Labor

Will scandal cripple the UAW, or transform it?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2018

UAW dissidents see the situation as an opportunity for profound change. They're urging rank-and-file members to "take back" the union from leaders they claim are overly willing to comply with employers' requests.... Read More »

GM's Korea retrenchment gets an early start

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2018

General Motors is already scaling back operations in South Korea ahead of an announced plant closure there in May.... Read More »

UAW-Chrysler training center building sold in Detroit

2:11 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2018

Princeton Enterprises has purchased the UAW-Chrysler National Training Center building in Detroit for an undisclosed sum.... Read More »

VW staff are unconvinced of culture change

Feb. 16, 2018 09:55 CET

Almost two thirds of VW employees in Germany see no improvement in the automaker's corporate culture nearly two and a half years after its diesel-emissions fraud was revealed.... Read More »

Skoda wage offer rejected by Czech unions

Feb. 15, 2018 10:15 CET

Unions at Skoda have rejected a wage offer from the automaker and started preparations for a possible strike, labor representatives said.... Read More »

GM plant closure is 'death sentence,' South Korean union says amid strike threat

7:14 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2018

GM workers at a South Korean plant staged a protest on Wednesday against its planned closure, calling the move by the American automaker a "death sentence," and threatening a strike.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Not enough info given on charities

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2018

My suggestion to all UAW elected and appointed leaders is to lead with integrity and honesty and to uphold your oath of office.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Tesla's latest stunt is out of this world

8:15 am U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2018

Tesla's latest stunt is out of this world; Widow of UAW official pleads guilty; Subaru's plug-in partners; Ex-Uber CEO Kalanick testifies; Mazda profit up; A crush on luxury cars.... Read More »

Holiefield's widow pleads guilty to 1 count in UAW-FCA corruption case

4:45 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2018

As part of a plea deal with federal officials, Monica Morgan, the widow of former UAW Vice President General Holiefield, pleaded guilty to one count of subscribing a false tax return.... Read More »

German industrial workers, employers agree to pay deal

Feb. 6, 2018 08:48 CET

Workers and employers in southwestern Germany agreed to a deal on pay and working hours after a series of strikes that hit automakers and suppliers. Both sides said they will recommend the deal's adoption across the country.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

UAW must respond to crisis by making some key changes

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2018

These must be gut-wrenching times for the men and women who pay dues each month to the UAW. No one wants to believe that their interests may have been sold out for personal gain.

Yet there are formal allegations of corruption surrounding some top leaders of the UAW and indications that federal investigators are continuing to probe the labor organization.... Read More »

Scandal threatens UAW solidarity

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 4, 2018

The UAW's cornerstone principle is under growing pressure as a federal corruption investigation widens and more details emerge about the luxuries purchased with millions of dollars intended for training programs.... Read More »

German vehicle output disrupted for 3rd day by union strikes

11:55 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2018

Car factories across Germany were at a standstill on Friday as industrial workers staged a third day of 24-hour strikes, focusing on plants owned by Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Audi and BMW.... Read More »

VW, Ford hit by second day of German industrial strikes

Feb. 1, 2018 11:41 CET

VW Group and Ford were among companies hit by a second day of 24-hour strikes by industrial workers in Germany. Daimler, which is also expected to face strikes, will find it hard to make up for production shortfalls resulting from the action, CEO Dieter Zetsche said.... Read More »

VW German ouput at risk as wage dispute intensifies

Feb. 1, 2018 16:46 CET

German union IG Metall threatened to cripple vehicle production at VW Group if top executives at the automaker continue to block sizeable pay increases for workers.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Ex-union VP implicated in FCA-UAW scandal

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 31, 2018

Ex-union VP implicated in FCA-UAW scandal; Nearly flat Jan. sales expected; Daimler, BMW move, suspend workers tied to fumes tests; Hyundai's Super Bowl ad spotlights cancer charity.... Read More »

Ex-union VP Norwood Jewell implicated in UAW-FCA scandal

2:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 31, 2018

Former UAW Vice President Norwood Jewell, who headed the most recent round of contract negotiations with FCA US, has been implicated in the widening, multimillion-dollar corruption scandal involving the union and Fiat Chrysler.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Workers sue FCA and UAW, allege collusion

8:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2018

Workers allege FCA-UAW collusion; Faraday sues rival startup; Buick hitches wagon to a Regal; Mercedes-Benz's A class goal; More Pacificas for Waymo; Alliance nabs VW's sales title.... Read More »

Opel, Spanish unions reach deal over Corsa plant

Jan. 30, 2018 11:08 CET

Opel and its Spanish unions have reached an agreement on worker conditions at its Zaragoza plant after threats by owner PSA to cut investment at the factory that builds the best-selling Opel Corsa.... Read More »

FCA union employees sue UAW, company over corruption scandal

5:33 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 29, 2018

Three FCA employees filed a federal lawsuit against the automaker and the UAW seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages stemming from the FCA-UAW criminal collusion scandal.... Read More »

GKN says hostile bidder Melrose's debt plan could hit pension scheme

Jan. 29, 2018 16:46 CET

GKN issued a new salvo against Melrose's hostile bid by warning that raising the company's debt ratio could reduce the strength of its covenants and therefore increase the cash needed to fund its pension.... Read More »

AutoNation's drive to beat cancer has become a brand

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 29, 2018

After AutoNation decided to dedicate itself to fighting breast cancer, the mission has become visibly embedded in its culture and unmistakably linked to the company's brand.... Read More »

AutoNation's ties to cancer centers helps its employees

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 29, 2018

AutoNation has developed relationships with cancer centers across the country and launched company policies to assist employees and their family members who are fighting cancer.... Read More »

All-day strikes loom at German auto companies after wage talks collapse

Jan. 27, 2018 15:15 CET

Germany's most powerful union, IG Metall, is escalating a dispute over wages and flexible working hours with day-long strikes planned that threaten to hit automakers and suppliers.... Read More »

UAW leader: Payments to union official did not taint Detroit 3 talks

4:24 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2018

UAW President Dennis Williams denied a claim that payments by a Fiat Chrysler executive to a union official had compromised Detroit 3 contract talks or impacted union funds.... Read More »

 
Why rival designers are talking up the Jaguar I-Pace

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19 2018

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It's intriguing when, without prompting, designers talk up a rival vehicle. And that's happening wit ...
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Renault follows Audi into the potentially lucrative e-sports world

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14 2018

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Renault is following other major corporate sponsors, including Audi, into the potentially lucrative ...
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VW has fixed its China operations and is now set to keep its lead

Yang Jian
5:39 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9 2018

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GM, Toyota, Honda, Geely and Great Wall have all had good starts to the year in China, posting stron ...
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Polestar CEO's challenge: embracing change

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8 2018

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Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath made the rare transition of from design boss to chief executive of his ...
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For German automakers, an ugly past that won't go away

Christiaan Hetzner
2:18 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2018

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The moral depths to which Volkswagen was willing to sink in order to defraud public opinion about th ...
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Jaguar XJ could be reborn as electric Tesla fighter

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23 2018

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Autocar reported this week that the Jaguar XJ flagship sedan is being rebuilt from the wheels ...
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Peugeot's decision to give 3008 and 5008 SUV styling pays off

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19 2018

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Peugeot's decision to replace its 3008 and 5008 minivans with more crossover-oriented versions has p ...
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BMW exec combines Silicon Valley innovation with corporate rigor

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17 2018

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German automotive companies have acknowledged that they need to foster a work culture more akin to S ...
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Will Mercedes' G class get juiced?

Amy Wilson
9:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14 2018

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Mercedes could make an electric variant of its iconic G-class SUV, Dieter Zetsche seemed to imply in ...
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PSA develops possible Renault Twizy rival

