Labor

VIDEO: First Shift: Ex-FCA quality boss Betts joins J.D. Power

8:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2017

Ex-FCA quality boss Betts joins J.D. Power; Audi fires diesel engineers; Former CAW, Land Rover execs die; Supplier optimism grows.... Read More »

PSA willing to stick to labor agreements at Opel

Feb. 21, 2017 11:19 CET

PSA said it would adhere to labor agreements at Opel. It also expressed its willingness to cooperate with Opel's works council to safeguard jobs if the French automaker buys the business from GM.... Read More »

VW, unions make headway in talks over turnaround plan

Feb. 20, 2017 17:12 CET

VW's labor bosses and top executives are making headway in talks to resolve a dispute over the implementation of a turnaround plan. Labor leaders earlier this month halted cooperation with management on issues including overtime work and accused executives of trying to squeeze out greater savings than previously agreed.... Read More »

UAW leader: Time is right to 'Buy American'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2017

America's changing political climate has created an opportunity to revive the “Buy American” movement of the past, said UAW President Dennis Williams.... Read More »

Restoring jobs at Canadian GM plant key to new contract, union says

3:49 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2017

GM must restore hundreds of jobs being cut at a southern Ontario assembly plant or risk failing to reach a new contract with the factory's workers this fall, the president of Canada's largest auto workers union said on Friday.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: UAW plans 'Buy American' ad push

8:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2017

UAW plans 'Buy American' ad push; At AN Canada Congress: Magna CEO on danger of not keeping NAFTA, Aston chief warns of business shift to China, Korea; Assuring Opel's independence.... Read More »

GM-PSA TALKS

Vauxhall future uncertain after GM-PSA deal and Brexit vote

Feb. 17, 2017 10:56 CET

Less than 12 months after the UK's vote to leave the EU, Vauxhall's future is uncertain as GM mulls the sale of its European arm to PSA -- a move that may have been triggered by the Brexit vote.... Read More »

GM, PSA bosses defend Opel deal under political fire

Feb. 15, 2017 13:36 CET

GM and PSA mobilized their CEOs to defend PSA's planned acquisition of GM's Opel against a German-led backlash that could derail the deal even before its terms are finalized.... Read More »

Daimler strikes EV agreement with workers at German plant

Feb. 14, 2017 14:23 CET

Daimler has struck an agreement with workers at Mercedes's biggest transmission factory in Germany, under which work on electric vehicles will be based at the plant.... Read More »

JOHN IRWIN

BLOG: Some cold water for Musk's UAW claims

3:32 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2017

Tesla CEO Elon Musk made some eyebrow-raising claims when he fired back against accusations that the company overworks and underpays workers at its California assembly plant.... Read More »

VW talks with union break down, leaving costs deal in limbo

Feb. 13, 2017 10:02 CET

VW Group's talks with unions over the implementation of its turnaround plan were broken off on Monday, leaving in limbo a deal on cost-cutting following the automaker's damaging diesel emissions scandal.... Read More »

Audi reaches two-year wage deal with Hungary workers

Feb. 13, 2017 10:41 CET

Audi's Hungarian unit has reached an agreement with workers on wage rises for the next two years. Audi builds A3 and TT cars in Hungary.... Read More »

On UAW scorecard, Buick ad fumbled

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2017

If UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada had a Super Bowl commercial hits and misses column, she would apparently place Buick's ad firmly in the miss category.... Read More »

Musk blasts 'morally outrageous' claims amid unionization push

11:23 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2017

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is pushing back against claims that workers at the company's Fremont, Calif., plant are underpaid and overworked, setting the stage for a fight over potential unionization at the plant.... Read More »

Tesla's aspiring unionizer laments Musk's attempt to 'trash' him

12:49 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2017

Jose Moran commutes more than an hour from California's Central Valley to Tesla's Fremont factory every morning for a shift that usually starts around 5:25 a.m. and ends in the late afternoon. His Thursday was anything but typical.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Blog ignites Musk-UAW spat

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2017

Musk, UAW trade jabs over worker's blog; Ford invests $1B in artificial intelligence startup; Bernhard leaves Daimler; Takata projects loss; VW offers windshield warmth without wires.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Nissan's new weapon in pickup war

8:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2017

With Titan King Cab, Nissan steps up full-size pickup war; Mopar Challengers; Renault-Nissan's 'complicated' relationship with France; Tesla site ripe for UAW?; Future car interiors.... Read More »

Tesla plant unionizing effort gains momentum in Calif.

