer

6:37 am U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2015

UAW-represented workers approved a new contract with Nexteer Automotive nearly two weeks after overwhelmingly rejecting a previous deal and engaging in a one-day strike.... Read More »

Nexteer's new tentative pact bumps up wages, reduces health care costs

3:29 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2015

A new tentative labor deal between Nexteer Automotive and the UAW secured higher wage gains for most workers and scrapped a controversial health care provision that was a major factor in the previous deal's overwhelming rejection and subsequent strike.... Read More »

NICK BUNKLEY

Looks like UAW members have sent another message to their leadership

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2015

More than 3,000 union members at Nexteer Automotive in mid-Michigan made a stunning show of solidarity last week when 97 percent of them voted down a proposed contract. if union leaders underestimated their members' anger and willingness to take a stand, it would be the third time in the past three months.... Read More »

UAW members resume work at auto supplier Nexteer's U.S. operations

9:16 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2015

Union workers at Nexteer Automotive's plant in Saginaw, Mich., returned to work today after reaching a tentative agreement on a new contract late Tuesday following a 20-hour strike, officials from the UAW said.... Read More »

NICK BUNKLEY

BLOG: UAW members send another loud message to their leadership

3:41 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2015

At a time when Americans seem more divided than ever, more than 3,000 union members at Nexteer Automotive in mid-Michigan made a stunning show of solidarity this week. Solidarity against the people running their union, that is.... Read More »

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