Labor

Audi's unions demand electric model for German plant

March 30, 2017 09:34 CET

Audi labor leaders have asked the company to assign production of an all-electric model to the carmaker's main plant in Germany. Unions are concerned that Audi's German workers might lose out as EVs gain in importance.... Read More »

JOHN IRWIN

BLOG: Trump's labor chief nominee once ruled in favor of UAW

4:02 pm U.S. ET | March 29, 2017

President Donald Trump's pick to head the Labor Department once had the UAW's back in a dispute with DaimlerChrysler.... Read More »

Black Tesla worker says he faced racist taunts, violent threats

12:26 pm U.S. ET | March 28, 2017

A black production worker at Tesla filed a lawsuit claiming his job quickly turned from "a dream come true" to a nightmare when he was subjected to racial epithets.... Read More »

Hyundai's Czech workers get big pay increase

March 28, 2017 11:38 CET

Workers at Hyundai's Czech plant will get on average a 12 percent pay raise this year, the latest big increase at a major manufacturer in Europe's tightest labor market.... Read More »

VW's Diess wins labor backing for reform, paper says

March 17, 2017 11:21 CET

VW Group's powerful labor chief, Bernd Osterloh, said a dispute with VW brand boss Herbert Diess over how to implement reforms at the automaker's core brand has been laid to rest. "That's history," Osterloh told a German newspaper.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Trump vows fight for auto jobs

8:15 am U.S. ET | March 16, 2017

Trump in Detroit: A fight for jobs, 'Painful adjustment' ahead?, Environmental groups defend mpg targets; Marchionne: 'Zero interest' in VW merger; Audi Q4 confirmed; Tesla cash hunt.... Read More »

EPA will reopen review of 2025 emissions rules

2:30 pm U.S. ET | March 15, 2017

President Donald Trump said his administration will reopen a review of Obama-era emissions mandates, welcome news for automakers that argue the strict standards are costly and out-of-touch with market realities. The president promised to bring back manufacturing jobs to bolster the industry in the U.S.... Read More »

Trump courts Detroit's divided union

6:25 am U.S. ET | March 15, 2017

President Donald Trump returned to one of American labor's last remaining strongholds with a message that could drive a wedge between long Democratic-leaning union leadership and members that are breaking ranks.... Read More »

Balancing front end, F&I to maximize profit

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2017

F&I managers eager to boost their commissions sometimes entice customers to buy F&I products with giveaways that slice into the otherwise solid profit made on the front end of the vehicle transaction. There are ways dealers can stop the drain, but the first step is recognition of the potential.... Read More »

VW says core brand will improve profitability in 2017

March 7, 2017 18:10 CET

Volkswagen brand chief Herbert Diess says the marque will improve profitability and gain market share this year after posting stable financial results in 2016 thanks to cost cuts.... Read More »

GM to make pension payments for years just to escape Europe

12:30 pm U.S. ET | March 7, 2017

General Motors will practically pay France's PSA Group to take its long-struggling European unit off its hands as it looks to cauterize a perennial bleeder.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: GM-PSA deal approved, report says

3:30 pm U.S. ET | March 3, 2017

GM-PSA deal approved, report says; Mercedes fire risk; Mobility matters: Infiniti loads Q50 with autonomy tech, GM's Maven offers monthly reservations, Where drones meet flying cars.... Read More »

Ford seeks UK cost cuts as Brexit weighs on Europe outlook

March 2, 2017 09:22 CET

Ford has initiated labor talks to cut costs at a UK engine plant as the automaker grapples with the aftermath of Brexit and slowing growth in Europe.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: GM on a truck-spiff spree

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2017

Spiffs shave thousands off GM pickups; Trump's NAFTA stand a dilemma for unions; Supplier showcases leaps in lighting; Volvo XC40 spied; Bentley mulls EV; A Hazzard-ous stunt.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Buy American' is a tune for the bad old days

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2017

We believe in America. Don't question that for a moment. But UAW President Dennis Williams' talk of a "Buy American" ad campaign is one of those insipid '80s tunes we can't seem to tap our toes to.... Read More »

Obituaries

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2017

Bob White, one of the founders of the Canadian Auto Workers, died at the age of 81. Michigan dealer Dick Huvaere died at the age of 72.... Read More »

NEWS ANALYSIS

Organized labor's Trump predicament

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 25, 2017

The UAW and other unions finally have a friend on trade in the White House. But much of the rest of President Trump's agenda stands in stark contrast to labor's priorities.... Read More »

Musk disputes claims Tesla's Calif. factory workers are overworked, underpaid

5:30 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2017

Tesla CEO Elon Musk shot back against claims that workers at the company’s California factory are overworked and underpaid, calling them “disingenuous and outright false.”... Read More »

VW brand chief Diess gets backing from Porsche-Piech clan, report says

Feb. 24, 2017 11:36 CET

Volkswagen Group's embattled VW brand chief Herbert Diess still has the backing of the clan that controls the carmaker, despite his recurring clashes with labor leaders over cost-cutting plans, Reuters reported.... Read More »

GM-PSA TALKS

Tavares talks about Opel/Vauxhall jobs with Germany's Merkel and UK's May

Feb. 23, 2017 14:42 CET

UK Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have both spoken with PSA CEO Carlos Tavares in the last few days as the executive looks likely to preside over a deal with Opel/Vauxhall that may put UK and German car jobs at risk.... Read More »

GM worker released from hospital after stabbing at Wentzville plant

11:29 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2017

A worker at General Motors' Wentzville assembly plant in Missouri has been released from the hospital after being stabbed five times Wednesday night at the plant, according to officials.... Read More »

