VW labor chief warns of tough talks over savings, strategyThu, 21, Jul 2016
Volkswagen Group's efficiency drive at its namesake brand is paying off, but talks over further savings and strategy changes will be tough, said Bernd Osterloh, the automaker's labor boss, who added that the talks, which are due to resume next week, will not be without "tensions."
Wage discontent simmers at suppliersSun, 17, Jul 2016
Automotive suppliers are finding themselves in the crosshairs of wage issues this year as the industry continues to expand and seek look lower costs.
GM's latest innovation is a real grabberMon, 11, Jul 2016
Honda and Toyota have their promotional robots, Asimo and Partner, to show off each company's engineering expertise. But a General Motors innovation - the RoboGlove - is headed to production and could prove handy to production line workers and medical patients overcoming muscle injuries.
Unifor loses organizing vote at 2 Toyota plants in OntarioThu, 30, Jun 2016
Maintenance workers at two Toyota assembly plants in Ontario voted against unionization, in a recruiting setback for Unifor, one of Canada's biggest unions. The secret-ballot voting took place last Friday and Monday at Toyota's Cambridge and Woodstock plants in Ontario. Unifor's director of organizing said 278 workers voted against union representation, while 238 were in favor.
Canadian auto industry's future at stake in labor talks, Unifor chief saysTue, 28, Jun 2016
Ask Unifor President Jerry Dias what’s at stake in upcoming labor negotiations with the Detroit 3 automakers, and he’ll say it’s nothing less than the future of the Canadian auto industry.
UAW members unanimously ratify contract with supplier SakthiTue, 28, Jun 2016
UAW workers at aluminum castings supplier Sakthi Automotive Group unanimously agreed to their first collectively bargained contract.
BMW workers try on an Iron Man suitSun, 26, Jun 2016
BMW experiments with an exoskeletal device to fight U.S. worker fatigue.