Labor

Suspect in shooting of 2 UAW officials in Chicago pleads not guilty to attempted murder

5:00 pm U.S. ET | July 21, 2016

The man who allegedly shot two UAW local officials outside of a union hall in Chicago was charged with eight counts of attempted murder. William Cowart, 50, was also charged last week with two counts of aggravated battery and two counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm.... Read More »

VW labor chief expects tough talks over savings, strategy

July 21, 2016 16:27 CET

Volkswagen Group's efficiency drive at its namesake brand is paying off, but talks over further savings and strategy changes will be tough, said Bernd Osterloh, the automaker's labor boss, who added that the talks, which are due to resume next week, will not be without "tensions."... Read More »

Wage discontent simmers at suppliers

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 17, 2016

Automotive suppliers are finding themselves in the crosshairs of wage issues this year as the industry continues to expand and seek look lower costs.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Made in USA? It's complicated

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2016

Made in USA? Snyder: It's complicated; Calif. rejects VW plan to fix 3-liter diesels; GM averts shutdowns; Tesla yanks buyback guarantee; Hyundai strike ahead; Cost of dual rules.... Read More »

Hyundai's Korean workers vote for strike

July 14, 2016 11:29 CET

Hyundai's unionized workers in South Korea voted to go on strike for a fifth year in a row after wage talks broke down, adding to the automaker's troubles as it battles a sales slowdown.... Read More »

GM's latest innovation is a real grabber

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11, 2016

Honda and Toyota have their promotional robots, Asimo and Partner, to show off each company's engineering expertise. But a General Motors innovation - the RoboGlove - is headed to production and could prove handy to production line workers and medical patients overcoming muscle injuries.... Read More »

Unifor loses organizing vote at 2 Toyota plants in Ontario

4:15 pm U.S. ET | June 30, 2016

Maintenance workers at two Toyota assembly plants in Ontario voted against unionization, in a recruiting setback for Unifor, one of Canada's biggest unions. The secret-ballot voting took place last Friday and Monday at Toyota's Cambridge and Woodstock plants in Ontario. Unifor's director of organizing said 278 workers voted against union representation, while 238 were in favor.... Read More »

Leoni to cut 1,100 jobs at car-wiring division

June 30, 2016 15:04 CET

Leoni will cut about 1,100 jobs this year at its division that makes cable harnesses and wiring systems for the auto industry and expects the retrenchments to boost annual earnings from 2017, the company said.... Read More »

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 »

 
PSA bravely reveals industry's dirty secret

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7 2016

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Give credit to PSA for being bold enough to reveal in great detail something none of its rivals woul ...
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How to push self-driving tech to the limits without the risks

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6 2016

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There's a risk-free way to push autonomous cars to their limits. A simulator in the UK is going to d ...
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Volvo defies gravity

Luca Ciferri
8:33 am U.S. ET | July 5 2016

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Volvo doesn't consider itself a true global player in the premium segment. ...
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BMW CEO scores first big win with Intel, Mobileye deal

Christiaan Hetzner
10:40 am U.S. ET | July 2 2016

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Led by CEO Harald Krueger, BMW's strong push into autonomous driving with Intel and Mobileye could b ...
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Why Europe's car buyer categories need a shake-up

Douglas A. Bolduc
4:49 am U.S. ET | July 1 2016

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Johnson Controls says current car buyer categories aren't telling the full story. ...
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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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European June car sales slow as Brexit vote reduces confidence
European car-sales growth slowed to 6.5 percent in June as the British vote on exiting the EU weighe ...
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Russia car sales fall 13% in June
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UK's June car sales fall; gov't asked for support
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W. Europe car sales up 6% in June despite UK decline
Western European car registrations increased nearly 6 percent in June as demand rose last month in G ...
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VW Group sales rise nearly 2% in May, helped by Audi, Skoda gains
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VW brand sales stable as Europe, China demand offsets drops in U.S., Brazil
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Russia car sales fall 15% in May
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Western Europe car sales rise 14% in May
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Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW
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VW sales in U.S. fall 17% for worst May since 2010
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Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief
Daimler named Britta Seeger as global sales and marketing head of Mercedes cars. ...
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BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief
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Fiat Chrysler creates post to oversee global regulatory compliance
Fiat Chrysler as appointed longtime engineering executive Mark Chernoby to a new role as the automaker's global chief technical compliance officer. ...
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VW's Seat recruits new sales boss from Audi
VW Group's Seat brand has recruited Audi veteran Wayne Griffiths as its new sales and marketing boss ...
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Daimler lures exec from Citroen to lead digital sales unit at Mercedes
Daimler has hired a former Citroen executive to run a new department focused on technology sales and ...
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FCA's U.S. communications chief Ranieri returns to Italy
Gualberto Ranieri, the senior vice president for communications for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' subsidiary, FCA US, has returned to Italy, seven years after arriving to work... ...
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Former Audi, Mercedes exec named new Cadillac Europe boss
GM has appointed former Audi and Mercedes executive Felix Weller as head of Cadillac Europe as it tr ...
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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
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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
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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
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
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VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight
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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
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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
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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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