Labor

Clinton, if elected, plans to renegotiate NAFTA, UAW chief says

1:56 pm U.S. ET | July 26, 2016

UAW President Dennis Williams said Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has assured him she would renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement if she is elected president. The UAW wants an updated treaty to help foster stronger unions in Mexico, where many automakers operate factories.... Read More »

Suspect in shooting of 2 UAW officials in Chicago pleads not guilty to attempted murder

5:00 pm U.S. ET | July 21, 2016

The man who allegedly shot two UAW local officials outside of a union hall in Chicago was charged with eight counts of attempted murder. William Cowart, 50, was also charged last week with two counts of aggravated battery and two counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm.... Read More »

VW labor chief expects tough talks over savings, strategy

July 21, 2016 16:27 CET

Volkswagen Group's efficiency drive at its namesake brand is paying off, but talks over further savings and strategy changes will be tough, said Bernd Osterloh, the automaker's labor boss, who added that the talks, which are due to resume next week, will not be without "tensions."... Read More »

Wage discontent simmers at suppliers

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 17, 2016

Automotive suppliers are finding themselves in the crosshairs of wage issues this year as the industry continues to expand and seek look lower costs.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Made in USA? It's complicated

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2016

Made in USA? Snyder: It's complicated; Calif. rejects VW plan to fix 3-liter diesels; GM averts shutdowns; Tesla yanks buyback guarantee; Hyundai strike ahead; Cost of dual rules.... Read More »

Hyundai's Korean workers vote for strike

July 14, 2016 11:29 CET

Hyundai's unionized workers in South Korea voted to go on strike for a fifth year in a row after wage talks broke down, adding to the automaker's troubles as it battles a sales slowdown.... Read More »

GM's latest innovation is a real grabber

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

Honda and Toyota have their promotional robots, Asimo and Partner, to show off each company's engineering expertise. But a General Motors innovation - the RoboGlove - is headed to production and could prove handy to production line workers and medical patients overcoming muscle injuries.... Read More »

Unifor loses organizing vote at 2 Toyota plants in Ontario

4:15 pm U.S. ET | June 30, 2016

Maintenance workers at two Toyota assembly plants in Ontario voted against unionization, in a recruiting setback for Unifor, one of Canada's biggest unions. The secret-ballot voting took place last Friday and Monday at Toyota's Cambridge and Woodstock plants in Ontario. Unifor's director of organizing said 278 workers voted against union representation, while 238 were in favor.... Read More »

Leoni to cut 1,100 jobs at car-wiring division

June 30, 2016 15:04 CET

Leoni will cut about 1,100 jobs this year at its division that makes cable harnesses and wiring systems for the auto industry and expects the retrenchments to boost annual earnings from 2017, the company said.... Read More »

Daimler's pension fund gets 1.8 billion euro Renault-Nissan stake

June 29, 2016 17:07 CET

Daimler topped up its German pension scheme by transferring a stake in Renault-Nissan worth about 1.8 billion euros ($2 billion) to the fund.... Read More »

Canadian auto industry's future at stake in labor talks, Unifor chief says

3:06 pm U.S. ET | June 28, 2016

Ask Unifor President Jerry Dias what’s at stake in upcoming labor negotiations with the Detroit 3 automakers, and he’ll say it’s nothing less than the future of the Canadian auto industry.... Read More »

UAW members unanimously ratify contract with supplier Sakthi

11:54 am U.S. ET | June 28, 2016

UAW workers at aluminum castings supplier Sakthi Automotive Group unanimously agreed to their first collectively bargained contract.... Read More »

BMW workers don 'Iron Man' suit

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 26, 2016

BMW experiments with an exoskeletal device to fight U.S. worker fatigue.... Read More »

UAW cancels strike after tentative agreement reached with supplier Sakthi

1:00 pm U.S. ET | June 24, 2016

The UAW and aluminum castings supplier Sakthi Automotive Group agreed on Thursday to a tentative labor agreement after the union earlier this week threatened a strike.... Read More »

UAW says VW reneged on deal to recognize union at Tenn. plant

5:45 pm U.S. ET | June 22, 2016

A top UAW official said Volkswagen walked back on a promise to recognize the union at the automaker’s Chattanooga plant -- and the union says it has a document to prove it.... Read More »

UAW set to strike Monday at Sakthi Automotive in Detroit

12:51 pm U.S. ET | June 22, 2016

Union employees plan to strike at aluminum castings supplier Sakthi Automotive Group Inc. USA in Detroit for what they say are unfair labor practices.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Retailers fall short in cybersecurity

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2016

Dealerships fall short in cybersecurity; BMW makes push for tech partners; VW responds to Winterkorn probe; Report: Mitsubishi expects net loss; Tesla tops with talent, survey finds.... Read More »

More and more, CEO pay is linked to stock

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2016

Outgoing Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. CEO Roy Armes topped the list of the 42 highest paid CEOs at publicly traded U.S.-based automotive companies in 2015.... Read More »

ANALYSIS

Investors seeking VW reform may be disappointed at annual meeting

June 20, 2016 14:08 CET

Investors hungry for reform at Volkswagen Group after its emissions scandal may be disappointed at the carmaker's annual meeting on Wednesday.... Read More »

Dealers claim victory after U.S. Supreme Court vacates service adviser overtime ruling

11:41 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2016

Auto dealers claimed victory today after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a lower court's decision that dealership service advisers are eligible for overtime pay under U.S. labor law. In a 6-2 vote, the high court today vacated a 2015 ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that service advisers are eligible for overtime pay.... Read More »

