Labor

GM and Canada's Unifor remain 'miles apart,' strike possible, Dias says

1:37 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2016

General Motors and Canadian union Unifor remain "miles apart" on labor negotiations and could be facing a strike as Monday's deadline approaches, the union's chief said today. "As of now, we're clearly headed to a strike," Unifor President Jerry Dias said in an interview. "But it's early. I don't tend to panic."... Read More »

VW eyes autumn deal with labor on jobs, investments

11:32 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2016

Volkswagen said today it hoped to reach a deal with labor leaders in coming weeks that will set concrete targets for investments, products and jobs as it restructures the business following its diesel emissions scandal a year ago.... Read More »

UAW to support Unifor in talks with GM in Canada

7:53 am U.S. ET | Sept. 13, 2016

UAW President Dennis Williams said on Monday it will support Canada's unionized auto workers during contract talks with General Motors, but declined to say whether the UAW would refuse to work at GM plants in the event of a Canadian strike.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Chevy Bolt's range boast

8:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 13, 2016

Chevy Bolt's boast: More range than Tesla Model 3; UAW backs Unifor in GM talks; PSA eyes L.A.; Renesas' deeper dip into car chips; Ford audio play; Bentley, Lambo future product.... Read More »

JOHN IRWIN

Unifor goes toe-to-toe with General Motors in contract talks

1:29 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2016

Unifor certainly isn't taking the easy way out. In selecting General Motors on Tuesday as its target company for pattern negotiations, the union is setting itself up for a fight as the Sept. 19 deadline approaches.... Read More »

JOHN IRWIN

BLOG: Why Unifor picked a fight with GM

1:29 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2016

Unifor certainly isn't taking the easy way out. In selecting General Motors on Tuesday as its target company for pattern negotiations, the union is setting itself up for a fight as the Sept. 19 deadline approaches.... Read More »

GM selected as target of labor talks with Canada's Unifor

10:29 am U.S. ET | Sept. 6, 2016

Unifor selected General Motors as its target company as it continues negotiations with the Detroit 3 automakers, less than two weeks before its four-year labor contracts expire. Unifor represents about 23,000 Canadian auto workers employed by the Detroit 3.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Volvo digs deeper into self-driving

8:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 6, 2016

Volvo digs deeper into self-driving, strikes deal with Autoliv; VW-Navistar accord; GM settles last of bellwether cases; Unifor set to pick negotiation target; Jeep future product.... Read More »

Brampton upgrade in play in FCA-Unifor talks

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2016

Plans to update an aging paint shop at Brampton Assembly Plant are on the table.... Read More »

SPECIAL REPORT

In the Rust Belt, a former auto town turns to Trump

6:45 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2016

Muncie, Ind., was once a hub for transmission output. The term "Muncie transmission" is still used by hot rod enthusiasts when talking about gearboxes produced by GM in the 1960s. But deindustrialization and economic losses in the city have given rise to an anti-trade crusade that has many former working-class men in Muncie turning to Donald Trump for answers and a second chance.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: August U.S. sales winners, losers

8:15 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2016

August U.S. sales winners, losers; VW appeals order to bargain with UAW; Mitsubishi sites raided; Ford plant evacuated after fire; In California, credits versus car sales.... Read More »

VW appeals labor board decision on UAW union with U.S. federal court

Sept. 2, 2016 11:02 CET

Volkswagen Group said it has filed an appeal of a federal labor board decision on its dispute with the UAW union in Tennessee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia after the board sided with the UAW in the union's effort to get VW to negotiate wages and benefits for some hourly workers at a VW plant in the state.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Pushing recalls beyond snail mail

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

Pushing recall notices beyond snail mail; Mazda3, CX-3 callback; Tesla door-fix glitch?; VW ordered to bargain with UAW local; Child-safety honors for Audi, Lexus, Toyota models.... Read More »

VW ordered by U.S. labor board to bargain with UAW, skilled-trades workers at Tenn. plant

1:04 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2016

Volkswagen has been ordered by the National Labor Relations Board to begin bargaining with skilled-trades workers represented by the UAW at its Chattanooga plant.... Read More »

Unifor faces pension pressure from single-plant deal

2:13 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2016

Canada's autoworkers union will face additional pressure to accept less generous retirement benefits for new hires in contract talks due to a 2013 deal signed by workers at one General Motors plant, according to a top union official.... Read More »

Volvo will hire 400 engineers in high-tech push

Aug. 30, 2016 11:29 CET

Volvo will recruit about 400 new engineers over the coming year to bolster development efforts in safety technology, autonomous driving and electrification.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Another tragedy for Takata

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2016

Another Takata tragedy: Truck in fatal crash; Unifor strike vote; Cadillac boss on defense; Chase, TrueCar launch direct shopping, loan program; BMW, Chevy Olympics marketing gold.... Read More »

Canadian auto workers authorize Detroit 3 strike

8:07 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2016

Canadian auto workers represented by Unifor overwhelmingly authorized the union to strike the Detroit 3 should it fail to reach labor agreements with the automakers next month.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: VW's product pledge to dealers