4:27 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2017

Workers at Tesla's Fremont, Calif., assembly plant are moving forward with efforts to unionize. The UAW has been communicating with workers at the plant since last year.... Read More »

VW top execs accused of undermining cost-cuts deal

Feb. 8, 2017 16:48 CET

VW Group's works council has accused executives including brand chief Herbert Diess of undermining a cost-cutting deal forged late last year. Labor leaders said the managers had breached the November pact by ruling out possible hirings in the first half of 2017 and cutting temporary jobs more quickly and deeply than agreed.... Read More »

Buick Super Bowl ad criticized for featuring vehicles not made in U.S.

2:02 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2017

Buick's Super Bowl commercial has drawn the ire of the UAW. Cindy Estrada, the director of the UAW's General Motors department, signaled her displeasure with the commercial on Twitter Sunday night.... Read More »

Refugee who rose in Detroit is troubled by automakers' silence

6:04 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 29, 2017

Majed Moughni, a refugee who became a lawyer near Detroit, sees the business case for Ford executives courting Donald Trump. But the executives' silence so far on Trump's order halting immigration from seven Middle Eastern countries is another matter.... Read More »

Ford CEO tells Trump mpg rules put 1 million U.S. jobs at risk

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2017

About 1 million U.S. jobs are at risk if fuel-economy rules don't align with market reality, according to Ford CEO Mark Fields, who delivered the estimation directly to President Trump this week.... Read More »

GM cutting 600 jobs at Canada plant as GMC Terrain moves to Mexico

12:37 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2017

General Motors is cutting up to 600 jobs at its CAMI plant in Ingersoll, Ont., Canadian union Unifor said Friday. General Motors announced on Jan. 9 it would move production of its redesigned GMC Terrain to Mexico from Ingersoll.... Read More »

Audi workers strike at Hungary engine plant

Jan. 26, 2017 10:05 CET

Workers at Audi's engine plant in Hungary stopped work in a protest over pay. The warning strike affected workers at the engine plant, but not those at the car assembly factory where A3 and TT cars are built.... Read More »

Audi workers threaten strike at A3, TT plant in Hungary

Jan. 24, 2017 09:47 CET

Audi workers at a plant in Hungary that builds the A3 and TT have set up a strike committee to push for higher salaries. It is the latest sign of how labor shortages in the country are driving up wage expectations.... Read More »

 
Once upon a time, Opel was GM's little engine that could

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20 2017

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Europe has been a drain on General Motors for a long time, but Opel did have its glory days and at least once helped keep GM afloat. ...
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Will cockpits of tomorrow require one-stop suppliers?


12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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As automakers consider how to build self-driving vehicles, seat suppliers are reconsidering an old i ...
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How sour dealer relations wreaked havoc on Audi's China sales

Yang Jian
3:48 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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Audi has lost its premium sales lead in China as the brand was finally overtaken last month by rival ...
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GM-PSA deal would be a blow to best Opel management team in years

Christiaan Hetzner
11:19 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14 2017

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GM's confirmation that it is discussing selling its Opel/Vauxhall business to PSA Group is a blow fo ...
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Renault starts to reflect its multifaceted boss

Luca Ciferri
9:27 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10 2017

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Renault is starting to look and act a lot like its multifaceted, multinational boss, Carlos Ghosn. ...
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The Volvo numbers that stood out

Douglas A. Bolduc
6:29 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8 2017

