Labor

UAW support for Trump less than recent GOP candidates, Williams says

12:48 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2016

UAW President Dennis Williams said that about one in four of the union's members favor Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, a lower level of support than the UAW gave his 2012 and 2008 predecessors, Mitt Romney and John McCain.... Read More »

Anti-UAW worker group at VW Tennessee plant loses representation

12:01 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2016

A worker group created as an alternative to the UAW at Volkswagen AG's plant in Tennessee has failed to meet minimum membership requirements under the German automaker's labor policy, VW said on Thursday.... Read More »

AvtoVAZ's new CEO takes softer line on job cuts

Sept. 23, 2016 15:14 CET

AvtoVAZ has a civic responsibility to preserve Russian jobs, the company's new CEO, Nicolas Maure, told Reuters, rowing back on a politically sensitive policy of redundancies in the face of plummeting sales and record losses.... Read More »

FCA is next target for Unifor labor talks

2:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2016

Canadian union Unifor today selected Fiat Chrysler Automobiles as its next target in negotiations with the Detroit 3. Negotiations will begin if the union's tentative deal with General Motors is ratified when workers vote on Sunday.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Bolt offers chance to redeem EV1 missteps

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2016

Chevy Bolt offers chance to redeem EV1 missteps; Unifor's next target: FCA; In D.C., debating the costs, benefits of MPG boost; Tesla sues Mich.; Vacuum cleaners, fans and EVs?... Read More »

JOHN IRWIN

How Jerry Dias convinced GM to invest in Canada again

12:47 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2016

Unifor President Jerry Dias' top goal in negotiations with General Motors was to buck a trend: the shift of auto investments away from Canada toward Mexico. On that, it appears he will be successful. But how?... Read More »

JOHN IRWIN

BLOG: How Jerry Dias convinced GM to invest in Canada again

12:47 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2016

Unifor President Jerry Dias' top goal in negotiations with General Motors was to buck a trend: the shift of auto investments away from Canada toward Mexico. On that, it appears he will be successful. But how?... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GM Oshawa to finish pickups - report

8:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2016

GM to send pickups to Oshawa under labor deal - report; Automakers raise concerns about 2025 CAFE goal; Raise MPG, lose jobs?; Smart move by NYPD; Answering self-driving skeptics.... Read More »

Unifor's Dias mulls Ford or FCA as next target; details of GM agreement emerge

12:26 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2016

Unifor President Jerry Dias said today there is no definitive timetable as to when he will select the union's next negotiating target, as details about the tentative pact with General Motors begin to emerge. Dias said he will sit down with both Ford and FCA to discuss Unifor's deal with GM before deciding which company to negotiate with next.... Read More »

GM Oshawa will finish pickup assembly under labor deal, report says

8:19 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2016

General Motors will use its Oshawa, Ontario, assembly plant to expand production of pickups for the North American market if a tentative agreement with Canadian auto workers is ratified, sources familiar with Canadian labor negotiations told Reuters.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Unifor weighs next Detroit 3 target

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2016

Unifor weighs next Detroit 3 target; McLaren denies Apple investment talks; Private data no more?; Mazda, Bentley, Lambo skipping Paris show; Tesla model not 'insane' enough?... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: In Germany, 1,400 VW lawsuits

8:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2016

VW investor lawsuits pour in; Report: Flex-N-Gate, Autoliv among Takata bidders; Tesla Model S hacked; Unifor's message for Ford, FCA; BMW's 'Escape'; $2.1 billion wasted at pump?... Read More »

Unifor says GM investment deal puts Ford, FCA on notice

11:56 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2016

A tentative labor deal with General Motors shows the onus Canada's autoworkers union will put on new investment in upcoming talks with Ford Motor Co. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the union's head said today.... Read More »

GM labor deal in Canada promises higher pay, new products

12:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2016

The framework for a tentative contract between General Motors and Canadian union Unifor could result in hundreds of millions of dollars in investments at GM factories in Ontario, including new product commitments, raises for employees and full-time status for temporary workers.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Unifor: GM Canada deal 'turns the tide'

8:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2016

GM Canada deal 'turns the tide,' Unifor says; Bankruptcy for Takata?; Feds seek greater scrutiny of autonomous cars; Bolt to start at $37,495; Ad agency taps warmer side of Lincoln.... Read More »

GM-Unifor talks head toward deadline; union says 'we are close'

11:34 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2016

GM and Canadian union Unifor remain locked in negotiations with less than an hour remaining before the midnight strike deadline, a union spokeswoman said. “We feel that we are close,” she said.... Read More »

UAW chief: 'This is a broken system'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2016

Rage over lost jobs in the U.S. and Canada has put heat on labor unions.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GM, Unifor down to wire

8:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2016

GM, Unifor work to avert strike; Report: Audi development chief suspended; Magna Steyr to build for Toyota, JLR; Takata auction plan advancing; Building brand image for Genesis.... Read More »

NAFTA: Free trade, with uneven effects

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2016

Since NAFTA, automakers and suppliers have operated in the U.S., Canada and Mexico as if the three countries were one. But not all parties have benefited equally.... Read More »

GM and Unifor locked in 'around-the-clock' negotiations

4:48 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2016

Around-the-clock negotiations between General Motors and Canadian union Unifor continue today as Monday's strike deadline looms.... Read More »

GM's woes don't stop Canada's Motor City from growing

4:23 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2016

As GM Oshawa workers fight for the plant's survival and face what could be the first Canadian auto strike since 1996, the rest of the once-company town has moved on. A new university, cancer center and other developments have made Oshawa one of the fastest growing labor markets in Canada.... Read More »

Cost-cutting deal with unions key to VW's recovery

Sept. 16, 2016 15:43 CET

VW Group's ability to agree to a big cost-cutting plan with its powerful labor unions in the coming weeks could determine whether the automaker makes a full recovery from its emissions-cheating scandal.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Why Mobileye split with Tesla

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

Supplier exec accuses Tesla of 'pushing the envelope' on safety; Room to make more Tacomas; Unifor, GM 'miles apart' union boss says; Aston Martin future product; Audi and the Emmys.... Read More »

NICK BUNKLEY

BLOG: Trump spins 'horrible' news that won't go away at Ford

4:29 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2016

Ford's plan to move small-car production from the U.S. to Mexico has become a yearlong debacle, right in the midst of the most divisive presidential election in history.... Read More »

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 »

 
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
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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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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