Labor Dispute

Toyota says union pay demand 'impossible' because costs would jump

6:19 am U.S. ET | Feb. 25, 2015

Toyota rebuffed the largest wage increase proposal from its union since 1998, saying the raise would lift costs by about $168 million....
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Japanese carmakers airlift parts

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2015

Japanese carmakers, including Honda Motor Co. and Subaru parent Fuji Heavy Industries, are shipping some auto parts to the United States by air to bypass a labor dispute at West Coast ports that is delaying deliveries....
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Nissan rejects U.S. government offer to mediate UAW dispute

3:31 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015

Nissan has rejected a US State Department offer to mediate a dispute between the company and the UAW as the UAW tries to organize workers at Nissan's plant in Mississippi....
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Jaguar Land Rover and UK union reach pay deal

Dec. 2, 2014 14:30 CET

Jaguar Land Rover said it has reached a deal over pay and pensions with union representatives after revising its offer, which will now be recommended to staff. The union had threatened industrial action if a deal could not be reached....
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Jaguar Land Rover's UK staff rejects pay deal

Nov. 13, 2014 15:46 CET

Jaguar Land Rover's UK workers have voted overwhelmingly against an offered pay rise and pension changes as the Unite union says the automaker should return to the negotiating table or face a ballot for industrial action....
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VW details new labor policy for Tenn. plant

9:19 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2014

A new policy at Volkswagen's assembly plant in Chattanooga would let organized labor groups hold regular meetings at the plant and engage with plant executives but stops short of extending collective bargaining rights to any particular labor union....
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Kia Motors says president resigned over prolonged wage disputes

7:11 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2014

Kia Motors said its president, Lee Sam-ung, has resigned to take responsibility for "enormous" production losses caused by recent strikes by its South Korean union during wage talks....
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Hyundai reaches wage deal with union after work stoppages

11:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2014

Hyundai Motor reached a tentative wage deal today with its South Korean labor union, a union spokesman said, potentially resolving disputes that had dragged on longer than expected and led to partial strikes....
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DAVID BARKHOLZ

BLOG: Strike shows restless UAW is going after two-tier wage system

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2014

The word “strike” has returned to the UAW lexicon. The union struck on Saturday at a Lear plant in Indiana that makes seats for Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant. Workers were back on the job a day later....
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Mercedes-Benz violated Alabama workers' organizing rights, judge rules

4:52 pm U.S. ET | July 29, 2014

An administrative judge for the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Mercedes-Benz violated the organizing rights of workers at its Alabama plant by not allowing the distribution of union literature in common areas during off-work hours....
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South African union said to reject wage deal to end strike, resume car output

9:49 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2014

South Africa's biggest union will probably reject the latest pay offer from employers to end a three-week strike that has idled light-vehicle output and other manufacturing because of a clause related to workplace bargaining, a union official said....
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Ford says it remains committed to South Africa despite strikes

12:13 pm U.S. ET | July 10, 2014

Ford has a long-term commitment to South Africa, its regional head said, playing down any concerns about strikes that an engineering federation said had prompted the carmaker to consider pulling out of the country....
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To sell Fiat luxury shift, Marchionne seeks labor peace in Italy

June 30, 2014 10:55 CET

Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne's visit to Italy last week to solve a labor dispute that threatened Maserati production shows how important the country's plants are becoming to the company's future, a union boss said....
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Dennis Williams elected UAW president as King retires

2:15 pm U.S. ET | June 4, 2014

Dennis Williams was elected president of the UAW today at its 36th Constitutional Convention. Williams, 61, takes the helm of the United States auto workers union for four years, replacing Bob King, 67, who officially retired at the convention. Williams and his slate of vice presidents were elected overwhelmingly by the 1,100 delegates here....
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