Labor

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 »

GM names Boler-Davis head of global manufacturing, labor relations

11:47 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2016

General Motors has named Alicia Boler-Davis as its head of global manufacturing and labor relations, the latest in a string of high-profile appointments for the long-time GM engineer. Boler-Davis, 47, succeeds Jim Deluca, 55, who is retiring after a 37-year career.... Read More »

UAW begins reaching out to Tesla workers, official says

10:58 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2016

UAW officials have had contact with employees at Tesla Motors' Fremont, Calif., assembly plant, a top union official said in the latest acknowledgment that the union is interested in organizing the automaker's workers.... Read More »

Arrest made in shootings at UAW local in Chicago

12:26 pm U.S. ET | June 8, 2016

A man has been arrested and charged in the shootings of two UAW officials who represent Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant. William Cowart, 50, was charged on Saturday with aggravated battery and discharge of a firearm, Chicago police said in a statement late Tuesday.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: FCA in Uber, Amazon talks?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8, 2016

FCA in talks with Uber, Amazon - report; Suzuki chair to quit CEO job; Nissan ads ditch glitz; Toyota tops brand-value list, Tesla cracks top 10; Mercedes targets U.S. sales record.... Read More »

Marc Stepp, head of UAW's Chrysler department in rocky 1970s, dies at 93

3:15 pm U.S. ET | June 7, 2016

Marc Stepp, who as head of the UAW's Chrysler department negotiated steep cuts in pay and other benefits for thousands of factory workers as the ailing automaker teetered near bankruptcy and angled for a historic U.S. government rescue in the late 1970s, has died. Stepp, 93, was the first African-American to lead bargaining for the union at a Detroit automaker.... Read More »

Ford, Fiat Chrysler truck plants to keep humming this summer

6:01 pm U.S. ET | June 7, 2016

Ford and Fiat Chrysler are cutting production of smaller cars and idling workers at some North American factories, while boosting output of crossovers and SUVs in reaction to a long-term shift toward larger vehicles. U.S. light-truck sales have climbed 8.8 percent this year through May while car demand has slipped 8 percent.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Cadillac retail overhaul takes shape

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6, 2016

Cadillac retail overhaul takes shape; 2 shot, wounded during fight at UAW Ford local in Chicago; Sonic brings in help to expand EchoPark; Mercedes seeks more women buyers.... Read More »

Two UAW local officials at Ford Chicago plant shot outside union hall

6:12 pm U.S. ET | June 4, 2016

Two UAW officials who represent Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant were shot Friday night during an argument outside the Local 551 union hall shortly after they won re-election.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Loan market 'overheated,' execs say

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

Auto loan market overheated, bank execs say; Report: Ad firms pad bottom line; Canadian workers push for plant spending; Google car's big honking lesson; Nissan's spin on Donut Day.... Read More »

 
Nissan struggles to make sense of Sunderland shocker

Nick Gibbs
5:42 am U.S. ET | June 28 2016

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Nissan's team in the UK is “shell-shocked” by the decision of the country's voters to leave the EU, a person close to the company told me. ...
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Goodbye to the Europe I knew

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27 2016

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I am deeply shocked and disappointed by the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. ...
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Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23 2016

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Toyota was reminded of how cruel motorsports can be when it lost the 24 Hours of Le Mans to Porsche ...
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VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

Christiaan Hetzner
6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22 2016

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As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting ...
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Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

Christiaan Hetzner
7:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2016

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When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least b ...
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How Ford's European arm became a money maker again

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

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Ford of Europe's 6. ...
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Peugeot offers a two-wheel solution for congested cities

Bruce Gain
9:46 am U.S. ET | June 1 2016

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Peugeot's new 3008 SUV will offer owners a solution to the problem of getting around congested inner cities: an electric bicycle or an electric scooter that can fold up and... ...
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Why Mercedes is overtaking German rivals in China


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27 2016

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Mercedes which used to be far behind Audi and BMW in China's luxury market, is rapidly closing the g ...
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McLaren goes to new heights with the 570GT

Douglas A. Bolduc
2:45 am U.S. ET | May 26 2016 UPDATED: May 26 15:45 CET -- adds photos

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McLaren went to new heights for the media launch of its latest model. ...
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Germany deserves rebuff from Italy and Fiat

Christiaan Hetzner
10:20 am U.S. ET | May 25 2016

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No European government looks good when it comes to auto industry oversight, but Germany appears to b ...
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VW Group sales rise nearly 2% in May, helped by Audi, Skoda gains
Volkswagen Group's global sales rose 1.6 percent in May, helped by rising demand for Audi and Skoda ...
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VW brand sales stable as Europe, China demand offsets drops in U.S., Brazil
Volkswagen brand sales slipped 0.7 percent last month with gains in Europe and China offsetting decl ...
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Russia car sales fall 15% in May
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Western Europe car sales rise 14% in May
Western European car registrations increased 14 percent in May as demand rose last month in Germany, ...
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Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW
Mercedes outsold its luxury auto competitors in the U.S. in May, building its lead in a down month t ...
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VW sales in U.S. fall 17% for worst May since 2010
Continued weakness in car deliveries led Volkswagen of America to its worst May U.S. ...
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French car sales jump 22% in May on extra selling days
French registrations rose 22 percent in May, benefiting from three extra selling days. ...
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VW Group sales flat as Audi, Skoda growth eclipsed by core brand's decline
VW Group sales were flat last month as growth at Audi and Skoda failed to offset a decline in delive ...
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European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth
European new-car sales rose 9 percent in April with nearly all automakers recording sales increases ...
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Russia car sales fall to 10-year low
New-car sales in Russia fell 8. ...
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VW veteran Powels faces tough task in South America
VW brand named David Powels as head of its South American operations. Powels faces a tough challenge ...
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Faraday names Ferrari exec Mattiacci global brand chief
Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future appointed longtime Ferrari executive Marco Mattiacci to the post of global chief brand and commercial officer. ...
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GM names Boler-Davis head of global manufacturing
General Motors named Alicia Boler-Davis as its head of global manufacturing and labor relations, the ...
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Ford picks VanDyke to be new Europe marketing chief
Ford has picked Matt VanDyke as its new marketing chief in Europe. VanDyke currently leads Lincoln's ...
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Nissan Europe names new product planning chief
Nissan Europe has named Ponz Pandikuthira, its current light commercial vehicle director, as the aut ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Alfa and Maserati get new chief
Reid Bigland replaces Harald Wester as head of Alfa Romeo and Maserati. Bigland will also continue a ...
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Cadillac Europe's chief to lead the brand in China
Andreas Schaaf, Cadillac's European chief, has been appointed the brand's vice president for China, ...
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Tesla taps Audi exec to oversee manufacturing
Tesla hired Audi executive Peter Hochholdinger as vice president of vehicle production. ...
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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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VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight
Volkswagen has made its new Tiguan lighter, roomier and added more technology as standard equipment ...
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Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag
Audi's SQ7 is the world's first production vehicle equipped with an electric powered compressor, whi ...
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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
Jaguar expects the F-Pace to become the brand's best-selling model to date after record advance sale ...
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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
Porsche is repositioning its latest Boxster with a new name, a higher price tag, and a new four-cyli ...
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, w ...
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
Mercedes-Benz makes a big leap toward self-driving cars with the new E class, which debuts a hands-f ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
Production of the first-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC began in June 2015 at parent Daimler's factory ...
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