Volvo will hire 400 engineers to spearhead high-tech pushTue, 30, Aug 2016
Volvo will recruit about 400 new engineers over the coming year to bolster development efforts in safety technology, autonomous driving and electrification.
Canadian auto workers authorize Detroit 3 strikeSun, 28, Aug 2016
Canadian auto workers represented by Unifor overwhelmingly authorized the union to strike the Detroit 3 should it fail to reach labor agreements with the automakers next month.
Hyundai's S. Korean union overwhelmingly rejects wage dealFri, 26, Aug 2016
Hyundai's unionized workers in South Korea overwhelmingly voted down a tentative wage deal reached with the automaker, signaling more strikes and production losses at its biggest manufacturing base.
VW labor boss suggests taking stakes in suppliersFri, 26, Aug 2016
Volkswagen Group should consider taking stakes in key suppliers after two parts makers brought production at six of the automakers factories in Germany to a standstill by refusing to deliver components, VW's labor boss said.
UAW organizes Magna seating plant in TennesseeThu, 25, Aug 2016
Workers at Magna's new Spring Hill, Tenn., plant voted nearly unanimously to join the UAW, giving the union a key victory in a right-to-work state. The UAW said workers voted 192-1 to join the union. About 230 workers are employed at the 122,500-square-foot plant, which opened in 2015 and produces seats for the Cadillac XT5 and the GMC Acadia.
Hyundai Motor reaches tentative wage deal with unionThu, 25, Aug 2016
Hyundai Motor reached a tentative wage pact with its South Korean labor union, potentially avoiding more strikes and production losses at its biggest manufacturing base.
Automakers, suppliers struggle to find and keep talentFri, 19, Aug 2016
The increasing stream of engineering openings -- coupled with lower unemployment, less labor force participation and growing North American vehicle production -- underscores the need for the auto industry to attract and invest in younger workers. And not just engineers.
Suspect arrested in Ford plant killingFri, 12, Aug 2016
A suspect was arrested late Thursday and charged today in connection to the killing of a Ford employee outside the automaker's Kansas City Assembly Plant.
Ford, FCA begin Canada contract talks with UniforThu, 11, Aug 2016
Unifor opened talks on new labor contracts with Ford and Fiat Chrysler, kicking off a round of negotiations the union has framed as critical to the future of auto manufacturing in Canada. Unifor President Jerry Dias on Thursday said Ford and FCA were more open to addressing union's hard line on new investment than GM, with whom it opened talks on Wednesday.
Ford employee shot and killed outside Kansas City plantThu, 11, Aug 2016
A Ford employee was shot and killed this morning in the parking lot outside the Kansas City Assembly Plant, which makes the F-150 pickup and Transit van. The shooting occurred around 4:07 a.m. local time during a shift change at the plant in Claycomo, Mo.
GM, union 'miles apart' in Canada negotiations, Unifor chief saysWed, 10, Aug 2016
Unifor President Jerry Dias said he is confident the union will reach a deal with General Motors on a new labor contract by the mid-September deadline while acknowledging today that the two sides are “miles apart.”
Unifor president says no Detroit 3 deals without Canadian plant investmentMon, 08, Aug 2016
Unifor President Jerry Dias will draw on his nearly four-decade career in labor to prevent a potential “death spiral” for Canadian auto manufacturing when negotiations with the Detroit 3 kick off this week. Unifor will exchange labor contract proposals with General Motors, Ford Motor Co. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles beginning Wednesday