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Volvo's latest financial results were full of positive numbers but a couple really stood out. Volvo finished 2016 with $5. ...
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Daimler celebrations are muted as automaker conserves cash to fight off Uber, Google

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3 2017

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Record annual sales, revenue and profits, and Mercedes-Benz grabbing the global sales luxury crown f ...
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German automakers worry about Trump's protectionist stance

Christiaan Hetzner
8:53 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Donald Trump has German automakers spooked after he threatened BMW with high tariffs if the company ...
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Toyota still has global bragging rights over VW in one important area

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Forget all the talk about Volkswagen ousting Toyota as the world's biggest automaker. Rest assured, Toyota is still No. 1 in sales and VW a far, far distant second. ...
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Citroen keeps faith in family vans

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Citroen CEO Linda Jackson says family vans will continue to play a part in Citroen's lineup despite ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
GM's Opel brand and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions o ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
Opel and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions of a possibl ...
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Irish new-car sales fall in January as Brexit bites
New-car sales in Ireland fell nearly 2 percent in January as the British pound's sharp decline after ...
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EU car sales growth expected to slow to 1%, ACEA says
Car sales in the EU are expected to grow by about 1 percent in 2017, a sharp slowdown from last year ...
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Russia slump forecast to end; rapid recovery unlikely
After a four-year drop, Russia's car market looks to have bottomed out, leaving manufacturers optimi ...
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Western European car sales rise 10% in January
Western European car sales rose 9.5 percent in January on buoyant demand in Germany, France, Italy a ...
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UK sales rise 3% in Jan. on consumer demand
UK new-car registrations rose 3 percent in January, helped by the first increase in demand from priv ...
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Jaguar, Honda, Jeep win by tapping crossover craze
Jaguar, Honda and Jeep were the biggest winners last year among brands sold in Europe, where overall ...
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German sales rise 11% with strong gains for Toyota, Skoda, Renault and Fiat
Registrations in Germany increased by 11 percent in January, with brands including Toyota, Skoda, Re ...
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Italy's January sales best since 2010
New-car sales in Italy increased by 10 percent in January for the best monthly result since 2010, wi ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Skoda, Renault, Toyota benefit from higher sales of midsize cars in Europe
Europe's midsize segment is on track for a second year of rising sales as new models from Skoda, Ren ...
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Federal-Mogul shakes up leadership under Icahn takeover
Federal-Mogul Holdings named Bradley Norton as the new co-CEO and CEO of the supplier's motor parts division. ...
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Bernhard quits Daimler; Zetsche interim trucks boss
Daimler has confirmed that trucks chief Wolfgang Bernhard, a top manager once seen as a successor to ...
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BMW picks Skoda exec to lead design at core brand
BMW has picked Skoda executive Jozef Kaban to lead design at its namesake brand, a move that fills t ...
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BMW names new CEO for North America
BMW named Bernhard Kuhnt to become CEO of BMW of North America. Ludwig Willisch, who previously held ...
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Tesla sues former head of Autopilot, former Google exec Urmson
Tesla is suing its former head of Autopilot software for stealing company information and recruiting Tesla employees for a competing startup while still employed by the... ...
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Jaguar Land Rover appoints Wittemann as China sales chief
Jaguar Land Rover has assigned Frank Wittemann, chief of its operations in Latin America, to lead it ...
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Ford plucks new brand chief from Apple
Ford has hired former Apple marketing executive Musa Tariq to be vice president and chief brand offi ...
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Volvo appoints Yuan Xiaolin as new Asia chief
Volvo named Yuan Xiaolin to succeed Lars Danielson as senior vice president of the company's Asia-Pa ...
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Uber hires Google veteran Singhal to aid self-driving engineering
Ride-hailing company Uber said it hired the man behind Google search to work closely with CEO Travis ...
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Former Nissan, Hyundai exec Rushforth joins Lookers
Former Nissan global sales chief and Hyundai Europe chief operating officer Allan Rushforth has join ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks
Porsche is hoping its second-generation Panamera will lure more European customers with the sedan's ...
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
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