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U.S. automakers cautious on Pacific trade pact benefits

2:29 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2015

U.S. automakers are unlikely to win a much bigger share of the Japanese vehicle market under special provisions of a new Pacific trade deal, an industry advisory committee report found, although the pact will open new markets in Malaysia and Vietnam....
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Nissan in new bid to end Renault control, curb French clout, report says

Dec. 2, 2015 12:07 CET

Nissan has set out new proposals to end parent Renault's control and block French government interference in their alliance, sources told Reuters....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW's billionaire owners pledge to protect jobs amid crisis

Dec. 2, 2015 12:23 CET

Volkswagen Group's billionaire owners, the Porsche-Piech clan, today underscored their commitment to the automaker, pledging to protect jobs as the company battles with its emissions crisis....
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VW to appeal organizing vote for Tenn. skilled-trades workers

3:18 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Volkswagen plans to appeal a decision to let a small group of skilled-trades workers hold a union vote at its plant in Chattanooga....
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Ford labor chief Fleming to retire, other execs shift

11:52 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

John Fleming, Ford's global manufacturing head and labor chief, will retire at the end of the year, the automaker said today in a statement detailing a series of leadership changes....
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Ford says UAW contract boosts U.S. labor costs less than 1.5%

9:16 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

Ford's labor costs will rise by less than the projected rate of inflation in each of the next four years, largely because its new contract with the UAW allows the use of more temporary workers and greater flexibility to move production to lower-cost countries if necessary, executives said today....
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Honda plans to lift retirement age in Japan as labor force shrinks

10:58 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

Honda plans to raise the retirement age for employees at its Japan operations to 65 years from the current 60 years in a bid to retain workers for longer periods as the labor force shrinks....
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Higher UAW wages will push Detroit 3 to find cost solutions

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 29, 2015

New UAW contracts give workers the biggest gains they've seen in years and will likely force the Detroit 3 to search for ways to trim costs to avoid hurting their bottom lines....
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VW labor boss says CO2 scandal has hit car orders

Nov. 27, 2015 15:21 CET

VW Group is dealing with a slowdown in new-car orders in the wake of admitting this month that it understated CO2 emissions in about 800,000 vehicles, the automaker's top labor representative said....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW will save 1.9 billion euros by reducing variants

Nov. 27, 2015 16:08 CET

VW Group has identified about 1.9 billion euros ($2 billion) in savings at its core brand that include reducing variants and trim options in a bid to help offset fines and recalls stemming from the manipulation of vehicle emissions....
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UAW, IG Metall push for U.S. 'works councils'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015

A new partnership between the UAW and Germany's giant IG Metall autoworker union plans to advocate for German-style works councils or similar arrangements in the United States....
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UAW ratifies national labor pact with GM

6:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015

The UAW ratified a new four-year labor agreement with GM, ending two weeks of deliberations amid opposition to the deal from skilled-trades workers. The union's 14-member International Executive Board decided to approve the contract after a meeting Friday with officials from local UAW chapters across the country....
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Ford workers approve UAW contract after late push by union leaders

11:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015

A last-ditch push by UAW leaders to rally support for a proposed contract with Ford Motor Co. mustered just enough votes to overcome widespread opposition and bitterness among workers as the company generates record profits. The union now has new four-year contracts in place with each of the Detroit 3....
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GM contract may yield flat per-vehicle labor costs even with hourly raises, study says

10:49 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015

General Motors' labor costs per vehicle may decline slightly under the proposed four-year contract with its U.S. union that calls for across-the-board raises, according to the Center for Automotive Research....
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UAW partners with Germany's IG Metall to push for better U.S. wages, union representation

3:10 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2015

The UAW and Germany's largest autoworker union, IG Metall, have joined forces to push for improved wages and working conditions at the U.S. plants of German auto and parts manufacturers....
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Ford's Michigan F-150 plant holds key to passage of UAW deal

1:02 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2015

The UAW's proposed labor contract with Ford will fail unless workers at an F-150 assembly plant in Michigan approve it by a wide margin. About 18,000 Ford workers have now voted against the deal, roughly 1,800 more than had voted in favor, according to tallies by Automotive News and UAW Local 551 in Chicago....
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UAW, German auto worker union to announce joint efforts

4:25 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

The UAW and Germany's largest autoworker union will join forces in an effort to address labor representation in the United States, the unions said in a joint statement today....
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UAW says it has been approved for labor vote at VW in Tennessee

4:40 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

Volkswagen skilled trades workers at the company's lone U.S. auto assembly plant will vote on Dec. 3 and Dec. 4 whether to be represented by the UAW, the union said on Wednesday....
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UAW 'optimistic' Ford deal will gain approval despite setbacks

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

UAW Vice President Jimmy Settles today urged the union’s members to vote for the tentative contract with Ford Motor Co. and said he’s “optimistic” the agreement will be approved despite key “no” votes in recent days....
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Ford contract rejected at 2 more plants; UAW leaders scramble to win approval

6:16 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

UAW leaders are scrambling to save a proposed contract with Ford after workers at two large assembly plants overwhelmingly voted against it Tuesday. Members of UAW Local 862 in Louisville rejected the tentative agreement by a 2-1 margin....
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Ford workers in Kansas City reject UAW deal

12:19 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

UAW workers at one of the Ford plants that produces the F-150 pickup voted to reject the tentative labor deal between the automaker and the union....
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UAW, GM restart talks to address skilled-trades workers' concerns

6:15 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2015

The UAW said today that it has re-entered talks with General Motors on the terms of a tentative four-year labor contract to resolve concerns of skilled-trades workers, who voted down the deal last week despite approval from an overall majority of GM’s union employees....
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Workers at key Ford plant in Michigan vote to ratify UAW pact

1:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2015

Workers at a Ford assembly plant in Michigan that lost 700 jobs this year but is now in line to build a new pickup and SUV voted overwhelmingly in favor of the UAW's tentative contract with the automaker. Early voting at several other UAW locals has been mixed, though, as union leaders try to rally support for the deal and avoid a repeat of the difficulties they have had ratifying contracts with GM and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles....
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UAW VP said to endorse ratification of GM pact

11:15 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2015

A top UAW official is recommending to the union's board that it ratify a tentative four-year agreement with GM, despite a “no” vote from skilled-trades workers, according to two people familiar with the matter....
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Ford-UAW deal shifts most car output to outside U.S.

1:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

UAW leaders approved a tentative labor contract with Ford that could lead to most car production leaving the U.S. by the end of the decade. Production of four U.S.-built cars, the C-Max, Focus, Fusion and Taurus, would last only through current product lifecycles, according to a union summary of the deal released Monday....
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