VW failed to report death, 3 injuries linked to vehicles to NHTSA

6:34 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

Volkswagen failed to report at least one death and three injuries involving its vehicles to a U.S. regulator's database designed to save lives by spotting possible defects.... Read More »


Detroit 3 see no relief on UAW health care costs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2015

The Detroit 3 entered labor negotiations with the UAW this year determined to rein in soaring health care tabs. The union seemed to oblige early on, proposing an innovative health care cooperative. But any promise of meaningful reform has been thrown out the window.... Read More »

GM's Janesville, Wis., plant slated to close for good, UAW memo shows

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2015

GM's mothballed assembly plant in Janesville, Wis., is slated to be closed permanently, the UAW disclosed in documents related to its tentative labor deal with the automaker. Output at the 96-year-old plant was shuttered in December 2008, six months ahead of GM's bankruptcy.... Read More »

GM commits to spend $8.3 billion, upgrade 12 U.S. plants under UAW pact

6:15 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2015

The UAW's tentative contract with GM includes a commitment to spend $1.9 billion more than what's already been pledged on upgrades to 12 U.S. plants, along with the union's first significant wage increases in a decade and an $8,000 signing bonus to persuade workers to support the package.... Read More »

GM, UAW deal offers signing bonus up to $8,000, report says

11:04 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2015

GM's tentative labor agreement with the UAW offers hourly employees a signing bonus of as much as $8,000 and better profit sharing than the contract approved by workers at Fiat Chrysler, a person familiar with the details said.... Read More »


BLOG: GM workers can credit FCA rank and file for UAW's 'transformative' deal

3:41 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2015

UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada will reveal details Wednesday of a tentative four-year deal with General Motors that she is describing as “transformative.”... Read More »

GM, UAW reach tentative labor pact with 'significant' wage gains

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2015

The UAW and GM reached a tentative agreement late Sunday on a four-year labor contract just before a union-imposed midnight deadline, wrapping up a short but intense bargaining session and defusing for now any chance of a strike.... Read More »

Will Trudeau's victory mark a win for industry in Canada?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2015

Last week's dramatic election in Canada could turn out to be good news for the country's beleaguered auto industry. The winning left-leaning Liberal Party, led by prime minister-designate Justin Trudeau, campaigned by pledging a greater willingness to spend money to stimulate the economy and create or preserve jobs.... Read More »

Reuther, LBJ and the small-car scheme

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2015

In a much-discussed new book, Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story, author David Maraniss writes of a little-known plan in the early 1960s for Detroit's Big 3 automakers to build small cars together. At least it was the plan of Walter Reuther, the United Auto Workers' legendary UAW president.... Read More »


A strike at GM would potentially cost $1.1 billion a week

8:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 25, 2015

A UAW strike of General Motors, perhaps as early as midnight tonight, could potentially cost the automaker at least $1.1 billion a week in lost revenue and exacerbate shortages of some hot-selling models.... Read More »

Detroit 3, UAW will ditch hiring caps, sources say

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2015

The UAW's new contract with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will set the pattern for how first General Motors and then Ford fix the divisive two-tier wage system at their factories, said sources familiar with the negotiations.... Read More »

UAW sets midnight Sunday deadline for GM contract

4:15 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2015

The UAW has given General Motors a late Sunday deadline to reach a tentative agreement on a new four-year contract, the union said. The union notified GM of an 11:59 p.m. ET Sunday contract termination. The notice did not threaten a strike, though the UAW could call one if an agreement isn't reached.... Read More »


BLOG: GM's product plans create bargaining chips for UAW talks

8:52 am U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2015

Product commitments are valuable bargaining chips in UAW contract talks. And General Motors has a lot of them -- most imprinted with a Cadillac badge.... Read More »

GM, Ford profits have UAW eyeing richer deals after Fiat Chrysler approval

6:37 am U.S. ET | Oct. 23, 2015

When UAW members last month turned down the first labor contract negotiated between their union and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, it looked like it might go badly for the union. It didn't.... Read More »

UAW files for VW recognition of 165 workers in Tennessee

3:10 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 23, 2015

The UAW said it filed for an election by 165 skilled trades workers at the Volkswagen AG auto plant in Chattanooga, Tenn.... Read More »

GM to eliminate shift at small-car plant in Michigan

1:45 am U.S. ET | Oct. 23, 2015

General Motors will lay off about 500 workers at the assembly plant where the Chevrolet Sonic is built, the latest symptom of sagging demand for small cars as consumers buy more crossovers and SUVs.... Read More »

GM will be next negotiating target for the UAW, union says

3:07 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 22, 2015

The UAW said it will pivot to General Motors for its next round of bargaining following Fiat Chrysler Automobiles workers' ratification today of a new four-year contract. The UAW "will pursue a contract for UAW-GM members in the next round of Big Three bargaining as negotiations continue at Ford," the union said in a statement.... Read More »

GM to add second shift, 1,200 jobs at Detroit-Hamtramck plant

8:15 am U.S. ET | Oct. 22, 2015

General Motors is adding a second shift -- about 1,200 workers -- at its Detroit-Hamtramck plant to meet future demand for the five vehicles made there, including the redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid that rolls out in coming weeks.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler labor contract ratified with 77 percent support from UAW members

10:05 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2015

UAW-represented workers at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles approved a new four-year agreement with the carmaker after negotiators revised a rejected, earlier deal that failed to provide a pathway for entry-level Tier 2 workers to achieve full pay. The final count was 77 percent in favor, the union said in a statement today following two days of voting.... Read More »

Dealership takes auto-retail career pitch into schools

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19, 2015

When he is not running Barberino Nissan, Managing Partner John Mocadlo visits local high schools and junior high schools to tell students that -- in so many words -- being in the car business is cool.... Read More »


Volkswagen considers cutting temporary staff

Oct. 17, 2015 15:25 CET

VW is considering a reduction in temporary workers as part of efforts to offset the cost of the emissions scandal. The outlook for sales and employment levels is unpredictable, the company said after reporting lower September deliveries.... Read More »


With so many jobs to fill, automakers and dealers need to entice young people

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17, 2015

Automotive jobs are going begging, causing automakers, retailers and state governments to search for creative ways to attract young people to the industry. They need to. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates the auto industry, along with including dealerships, will have tens of thousands of jobs to fill in the next several years.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler to end Viper production in 2017, labor deal says

1:19 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 15, 2015

The Viper, Dodge's all-American exotic sports car launched nearly a quarter-century ago to much acclaim, will end production in 2017, according to details contained in Fiat Chrysler's new contract with the UAW.... Read More »

Aston Martin will cut up to 295 jobs as a part of restructuring

Oct. 15, 2015 08:57 CET

Aston Martin said it would cut up to 295 jobs as it tries to turn around its money-losing business.... Read More »

Daimler will start trainee program for refugees in Germany

Oct. 14, 2015 11:48 CET

Daimler will offer work experience and German classes for refugees at its Stuttgart factory as part of a plan to qualify several hundred people seeking shelter in Germany.... Read More »

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