Labor Unions

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 »

 

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 »

 

Ally Financial CEO Carpenter won't get pay hike, U.S. Treasury says

7:41 pm U.S. ET | April 2, 2014
The Obama administration is holding the total compensation unchanged this year for the head of bailed-out auto lender Ally Financial, the Treasury Department said on Wednesday.... 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 »

 

A WARNING IN WINDSOR

Canada losing 'civil war' for auto jobs

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
Chrysler Group shocked many Canadians when it abandoned potential government help to overhaul its assembly plants in Windsor, Ontario. Chrysler will stay, for now anyway, but CEO Sergio Marchionne's dire warnings about Ontario's "competitiveness" left many questioning the long-term fate of building vehicles 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 »

 

UAW membership rises for 4th straight year as industry rebounds

1:13 pm U.S. ET | March 29, 2014
The UAW said its membership rolls expanded by 2.3 percent to 391,415 last year, aided by rising production at the Detroit 3. The tally marked the fourth straight year of increases.... Read More »

 

Skoda unions, management agree 2% wage rise

March 28, 2014 16:15 CET
Unions and management at Skoda have agreed a wage deal for the next 12 months that will see workers receive a 2 percent rise in wages and a one-off payment.... Read More »

 

VW reassigns U.S. plant chief Fischer amid management shuffle

March 27, 2014 17:20 CET
Frank Fischer, who has led VW's operations in Chattanooga since the automaker announced its return to manufacturing in the United States in 2008, has been reassigned to lead an assembly plant in Germany.... Read More »

 

Bill Ford says UAW's Gettelfinger deserves more credit 'for helping save Ford'

11:40 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2014
Ford Motor Executive Chairman Bill Ford today credited the UAW for helping to “save” the automaker and stood by the track record of Ford's dealer network as Tesla Motors pushes its direct-sales model.... Read More »

 

VW reassigns Chattanooga plant chief Fischer amid management shuffle

11:20 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2014
Frank Fischer, who has led Volkswagen AG’s operations in Chattanooga since the automaker announced its return to manufacturing in the United States in 2008, has been reassigned to lead an assembly plant in Germany, the company announced today.... Read More »

 

PSA to cut executive pension packages, report says

March 20, 2014 13:04 CET
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen will cut the size of its executive pension packages, a French daily reported, months after public criticism forced former CEO Philippe Varin to turn down his pension.... Read More »

 

Help wanted: Industry restocks for recovery

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
Showing increasing confidence in the pace and durability of the recovery, automakers are spending to restock depleted departments in core areas, such as sales, marketing, distribution, product planning and administration.... Read More »

 

Renault says French dealerships open despite strike

March 14, 2014 17:51 CET
Renault said a strike at its company owned dealerships in France had little support and did not impact customers.... 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 »

 

Ford, Canadian union criticize South Korea trade deal

8:00 am U.S. ET | March 12, 2014
A new free trade agreement with South Korea will throw a wrench into Canada's auto sector recovery, Ford and Canadian union leaders warned on Tuesday, highlighting the pressure on an industry already struggling with competition from Mexico.... 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 »

 

Western European 2014 sales forecast revised upwards

March 11, 2014 06:01 CET
Six consecutive months of year-on-year growth in western European car sales has some market watchers revising their sales forecasts upwards.... Read More »

 

Corker, King trade barbs in aftermath of VW vote

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
A war of words continues in the aftermath of the UAW's failure last month to organize workers at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant.... Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

UAW takes 2 steps forward, 3 back

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
The UAW is grasping at straws to increase revenue because of the loss of jobs and the two-tier wage scale.... Read More »

 

Ford to move medium-duty truck line from Mexico to Ohio

7:34 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2014
Ford, which plans to cease making the Econoline van later this year, will revive the Ohio factory where the vehicle is made by investing $168 million to move truck production there from Mexico early in 2015.... Read More »

 

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