Labor

Failing to maintain lifts endangers employees, risks fines

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2017

Steps dealerships can take to endure their service department lifts meet safety standards... Read More »

U.S. charges retired UAW official in ongoing corruption probe

12:06 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2017

Virdell King, a retired UAW official, was charged with using a credit card from a training center for Chrysler employees to buy more than $40,000 worth of personal items.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Shotgun, purses and a widening scandal

8:30 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2017

UAW exec, and his shotgun, entangled in growing scandal, report says; Ford's Hackett on robot reality; Toyota car-sharing test; Wood chips for parts, supervolcanoes for batteries.... Read More »

Ford settles racial, sexual harassment probe for $10.1 million

11:24 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2017

Ford agreed to pay $10 million to settle sexual and racial harassment allegations by workers at two Chicago plants, resolving an investigation by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.... Read More »

GM suspended Iacobelli following federal indictment, report says

2:41 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 16, 2017

GM suspended Alphons Iacobelli after federal officials accused him of being at the center of a multiyear, multimillion-dollar conspiracy while previously leading labor negotiations at FCA.... Read More »

Chicago dealerships cope with tech strike

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 14, 2017

Some dealers were overwhelmed with incomplete orders and were closing service departments. Others were taking the walkout in stride.... Read More »

Cox sheds staff through layoffs, retirements

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 14, 2017

Cox Automotive, which has made a flurry of acquisitions in recent years, is reducing its workforce by roughly 3 percent, according to an internal memo obtained by Automotive News.... Read More »

Double whammy: UAW deals with defeat, corruption claims

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 12, 2017

The UAW's failed attempt to organize a Nissan plant and charges of conspiracy between union and Fiat Chrysler officials have put the UAW in a vulnerable position.... Read More »

Ford won't review training center finances amid UAW-FCA charges; GM mum

11:14 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2017

Ford will not review the finances of a joint employee training center with the UAW after indictments related to an alleged plot to funnel millions of dollars from the UAW-Chrysler National Training Center to officials at the automaker and union.... Read More »

VW labor leaders warn politicians not to put jobs in jeopardy

Aug. 10, 2017 12:13 CET

VW Group's powerful labor representatives urged lawmakers not to use the carmaker as a political football ahead of national elections next month and risk threatening jobs in Germany. The appeal came following calls for Lower Saxony to sell its $9 billion stake in the automaker to remove any German state influence.... Read More »

VW unions want a new model for Germany to boost flagging output

Aug. 9, 2017 09:35 CET

VW's powerful unions are concerned that a 3.8 percent drop in first-half output in Germany, fueled by waning demand for the Golf and Passat models, could lead to further cuts in the automaker's high-cost home market.... Read More »

Former FCA analyst Durden pleads guilty to conspiracy

11:19 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2017

One of two Fiat Chrysler officials so far charged in a conspiracy to embezzle millions from a joint FCA-UAW training fund pleaded guilty this morning in federal court.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Genesis aims to fly solo faster

8:30 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2017

Genesis aims for faster separation from Hyundai; Nissan workers reject UAW; Tesla seeking more cash; Former NADA president Mallon dies at 83; Supplier survival in age of mobility.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

UAW members deserve better from their union

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 7, 2017

A federal indictment last week may have dealt a fatal blow to the UAW's fight to remain credible with a divided and cynical labor force.... Read More »

Nissan Miss. plant workers reject unionization

12:09 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2017

Workers at Nissan's Canton, Miss., assembly plant have rejected unionization in a 2,244 to 1,307 vote. The outcome delivers another setback to the UAW's decades-long quest to organize foreign automakers' assembly plants in the South.... Read More »

Ex-FCA analyst faces 2 federal charges in FCA-UAW probe

4:26 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2017

Former Fiat Chrysler financial analyst Jerome Durden was released on a $10,000 bond after he was charged in federal court on accusations of participating in a plot between the automaker and the UAW to pipe millions from an employee training fund for personal use.... Read More »

Chicago-area mechanics continue strike

3:41 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2017

A strike by more than 1,700 mechanics at 130 dealerships across the Chicago area entered its third day Thursday with little sign of movement from either side.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: UAW decision time for Nissan workers

9:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2017

After nasty fight, decision time at Nissan; Ferrari considers going big; Conspiracy trial date; Tesla loss, BMW, Subaru profits; Toyota's trek beyond cars; Robo-car reality check; Corvette spy shots.... Read More »

Jury trial set for Iacobelli, Morgan in UAW-FCA case

6:57 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2017

The former FCA labor relations chief and widow of UAW Vice President General Holiefield are scheduled for a Sept. 25 jury trial.... Read More »

Union vote gets ugly amid allegations of Nissan obstruction, UAW corruption

12:25 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2017

This week's vote at Nissan's Canton, Miss., assembly plant comes as the UAW and National Labor Relations Board accuse the automaker of violating labor law. But the UAW has its own problems.... Read More »

Ex-FCA exec pleads not guilty in scandal involving UAW

3:48 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2017

Former FCA labor relations chief Alphons Iacobelli, believed to be at the center of the FCA-UAW embezzlement scandal, pleaded not guilty and was released on a $10,000 bond following his arraignment.... Read More »

Plea hearing scheduled for former analyst in FCA-UAW conspiracy case

10:33 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2017

Jerome Durden, a former financial analyst for FCA, faces charges of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and failure to file a tax return.... Read More »

Chicago-area mechanics strike dealerships over work schedules

4:15 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2017

Mechanics are on strike in Chicago over work schedules. The union has asked for a guaranteed 40-hour work week -- a change dealerships reject.... Read More »

The glamorous public life of Monica Morgan

10:25 am U.S. ET | July 31, 2017

Monica Morgan's high-profile lifestyle is under the microscope as her name surfaced in an indictment as a perpetrator of a multimillion dollar embezzlement scandal involving the UAW and FCA.... Read More »

