Labor Negotiations

GM eyes 1,100 S. Korean job cuts ahead of Chevy's withdrawl in Europe, report says

8:25 am U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2014
GM is seeking to cut shifts by half at one of its South Korean factories as it realigns global manufacturing in a move that could affect about 1,100 jobs, a source with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Friday.... Read More »

 

Union seeks certification vote at 2 Toyota plants in Canada

6:23 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2014
Canada's largest private-sector union plans to hold an organization vote for about 7,000 workers at two Toyota assembly plants in Ontario early this year.... Read More »

 

UAW wants to eliminate two-tier wage system, official says

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 17, 2013
A top UAW official said the union wants to eliminate the two-tier wage system that pays new automotive workers at a lower rate than veterans.... Read More »

 

UAW considers 25% hike in member dues

10:03 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
The UAW is considering hiking membership dues by 25 percent in what would be the first change in its basic formula for gathering funds from workers since 1967, a top UAW official and several union sources said. The union faces dwindling membership and rising costs,... Read More »

 

Opel and labor leaders reach outline severance deal for Bochum

Nov. 18, 2013 20:13 CET
GM's Opel division says it has agreed with labor leaders on the outline of a severance deal for workers at the troubled Bochum plant, which is due to stop making cars at the end of 2014.... Read More »

 

Opel and labor leaders reach outline severance deal for Bochum

2:13 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
General Motors' Opel division said today it agreed with labor leaders on the outline of a severance deal for workers at the troubled Bochum plant, which is due to stop making cars at the end of 2014.... Read More »

 

For Hyundai, Korean factory footprint becomes a millstone

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2013
It takes twice as long on average -- over 28 hours -- for Hyundai to make a car in South Korea than in the United States, even though its domestic plants have far more workers for each production line.... Read More »

 

UAW nominates Williams to succeed retiring president King

6:48 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 7, 2013
UAW Secretary-Treasurer Dennis Williams, a former welder and longtime union organizer who was instrumental in Barack Obama's 2008 victory in the Iowa caucuses when Obama was an Illinois senator, officially emerged Thursday as the front-runner to succeed retiring President Bob King.... Read More »

 

UAW's heir apparent likely to avoid confrontational tactics

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 7, 2013
Dennis Williams, expected to become the next leader of the UAW, is apt to carry on the less confrontational policies of current president Bob King, union and industry officials said.... Read More »

 

VW, UAW look to avoid Pa. missteps in Tenn. organizing drive

4:29 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2013
Both Volkswagen management and the UAW want to see history play out differently in Tennessee from the last time the German automaker had an American assembly plant. While the landscape is very different from 25 years ago, the legacy of the older plant's failure is part of the troubled history the UAW will have to overcome as it tries to represent VW workers again -- this time in Tennessee, where the automaker employs 2,500 people building Passat sedans.... Read More »

 

PSA wins union backing for cost cuts before possible stake sale

Oct. 21, 2013 14:04 CET
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen is drawing near a deal with unions to cut costs, a key hurdle the automaker must clear before a possible capital increase that will likely involve PSA's Chinese partner, Dongfeng Motor, and the French government.... Read More »

 

VW, UAW look to avoid Pennsylvania missteps in Tennessee plant

Oct. 21, 2013 22:29 CET
Both Volkswagen and the United Auto Workers union want to see history play out differently in Tennessee from the last time the German automaker had a U.S. assembly plant.... Read More »

 

VW coercing workers at Tennessee plant to join UAW, complaint says

Oct. 17, 2013 06:01 CET
Four workers at Volkswagen's plant in Tennessee filed charges with U.S. labor officials alleging that German VW officials are coercing them to agree to UAW union representation.... Read More »

 

Fiat union plans to push UAW to help end Chrysler deadlock

9:20 am U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2013
Fiat's union leaders plan to meet top officials at the UAW next week in a bid to bridge an impasse over the Italian carmaker's effort to merge with Chrysler Group LLC.... Read More »

 

VW coercing workers at Tennessee plant to join UAW, complaint says

1:52 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2013
Four workers at Volkswagen's plant in Tennessee filed charges on Wednesday with U.S. labor officials alleging that German VW officials are coercing them to agree to UAW representation.... Read More »

 

VW labor meeting with U.S. plant workers postponed, report says

Oct. 2, 2013 17:26 CET
A meeting between Volkswagen labor leaders and workers at the automaker's U.S. plant has been postponed after a private plane that was to fly from Germany was grounded.... Read More »

 

VW labor meeting with Tennessee workers postponed, report says

11:26 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2013
A meeting between Volkswagen AG labor leaders and workers at the automaker's plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., that was to be held today has been postponed after a private plane that was to fly from Germany was grounded, several sources told Reuters.... Read More »

 

VW's top labor leader to meet Tennessee workers, report says

10:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2013
Volkswagen AG's most influential labor leader will meet with workers at the German automaker's plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Wednesday to discuss the possibility of the UAW representing them, several sources told Reuters.... Read More »

 

GM won't tackle pension talks with UAW until 2015

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2013
General Motors will wait until its next round of labor talks in 2015 before negotiating with the UAW about the automaker's U.S. blue-collar pension obligation, GM's vice chairman said on Friday.... Read More »

 

NEWS ANALYSIS

VW's German union model holds key for UAW success across South

7:29 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2013
If the UAW is successful in organizing Volkswagen AG's plant in Tennessee, it will owe a lot to the unique relationship the automaker has with labor in Germany.... Read More »

 

VW says U.S. plant could make small SUV as soon as 2016

Sept. 18, 2013 06:01 CET
Volkswagen plans to debut a subcompact SUV in the U.S. as soon as 2016 and may build it at its Tennessee factory.... Read More »

 

VW says Tenn. plant could make small SUV as soon as 2016

3:35 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2013
Volkswagen AG plans to debut a subcompact SUV in the U.S. as soon as 2016 and may build it at its Tennessee factory.... Read More »

 

Ford plans to invest $700 million in Canada plant, report says

10:59 am U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2013
Ford Motor is preparing to announce plans Thursday that it will spend about $700 million to retool its assembly plant in Oakville, Ontario, according to a Toronto newspaper report.... Read More »

 

GM's Equinox plant workers in Canada approve contract

9:58 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2013
Unionized workers at General Motors' Equinox assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, approved a four-year deal with the automaker that the union said will help to create "hundreds" of jobs.... Read More »

 

GM reaches tentative labor pact with Canada union at Equinox plant

12:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2013
GM and Canada's Unifor union reached a tentative settlement on a new labor agreement that covers employees at the Chevrolet Equinox assembly plant in Ontario.... Read More »

 

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