Peter Sigal
4:55 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12 2018

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PSA's latest effort in the field of mobility services is a plug-in hybrid three-wheeled scooter that ...
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European sales rise 7% in January, boosted by SUVs
Europe's new-car market opened the year with 7 percent sales growth in January. Almost all automaker ...
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Renault, Kia and Ford are winners as Russia sales rise 31%
Renault, Kia and Ford were big winners in Russia in January after the new-car market grew by 31 perc ...
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French, Asian brands outstrip home rivals in rising German market
French and most Asian brands outstripped domestic rivals in sales growth in a German market up 12 pe ...
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UK sales fall 6% in January with diesel demand slumping
UK registrations fell 6 percent last month as weaker consumer confidence and uncertainty over the fu ...
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Italy sales rise 3% on extra selling day
New-car sales in Italy rose 3.4 percent to 177,822 in January, according to figures published by Ita ...
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Spain sales surge 20% in January
New-car sales in Spain surged 20 percent in January on strong demand for the VW, Seat and Peugeot br ...
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France sales increase nearly 3% in January
New-car registrations in France rose 2.5 percent in January, with sales helped by strong gains at Pe ...
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European sales fall 5% in December with Fiat, Nissan and Skoda among biggest losers
European new-car sales fell nearly 5 percent in December, hurt by extra days off for Christmas versu ...
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Kia, VW are winners as Russia sales rise 12% in 2017
Kia and VW brand were the top gainers in Russia last year as the country's new-car market rebounded ...
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Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year
Aging models such as the BMW 1 series and Audi A3 as well as the continued rise of SUV alternatives ...
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Europe's EV sales expected to top 200,000 this year
Sales of full-electric cars are set to surge to 200,000 this year, helped by the arrival of the new ...
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the com ...
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers ...
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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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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Toyota promotes female executive to top management level
Chika Kako is a rarity in Toyota's upper echelons. ...
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Rolls-Royce appoints new engineering chief
Rolls-Royce named BMW veteran Mihiar Ayoubi as head of engineering at the British ultraluxury brand. ...
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Kuniskis' job: Fan excitement for Alfa, Maserati
Tim Kuniskis, the car-crazy U.S. sales guy handed control of Alfa Romeo and Maserati, knows somethin ...
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FCA names new global boss for Alfa, Maserati
Fiat Chrysler named Tim Kuniskis to be the new global head for Maserati and Alfa Romeo while trimmin ...
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New ZF CEO is former Bosch autos boss Scheider
ZF recruits mew CEO from Mahle, which had grabbed him from Bosch. Mahle promotes the man it recruite ...
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Nissan Europe promotes veteran alliance exec to top sales job
Nissan Europe has promoted Ken Ramirez to lead its sales and marketing operations in the region foll ...
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Valeo appoints new China president
Valeo has promoted Francois Marion to president of its China unit. ...
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Former Bosch autos chief will be new ZF CEO, reports say
Bosch's former automotive division head, Wolf-Henning Scheider, will be the new CEO of ZF, moving fr ...
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Skoda veteran named Audi's China sales chief
Audi has appointed Marco Schubert, Skoda's sales chief for Asia, as president of sales at VW's joint ...
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Schaeffler names former BMW exec as new e-mobility chief
Schaeffler has appointed Jochen Schroeder, a former BMW executive, to lead the group's newly establi ...
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BMW makes leaner, sleeker 6-series GT
BMW hopes a more appealing design, greater variability and increased comfort will propel sales of it ...
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Volvo counts on XC40 for conquests
Volvo is counting on its first model in the fast-growing premium compact SUV segment to break a lot ...
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Hyundai gives Kona off-road capabilities to broaden small SUV's appeal
Hyundai hopes a sharp design, advanced connectivity features and off-road capability will help win c ...
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Citroen sees C3 Aircross luring minivan loyalists
Citroen says the C3 Aircross will stand out from rivals in the subcompact SUV segment with its expre ...
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VW seeks youth appeal with T-Roc
VW believes the T-Roc's high-tech connectivity features, expressive design and fashionable color opt ...
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Seat Arona tackles the 'urban jungle'
Seat is aiming its Arona subcompact crossover at inhabitants of "the urban jungle" who don't need of ...
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BMW sticks to X3's winning formula
BMW has stuck to its winning formula for its X3, one of the automaker's highest volume models, givin ...
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Renault touts Alaskan's comfort features
Renault is seeking to capture a share of Europe's small-but-growing pickup segment with the Alaskan, ...
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Mercedes pickup aims to mimic success of brand's SUVs
Daimler hopes the Mercedes X class will be a game-changer for its light commercial vehicles division ...
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Opel Grandland X plugs key gap in SUV lineup
Opel's Grandland X crossover is expected to give the automaker a strong foothold in Europe's popular ...
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Suppliers to the new Toyota C-HR
Assembly of the all-new Toyota C-HR began in November 2016 at the automaker's plant in Sakarya, Turk ...
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Suppliers to the new Aston Martin DB11
Assembly of the all-new Aston Martin DB11 began in May 2016 in at the supercar maker's plant in Gayd ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q2
Assembly of the all-new Audi Q2 began in July 2016 at Audi's plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. ...
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