Not guilty plea entered for Monica Morgan pleads on charges in UAW-FCA conspiracy

3:49 pm U.S. ET | July 31, 2017

Monica Morgan, one of the figures at the center of a suspected multimillion-dollar conspiracy between officials at FCA and the UAW, pleaded not guilty during her arraignment.... Read More »

 
Tesla pulls up short in Germany test run

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22 2017

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One of Germany's strongest EV proponents decided to ditch his Tesla Model S because of range anxiety ...
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A peek inside's VW's secret fortress

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10 2017

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VW opened up to reporters its secretive proving grounds near Wolfsburg where the company's brightest ...
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German diesel summit must succeed in restoring confidence in fuel

Christiaan Hetzner
5:25 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1 2017

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What VW Group's emissions fraud failed to achieve, Stuttgart Mayor Fritz Kuhn may accomplish: turn G ...
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German industry fears image blow over cartel probe


4:16 am U.S. ET | July 25 2017

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Germany's auto industry fears its image will suffer another severe blow after EU antitrust authoriti ...
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Audi copies Silicon Valley risk-taking culture with self-driving A8

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 24 2017

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has been studying Silicon Valley's risk-taking culture and with the brand's ...
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How the iPhone has changed our industry

Krishnan M. Anantharaman
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14 2017

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We won't gush over the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, but on this occasion at least, we ought to ac ...
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Bentley Bentayga plug-in taps VW Group parts bin

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13 2017

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A prototype of Bentley's Bentayga plug-in hybrid has been testing with the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybri ...
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Dissecting Europe's automotive numbers

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 12 2017

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The latest Automobile Industry Pocket Guide from the European association ACEA, reveals some interesting, and often unexpected, trends from the region's auto industry. ...
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Renault design boss knows which line matters most

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11 2017

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When discussing automotive design, the word “line” gets used often. Renault design chief ...
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Volvo sends message to suppliers

Douglas A. Bolduc
8:40 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says that the automaker's decision to electrify all its future powertrains provides a clear message to suppliers. ...
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Russia sales increase 19% as market rebound continues
New-car registrations in Russia increased 19 percent in July, the fifth consecutive month of increas ...
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Europe's H1 sales hit post-crisis high; rebound may be losing momentum
Europe's first-half vehicle sales rose by nearly 5 percent despite predictions that the market would ...
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UK sales fall 9% on Brexit uncertainty
UK registrations fell 9 percent in July, the fourth consecutive month of declines. ...
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French sales rise 11% in July on strong mass-market demand
French new-car sales rose 11 percent in July as most mass-market brands enjoyed a significant jump i ...
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Business sales boost Italian car market in July
Business demand helped drive a 5.9 percent increase in new-car sales in Italy last month as registra ...
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German sales rise 1.5% in July despite diesel slump
German registrations rose by 1.5 percent in July despite a 13 percent fall in diesel car sales. ...
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Spanish sales rise nearly 3%, boosted by tourism
Spanish new-car sales grew by 2.5 percent in July as business registrations continued to offset fall ...
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Russia sales increase 15% in 4th straight monthly rise
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in June, the fourth consecutive month of higher ...
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UK car sales fall for third consecutive month
UK new-car registrations fell by 4.8 percent in June to 243,454, the first time in six years sales h ...
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German car sales drop on fewer selling days
German new-car sales declined 3.5 percent last month to 327,693 vehicles, according to data from the ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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Ford appoints head of smart mobility for Europe
Ford of Europe named former BearingPoint executive Sarah-Jayne Williams as its first director for sm ...
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Skoda names VW Group veteran Stefani as design chief
Skoda has named Oliver Stefani as its new design head. Stefani replaces Jozef Kaban, who left Skoda ...
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Aston Martin names Maserati exec as powertrain boss
Aston Martin has named Maserati's Joerg Ross as its new head of powertrain. ...
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VW brand confirms Sengpiehl as marketing chief
VW Group named former Hyundai executive Jochen Sengpiehl as head of marketing for its core passenger ...
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VW brand names Sengpiehl as marketing chief
VW Group named former Hyundai executive Jochen Sengpiehl as head of marketing for its core Volkswage ...
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BMW's Willisch to retire Aug. 1 as Americas chief
After 21 years with BMW, including six in the U.S., Ludwig Willisch will retire as the company's Americas chief as of Aug. 1. ...
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Former GM exec Bo Andersson to lead Yazaki Europe
Former GM purchasing chief and CEO of AvtoVAZ Bo Andersson has returned to the industry to lead Euro ...
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Ford of Europe names Leenarts design chief
Ford named Amko Leenarts as its new design director for Europe. Leenarts will succeed Joel Piaskowsk ...
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BMW sales chief Robertson to retire; Dutch executive Nota is successor
BMW said Ian Robertson will retire as the automaker's sales chief. He will be succeeded by Pieter No ...
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Tesla adds two to board, including James Murdoch
Tesla appointed two new directors to its board, including Twenty-First Century Fox CEO James Murdoch ...
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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
Mazda hopes to boost demand for its CX-5, the brand's top-selling model in Europe, with a new genera ...
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Kia Picanto adds tech but stays small
Kia has bucked the trend that cars grow larger with every new generation by increasing the new Pican ...
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
Volvo hopes that by making its new XC60 bigger, safer and more technologically advanced it will be a ...
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
Kia has added driver assistance systems not typical in small cars as well as upgraded connectivity i ...
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
Assembly of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 began in June 2016 at PSA's factory in Sochaux, Franc ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Moto ...
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
Assembly of the seventh-generation BMW 5 series began in November 2016 at the automaker's factory in ...
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