How we keep score

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2016

To examine compensation trends for CEOs and other select executives, Automotive News asked Equilar Inc., an executive compensation data firm, to compile and analyze pay data from corporate filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.... Read More »

Mitsubishi takes $480 million charge for mileage fraud

June 17, 2016 10:45 CET

Mitsubishi said it will book a charge of 50 billion yen ($480 million) this fiscal year to compensate buyers for manipulating fuel-efficiency ratings, as it admits to falsifying test data for 20 models that it sold in the past decade.... Read More »

Obituaries

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 13, 2016

Marc Stepp, the first African-American to lead bargaining for the union at a Detroit automaker, died June 3. He played a crucial role in securing Chrysler's $1.5 billion in federal loan guarantees from Congress in 1980.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Ford's answer to German luxury

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 10, 2016

Ford Fusion Sport to battle German luxury cars; Benz tops BMW; Ghosn pay fallout; GM hires in Canada, union chief talks strikes; Toyota airbag disclosure; When Mr. Ford met Mr. Hockey.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Making road a smarter place

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2016

Making road a smarter place: BMW CEO on AI, Google exec looks to flying cars, Bosch's vision of safe travel; Boler-Davis head of GM global manufacturing; UAW and Tesla?; Kia plant deal.... Read More »

 
Delphi, Mobileye deal may hasten decline of car brands

Christiaan Hetzner
7:58 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29 2016

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Ghosn's life-changing post-Christmas offer

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:37 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22 2016

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Carlos Ghosn's powers of persuasion are very hard to resist, Nissan Brazil's current boss learned on Dec. 26. 2011. ...
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Automakers face uncertainty over key Chinese government policies

Yang Jian
6:24 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19 2016

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Auto executives in China are worried these days. ...
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Confessions of a diesel junkie


12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3 2016

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My plan to someday drive off into the sunset in a diesel-powered car at the conclusion of my career ...
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VW brand suffers most as car sales fall 2% in Europe's top 5 markets in July
VW brand car sales fell steeply in Europe's top five markets in July as the automaker continued to s ...
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Lada defies Russian market slump with new Western-style cars
Lada bucked the Russia's steep slump with a 4 percent rise in sales last month in a market down 17 p ...
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UK car sales flat in July amid signs of a consumer slowdown
British new-car sales were flat in July but demand from private consumers fell, suggesting a hit to ...
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Western Europe sales fall 2% in first monthly decline since 2013
New-car sales in western Europe fell 2 percent in July, the first monthly decline since August 2013, ...
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German car sales fell 3.9% in July as VW Group takes big hit
New-car sales in Germany fell 3.9 percent in July on fewer selling days, with VW Group brands suffer ...
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Italy car sales growth slows to 2.9% in July
New-car sales in Italy grew by 2.9 percent in July -- less than the double-digit growth recorded in ...
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French new-car sales plunged nearly 10% in July
French car sales fell 9.6 percent in July on fewer selling days with PSA and VW Group suffering stee ...
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Europe's first-half sales growth beats predictions, but Brexit could slow surge
Europe's first-half car sales grew by a stronger-than-expected 9.1 percent with nearly every automak ...
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European June car sales slow as Brexit vote reduces confidence
European car-sales growth slowed to 6.5 percent in June as the British vote on exiting the EU weighe ...
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Russia car sales fall 13% in June
Russian car sales fell 13 percent in June as an economic crisis driven by low oil prices and Western ...
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Bentley recruits new sales chief from VW's Seat
Bentley named Andreas Offermann from VW Group's Seat brand as its new sales and marketing chief as t ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Audi lures Volvo exec to lead electrics unit
Audi has hired former high-ranking Volvo executive Thomas Mueller to be its head of electrics/electr ...
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Volkswagen Group appoints China chief for VW brand
VW Group appointed veteran manager Stephan Woellenstein to the newly created position of CEO for the ...
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Ford promotes UK exec Periam to Europe finance chief
Ford executive Will Periam is the new chief financial officer of the automaker's European subsidiary ...
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Ex-Mini design chief Warming joins Chinese-backed Borgward
Borgward, a German brand that has been revived with Chinese backing, has recruited Mini's former des ...
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PSA names new Peugeot, China, Europe chiefs
PSA Group named new chiefs for its Peugeot brand and for its Europe and China regions. ...
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Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief
Daimler named Britta Seeger as global sales and marketing head of Mercedes cars. ...
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BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief
BMW has appointed Markus Duesmann, its former Formula One powertrain boss and current engine guru, t ...
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales wil ...
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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
Seat, which recently returned to profitability after years of losses, expects to further strengthen ...
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
Ford says it will target premium rivals including the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 with its new European f ...
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
Cadillac aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new XT5 below German premium ...
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
Alfa Romeo claims its new Giulia has better driving dynamics than rivals such as the BMW 3 series be ...
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
Suzuki has boosted fuel economy in its new Baleno hatchback by using a mild hybrid system for the fi ...
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
MG Motor, a Chinese-owned UK brand, is aiming its first SUV, the GS, at families looking for a budge ...
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
Maserati is embracing the boom in luxury SUV sales with the launch of its Levante crossover, which t ...
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
McLaren says that the 570GT is the first supercar it has produced that was not conceived primarily w ...
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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is e ...
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Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga
Bentley Bentayga production began in November 2015 at the brand's factory in Crewe, England. ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
Assembly of the fifth-generation Audi A4 began in July 2015 at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, Germany ...
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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