Ford will shut one F-150 line for a week over mechanical issuesThu, 28, Apr 2016
Ford is idling its F-150 assembly line in Missouri for one week in May to address mechanical issues that had been hindering the plant's output. The temporary shutdown comes as F-series inventory reaches its highest level in nearly a decade.
VW CEO eyes solid 2016 growth despite crisisThu, 28, Apr 2016
VW Group has a chance to post solid growth in its operating business this year even as it grapples with its emissions-cheating scandal and a strategic repositioning, CEO Matthias Mueller said. Cost reductions at Europe's largest automaker are "in full swing" at individual brands and across the group, he added.
Auto industry must do more to close gender gap in leadership roles, report findsThu, 28, Apr 2016
The auto industry must do more if it wants to close the gender gap in its leadership positions, a report released today found. The survey was conducted by EY, a consulting firm.
Why the Porsche-Piech family is not rushing in to fix VWWed, 27, Apr 2016
The Porsche-Piech clan, led by Wolfgang Porsche, that controls scandal-hit VW Group has the voting power to muscle through change at the automaker, but family members are not acting on it. That has left a power vacuum even as VW faces costs that could top $30 billion.
VW to go to U.S. court to keep 160 Tenn. plant workers from UAWMon, 25, Apr 2016
Volkswagen said today it would go to a U.S. federal appeals court in an effort to keep the UAW from representing a portion of the company's plant workers in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Uber drivers' $100 million deal may set pace for gig economyFri, 22, Apr 2016
Uber resolved the biggest threat to its business by settling with California drivers suing to be treated more like traditional employees, a move that could have broad-ranging implications for companies across the sharing economy.
Ford supplier in Ohio agrees to UAW representationTue, 19, Apr 2016
Detroit Chassis, a company that supplies axles to Ford, agreed to let temporary workers at an Ohio plant join the UAW after they threatened a strike that could have hit production of large Ford pickup trucks at a nearby plant, the UAW said today.
VW labor chief calls for managers to waive bonusesTue, 19, Apr 2016
Bernd Osterloh, Volkswagen Group's top labor boss, believes the automaker's management board should volunteer to waive their bonus payments ahead of an April 22 decision on the subject, a German paper reported.
Daimler says German labor rules may push new tech jobs abroadFri, 15, Apr 2016
German labor rules may force Daimler, the 130-year-old inventor of the motor car, to create more software and technology jobs abroad as it strives to develop a new generation of driverless vehicles, a senior official told Reuters.
UAW election for VW skilled trades workers in Tenn. upheld by NLRBWed, 13, Apr 2016
The U.S. National Labor Relations Board voted 2-1 to uphold a December election by a small group of workers at Volkswagen AG's Tennessee plant to join the UAW, the labor board said today.
GM switches Michigan plant investment to KansasMon, 11, Apr 2016
A $245 million investment slated for a Detroit-area General Motors plant will go to a Kansas facility instead, leaving one of GM's primary small-vehicle factories with a light workload.
VW agrees to safeguard German jobs to quell labor unrestMon, 11, Apr 2016
Volkswagen Group sought to defuse mounting tension with labor leaders by agreeing to negotiations to safeguard factories as the automaker faces billions of dollars in costs for its emissions-cheating scandal.