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

VW said to pledge lower prices, broader lineup; No to Hyundai wage deal; Takata short list; Mazda recalls CX-7; Starting presses at FCA; Dog Day with Subaru, AutoTrader and Blake.... Read More »

VW labor boss suggests taking stakes in suppliers

Aug. 26, 2016 12:52 CET

Volkswagen Group should consider taking stakes in key suppliers, VW's labor boss said. His comments came after two partsmakers caused production stoppages at six of the automaker's German factories by refusing to deliver components.... Read More »

Hyundai's S. Korean union overwhelmingly rejects wage deal

1:42 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2016

Hyundai's unionized workers in South Korea overwhelmingly voted down a tentative wage deal reached with the automaker, signaling more strikes and production losses at its biggest manufacturing base.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Amazon accelerates in automotive

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2016

Amazon accelerates into autos; VW, dealers agree on compensation; UAW wins in Tenn.; U.S. approves Tesla's SolarCity buy; U.S. road fatalities rising; Boston to Detroit in '57 Chevy.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Robo-taxis hit Singapore streets

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2016

Self-driving robo-taxis hit Singapore streets; Honda's NSX returns to Japan; Tough emissions bill passes in Calif.; VW plant update; Hyundai labor deal; Buyers get into safety tech.... Read More »

UAW organizes Magna seating plant in Tennessee

10:43 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2016

Workers at Magna's new Spring Hill, Tenn., plant voted nearly unanimously to join the UAW, giving the union a key victory in a right-to-work state. The UAW said workers voted 192-1 to join the union. About 230 workers are employed at the 122,500-square-foot plant, which opened in 2015 and produces seats for the Cadillac XT5 and the GMC Acadia.... Read More »

Hyundai Motor reaches tentative wage deal with union

7:05 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2016

Hyundai Motor reached a tentative wage pact with its South Korean labor union, potentially avoiding more strikes and production losses at its biggest manufacturing base.... Read More »

 
Mercedes takes another swing at EV van niche


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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Mercedes will jump back into the battery-powered delivery van niche in 2018, a move that shows pressure is rising to reduce harmful emissions in Europe's congested cities. ...
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For VW, it's not the crime, it's the coverup

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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I am not in the business of weighing sins, but I have noticed -- over the last year as the VW diesel emissions scandal has unfolded -- that all automotive sins are not... ...
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The car as a social evil: Author has hope for driverless future

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2016

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Is the automobile a social problem? In author and Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Humes's view, the car is worse than that -- it's a health and economic problem as well. ...
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Nissan's ProPilot system lightens the load of driving

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20 2016

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Nissan's ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technology can steer around curves and slow down for traff ...
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Why Tesla is a different story

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16 2016

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Tesla's ability to create desire for its products and to build fierce brand loyalty resembles what A ...
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Why GM won't sell 'breakthrough' EV in the UK

Nick Gibbs
7:34 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14 2016

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General Motors decided not to sell the Ampera-e, its first full EV, in the UK because the automaker was burned by the sales failure of the Ampera plug-in hybrid. ...
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Opel's Ampera bombed, but thankfully for its successor no one noticed


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2016

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One of the eco-friendly highlights premiering at the Paris auto show will be the Ampera-e, Opel's se ...
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Renault movie fishes for new Scenic buyers

Luca Ciferri
8:57 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8 2016

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To give a modern take on its latest Scenic model, Renault has recruited an Italian movie maker to ma ...
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A year later, VW's diesel cheat proves costly

Christiaan Hetzner
5:52 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2 2016

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A year ago Volkswagen Group confessed in private to U.S. authorities that it had rigged diesel engin ...
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Summer of success for ANE's Rising Stars

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 30 2016

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It has been a summer of success for executives identified by as Rising Stars by Automotive News Europe. ...
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European car sales rise nearly 10 percent in August
New-car sales rose 9.5 percent in Europe last month. ...
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Russia car sales fall 18% in August
New-car sales in Russia fell 18 percent in August as buyers continued to shun major purchases as the ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 8% in August
New-car sales in Western Europe rose 8.1 percent in August, thanks to increased demand in Italy, Spa ...
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UK sales rise just 3% in August as VW takes big hit
UK passenger car registrations rose by 3.3 percent in August although VW brand's volume fell by 25 p ...
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French, Italy, Spain car sales rise in August
French registrations increased by 6.7 percent in August with most brands reporting gains. Italy sales were up 20 percent while Spanish sales rose 15 percent. ...
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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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Volvo names new electrics, electronics boss
Volvo has appointed Oedgaerd Andersson as its head of electrics, electronics and chassis as the auto ...
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Aston Martin loses top exec to Dyson
Aston Martin's former product development director has moved to Dyson, adding substance to reports that the consumer electronics maker is developing an electric car. ...
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BMW taps veteran manager to lead China JV
BMW Group appointed veteran manager Johann Wieland to be CEO of BMW Brilliance Automotive, a 50-50 j ...
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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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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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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
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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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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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