GM supplier organized after strike by UAW in Kansas City

2:42 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 22, 2017

Workers at a Kansas City factory that supplies General Motors on Tuesday ratified their first UAW-bargained contract with a nearly unanimous vote after a three-week strike.... Read More »

PSA says it will honor existing Opel job guarantees

Feb. 21, 2017 11:19 CET

PSA Group told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that it would uphold Opel and Vauxhall job guarantees if it buys the GM's European arm, though some analysts say thousands of job losses are likely eventually.... Read More »

VW softens some cost-cutting demands, workers say

Feb. 21, 2017 15:57 CET

VW Group has rowed back on some cost-cutting demands at its core VW brand, the company's labor bosses said, as both sides seek to end a dispute over implementing a turnaround plan.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Ex-FCA quality boss Betts joins J.D. Power

8:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2017

Ex-FCA quality boss Betts joins J.D. Power; Audi fires diesel engineers; Former CAW, Land Rover execs die; Supplier optimism grows.... Read More »

 
Lithium next German power play?

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28 2017

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BMW, Daimler and VW came together to acquire Nokia's HERE high-definition mapping unit in 2015 so wi ...
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Shanghai show to measure progress of China's would-be Teslas

Yang Jian
4:19 am U.S. ET | March 24 2017

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At least six startups funded by Chinese backers have hatched plans to develop high-performance EVs a ...
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Why VW patriarch Piech's parting will be bitter

Christiaan Hetzner
8:16 am U.S. ET | March 22 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's plan to burn all bridges to his life's work and sell his indirect stake in VW Grou ...
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Why city mayors may dictate which cars will rule the roads

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 18 2017

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PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares is scared that the mayors of the world's biggest cities -- especially t ...
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How Aston Martin could help make your life better

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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Aston Martin is playing a key role in reducing CO2 and giving back a huge amount of lost time to car ...
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Audi CEO's polished exterior shows cracks amid diesel scandal

Christiaan Hetzner
5:53 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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There are few German top managers as practiced as Audi CEO Rupert Stadler. ...
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As VW exits crisis, the press spins next chapter like pirate radio

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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When the financial and automotive press gathered Tuesday in Wolfsburg, home to a leading automaker, ...
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Mitsubishi gets a lot more European

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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Mitsubishi is becoming a lot more European as Chairman Carlos Ghosn fills key posts with trusted French and British executives. ...
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Perseverance leads to perfect iPad pockets in new XC60


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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Volvo's new XC60 has an iPad-friendly storage space that took a decade to make a reality. ...
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For Italy's Giugiaros, a return to the Geneva spotlight


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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It would not be a Geneva auto show without Giorget‎to and Fabrizio Giugiaro up on a small stan ...
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European sales rise 2% amid political uncertainty
New-car registrations rose 2 percent in Europe last month even though major brands such as VW, Opel ...
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W. European sales edge up in February
Western European car sales rose nearly 1 percent in February as demand slowed in key markets. ...
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Diesels lose appeal in weaker German car market
New-car sales in Germany fell nearly 3 percent last month, with diesel models worst hit as authoriti ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
GM's Opel brand and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions o ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
Opel and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions of a possibl ...
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Irish new-car sales fall in January as Brexit bites
New-car sales in Ireland fell nearly 2 percent in January as the British pound's sharp decline after ...
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EU car sales growth expected to slow to 1%, ACEA says
Car sales in the EU are expected to grow by about 1 percent in 2017, a sharp slowdown from last year ...
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Russia slump forecast to end; rapid recovery unlikely
After a four-year drop, Russia's car market looks to have bottomed out, leaving manufacturers optimi ...
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Western European car sales rise 10% in January
Western European car sales rose 9.5 percent in January on buoyant demand in Germany, France, Italy a ...
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UK sales rise 3% in Jan. on consumer demand
UK new-car registrations rose 3 percent in January, helped by the first increase in demand from priv ...
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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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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Audi's new development boss will start earlier than expected
Former Volvo executive Peter Mertens will become Audi's development chief earlier than anticipated, ...
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Nissan appoints EV expert as new tech boss for Europe
Nissan has appointed company veteran Nobusuke Toukura as the head of its European technical center. ...
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Nissan Europe promotes French exec to sales and marketing chief
Nissan Europe named Philippe Saillard as its new head of sales and marketing, a promotion from his c ...
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Infiniti names former BMW exec Habib as design chief
Infiniti, Nissan's premium brand, named Karim Habib, former global design chief for BMW, as the bran ...
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Nissan's Nakamura retires as design team is shuffled
Shiro Nakamura, who penned some of Nissan's most daring and memorable cars, will retire after 17 yea ...
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GM, Honda name top management for fuel cell venture
GM and Honda named the top managers that will oversee their newly formed Fuel Cell System Manufactur ...
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Toyota names new Europe sales boss
Toyota has shuffled its executive team in Europe, naming Hiroaki Nanahara, a veteran of the company' ...
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Toyota trims exec positions, aims for quicker decision making
Toyota has reduced its number of top positions to speed up decision making, as the automaker works t ...
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Daimler picks U.S. trucks chief Daum to replace Bernhard
Daimler has appointed the head of its North American trucks division to run group-wide truck operati ...
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Federal-Mogul shakes up leadership under Icahn takeover
Federal-Mogul Holdings named Bradley Norton as the new co-CEO and CEO of the supplier's motor parts division. ...
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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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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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