Daimler's Detroit Diesel union workers ratify new labor contractWed, 25, May 2016
UAW members at Detroit Diesel ratified a contract Tuesday that includes a wage increase and commits Daimler Trucks North America to new engine production.
Tesla case puts plant labor in spotlightSun, 22, May 2016
Eisenmann Corp., a construction contractor at the center of a report about labor abuses and safety lapses at a Tesla plant, is investigating all supplier contracts, a probe that could touch other automakers.
VW agrees to lift wages for German workers despite scandal costsFri, 20, May 2016
Volkswagen agreed to raise German workers' pay by nearly 5 percent after labor leaders vowed that employees won't foot the multi-billion-euro bill to resolve diesel emissions violations.
UAW chief blasts Detroit 3 for shifting output to MexicoThu, 19, May 2016
UAW President Dennis Williams criticized automakers for moving vehicle production to Mexico while taking issue with the notion that the union negotiated such moves last year in return for the end of tiered wages for workers and investments in U.S. plants.
Tesla probes how subcontractor's worker was hurt in California plantMon, 16, May 2016
Tesla said it is investigating how a worker from Slovenia was critically injured in a fall while on the job last year at the company’s plant in Fremont, Calif. The Mercury News newspaper in San Jose, Calif., published an investigative story on Sunday, May 15, about the incident.
Russia's Detroit blames Renault-Nissan for its declineSat, 14, May 2016
In the heartland of Russia's struggling auto industry, people blame Renault-Nissan, the majority owner of AvtoVAZ, for their economic hardship, not their country's rulers.
VW labor boss says bonuses should be for everyone or no oneWed, 11, May 2016
Bernd Osterloh, Volkswagen's works council chief, said workers and managers alike should be paid a bonus, flatly rejecting the idea that the automaker's German workforce is inefficient and paid too much.
Grandpa's 'grease monkey' label hampers tech recruitmentMon, 16, May 2016
Despite the high-tech skills required of technicians, the grease monkey label persists. Recruiters say that can make it tough to convince parents that it's a wise career choice for their children.
High alertMon, 16, May 2016
Health and safety officials are paying more attention than ever to risks in service bays, says Bob O'Gorman, president of the Automotive Lift Institute.
Service advisers and the Supreme Court?Mon, 16, May 2016
When the U.S. Supreme Court heard a case on whether salaried service writers should get overtime pay, their questions centered on a basic question: What do service writers do?
Fixed ops boss and supplier innovate to light the wayMon, 16, May 2016
Here's how the fixed ops boss at Larry H. Miller Dealerships and a lift supplier worked together to improve the safety of mechanics working under two tons of automobile.
Ford finds mixed blessing in end of tiered wagesSun, 08, May 2016
Ford executive Joe Hinrichs says the end of two-tier wages eliminated a major source of distraction on the factory floor but changes the company's calculations on shifting work from overseas.