Labor

UAW withdraws objection to lost election at VW Chattanooga plant

8:29 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
The UAW said today it is withdrawing its objection claiming undue outside political interference in a February vote it lost among workers at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee.... Read More »

 

Labor dispute at Jeep supplier in Ohio ends after one-day walkout

2:22 pm U.S. ET | April 17, 2014
A supplier labor dispute that temporarily disrupted production of the hot-selling 2014 Jeep Cherokee in Toledo, Ohio, on Thursday has been resolved.... Read More »

 

PHILIP NUSSEL

Why the UAW appeal at VW is a slippery slope

3:23 pm U.S. ET | April 9, 2014
The UAW better be careful what it wishes for. If the union convinces President Barack Obama's National Labor Relations Board that it's an unfair labor practice for political leaders to be publicly involved in an organizing effort, then organized labor risks diluting the power of its best weapon: public pressure.... Read More »

 

AutoNation wants more service lane hospitality

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
AutoNation Inc., the country's biggest dealership group, is recruiting service advisers among restaurant waiters and other service-industry workers, part of a new plan to reduce turnover in a key position.... Read More »

 

Renault cuts 2,500 jobs in 1st year of French union deal

April 4, 2014 09:00 CET
Renault has cut about 2,500 jobs in the first year of a productivity deal with French unions and says the pact is on course to deliver 500 million euros ($690 million) in savings.... Read More »

 

Unifor delays union vote at Toyota's Canada plants

6:37 pm U.S. ET | April 3, 2014
The union pushing to organize workers at Toyota's Canadian plants said on Thursday it would delay a union vote after Toyota said some 7,500 employees would be eligible to join the unit, nearly 1,000 more than the union had believed. The news is a setback for Unifor, Canada's largest private sector union, which filed for certification with the Ontario labor board on Monday and said voting would start next week.... Read More »

 

UAW, citing anti-union collusion, seeks delay in hearing on VW vote

10:01 pm U.S. ET | April 1, 2014
The UAW asked a federal agency to stay an April 21 hearing related to a mid-February union vote it lost at a Tennessee Volkswagen plant, citing what it called new evidence of collusion between Republican lawmakers and anti-union groups.... Read More »

 

Toyota factory workers in Canada to vote on joining Unifor union

2:58 pm U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
Workers at Toyota's Canadian manufacturing plants are set to vote next week on whether to unionize. Unifor, Canada's largest private-sector union, said on Monday it has filed with the Ontario labor board to hold a union certification vote at three Toyota assembly plants in Canada.... Read More »

 

As labor veteran retires, Daimler eyes smoother cost cuts

March 31, 2014 08:03 CET
The retirement from Daimler's supervisory board of combative trade union veteran Erich Klemm may smooth management-labor relations at the company and boost the career of Wolfgang Bernhard, who is seen as a candidate to succeed CEO Dieter Zetsche.... Read More »

 

EDITORIAL

Polarized politics and the changing auto landscape

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
As government assistance appears to lose appeal in attracting new auto manufacturing investments, the industry and politicians in North America must rethink how they cooperate.... Read More »

 

Honda cuts UK car output on weak growth outlook

March 25, 2014 16:50 CET
Honda will cut 340 jobs at its UK factory and reduce production to two shifts from three. The company said it does not expect sales to rebound in Europe in the next couple of years.... Read More »

 

Union opponents sue Volkswagen, UAW over Tennessee plant

4:18 pm U.S. ET | March 13, 2014
Three workers opposing unionization have sued Volkswagen and the UAW in a federal court, alleging that VW and the union improperly colluded in the run-up to a union election in Tennessee that the UAW lost.... Read More »

 

UAW slams decision giving anti-union workers voice in VW dispute

3:58 pm U.S. ET | March 12, 2014
The UAW sharply criticized and vowed to appeal a federal agency's decision to let anti-UAW Volkswagen workers defend the results of an election that the union lost last month at a Tennessee VW plant.... Read More »

 

Toyota raises Japanese workers' base wages for first time since 2008

6:32 am U.S. ET | March 12, 2014
Toyota agreed to increase base wages in Japan for the first time since 2008 as the nation's largest company heads for record profits.... Read More »

 

Anti-union workers win voice in UAW fight at VW's Tenn. plant

3:26 pm U.S. ET | March 11, 2014
The National Labor Relations Board has decided that anti-union workers at Volkswagen AG can defend the results of a mid-February union election that the UAW lost at the company's plant in Chattanooga.... Read More »

 

THE VOLKSWAGEN VOTE

Corker: Don't let the UAW silence public officials

1:11 pm U.S. ET | March 4, 2014
Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., in an op-ed published by The Wall Street Journal today, accused the UAW of trying to silence public officials as part of the union's appeal of a failed organizing vote at Volkswagen AG's Tennessee assembly plant last month.... Read More »

 

New PSA boss Tavares eyes further cost cuts

March 3, 2014 21:32 CET
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen may seek more cost savings and does not rule out capacity cuts in France after 2016 if they are needed to turn the struggling carmaker around, new CEO Carlos Tavares said.... Read More »

 

THE VOLKSWAGEN VOTE

UAW faces second challenge in appeal of VW plant vote

12:53 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 28, 2014
An anti-union group representing some workers at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant on Friday moved to challenge the UAW's appeal of this month's election in which the union failed to organize workers at the factory.... Read More »

 

THE VOLKSWAGEN VOTE

Corker: U.S. labor board should not 'muzzle' lawmakers

12:37 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2014
Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee called on federal authorities on Thursday not to muzzle lawmakers who do not support union organizing as they consider the UAW's appeal of a failed effort to represent workers at a VW plant in Chattanooga.... Read More »

 

VW workers file to fight UAW's election challenge in U.S.

Feb. 26, 2014 06:01 CET
Five workers from Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant in the U.S. have petitioned the National Labor Relations Board for a chance to challenge the UAW's efforts to overturn the results of this month's union election there.... Read More »

 

THE VOLKSWAGEN VOTE

VW workers file to fight UAW's election challenge

4:02 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 25, 2014
Five workers from Volkswagen AG's Chattanooga plant petitioned the National Labor Relations Board today for a chance to challenge the UAW's efforts to overturn the results of this month's union election there.... Read More »

 

THE VOLKSWAGEN VOTE

King: UAW appeal in VW vote targets outsiders

5:18 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
UAW President Bob King said on Monday that the union's appeal of a failed organizing effort at Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga will focus on the actions of outside parties, not the German automaker.... Read More »

 

LABOR'S UNREST

Tracing the UAW's struggle with foreign automakers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
Automotive News spoke to labor analyst Kristen Dziczek about the root of the issues that led up to the recent vote at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga.... Read More »

 

JESSE SNYDER

At Volkswagen, labor is indeed a full partner

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
I was shocked by two Southern politicians so eager to score points with local conservative voting bases that they insulted half the board members of the automakers whose U.S. plants they so covet.... Read More »

 

EDITORIAL

What does the UAW offer today's workers?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
After its narrow defeat at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant, the UAW needs to engage in some serious soul-searching.... Read More »

 

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