Labor

UAW was unprepared for social media influence on talks, Williams says

2:50 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2016

UAW President Dennis Williams said the union took away several lessons from its rocky 2015 negotiations with Detroit automakers -- chief among them being the influence of social media on members....
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PSA plans to cut 850 jobs at French factory, report says

Feb. 5, 2016 11:04 CET

PSA/Peugeot-Citroen plans to cut the night shift and 850 jobs at its Poissy factory near Paris to adapt to lower output levels as production of the Citroen C3 is moved to Slovakia next year, Reuters reported....
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GM worker dies at Ohio plant; U.S. investigating

12:06 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 4, 2016

Federal authorities are investigating the death of a General Motors worker at its Defiance, Ohio, casting operations plant this week....
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Ford will cut jobs in Europe to boost profits

Feb. 3, 2016 10:13 CET

Ford plans to cut white collar jobs in Europe to help lift its weak profitability in the region. Ford also said it plans to reduce its European manufacturing expenses by 7 percent....
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AutoNation cuts inventory, jobs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2016

AutoNation will trim marketing costs and vehicle inventory by about 10 percent from year-end levels. It already has cut jobs in light of increased discounting, plateauing sales and declining vehicle margins, all of which trimmed its fourth-quarter earnings....
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New York port operations resume after brief work stoppage

6:12 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 29, 2016

Operations at New York and New Jersey's cargo terminals, one of the largest transfer points for new-vehicle shipments in the U.S., were being restored late Friday after more than a thousand longshoremen walked off the job earlier in the day....
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VW labor leader rejects efficiency drive at core brand

Jan. 25, 2016 10:36 CET

VW labor leader Bernd Osterloh has rejected a push by management for a big rise in productivity at the automaker's core brand and said planned structural changes were causing "unease" among workers, a report said....
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GM Lordstown plant faces strike threat from UAW locals

3:32 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2016

UAW locals 1112 and 1714, which represent GM workers who produce the Chevrolet Cruze in Lordstown, Ohio, are seeking authorization to strike if problems in local contract negotiations persist....
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PSA may start fresh union talks by end of March

Jan. 22, 2016 12:02 CET

PSA/Peugeot-Citroen could start talks with French unions on a new competitiveness plan by the end of March, Reuters reported. PSA said working methods and digitalization would be of future labor talks....
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U.S. Supreme Court to decide if service advisers must be paid overtime

11:26 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a dispute over whether service advisers must be paid overtime. Arguments before the court are expected this spring....
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Jaguar Land Rover named best place to work in UK, survey says

Jan. 16, 2016 06:01 CET

Jaguar Land Rover is the best large company to work for in the UK, according to a survey. The automaker, which has 35,000 employees in the UK, almost its entire global workforce, was ranked No. 1 among 400 businesses surveyed that employ more than 500 people in the country....
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Some FCA workers get bonus for plant ratings

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Two Fiat Chrysler plants in North America earned “bronze” status last month under the automaker's World Class Manufacturing ratings system - qualifying workers at one plant for a nice bonus, but not the other because of differences in their labor agreements....
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Mitsubishi abandons effort to sell U.S. plant to rival automaker

6:26 am U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2016

Mitsubishi Motors said today it has given up trying to find an automotive buyer for its sole assembly plant in the U.S....
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Honda R&D worker dies after being hit with forklift

3:14 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2016

Police said a Honda worker died after being hit in the head with a forklift at the company's Ohio r&d facility....
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Porsche union workers agree to concessions to produce electric car

12:11 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2015

Porsche workers have agreed to concessions worth several hundred million euros to secure production of an all-electric sports car at the manufacturer's biggest plant, a company spokesman said....
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VW refuses collective bargaining for Tenn. workers, UAW charges

11:17 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2015

The UAW said it filed charges against Volkswagen AG, claiming the company is refusing to enter into collective bargaining for a portion of workers at its assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tenn....
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UAW members ratify contract with steering parts supplier Nexteer

6:37 am U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2015

UAW-represented workers approved a new contract with Nexteer Automotive nearly two weeks after overwhelmingly rejecting a previous deal and engaging in a one-day strike....
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NICK BUNKLEY

Looks like UAW members have sent another message to their leadership

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2015

More than 3,000 union members at Nexteer Automotive in mid-Michigan made a stunning show of solidarity last week when 97 percent of them voted down a proposed contract. if union leaders underestimated their members' anger and willingness to take a stand, it would be the third time in the past three months....
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UAW members resume work at auto supplier Nexteer's U.S. operations

9:16 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2015

Union workers at Nexteer Automotive's plant in Saginaw, Mich., returned to work today after reaching a tentative agreement on a new contract late Tuesday following a 20-hour strike, officials from the UAW said....
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NICK BUNKLEY

BLOG: UAW members send another loud message to their leadership

3:41 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2015

At a time when Americans seem more divided than ever, more than 3,000 union members at Nexteer Automotive in mid-Michigan made a stunning show of solidarity this week. Solidarity against the people running their union, that is....
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UAW members trash Nexteer contract with 97% opposed

1:26 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2015

More than 97 percent of Nexteer Automotive workers represented by the UAW rejected a proposed labor deal on Sunday. UAW Local 699 said 3,103 of the 3,183 workers who voted rejected the deal....
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EDITORIAL

Labor pacts give the auto industry what it needs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2015

The just-completed four-year U.S. labor agreements between the UAW and Detroit 3 automakers generated little enthusiasm. Neither management nor labor got all they wanted. But the overall U.S. auto industry got what it most needed....
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UAW wins organizing drive among skilled workers at VW's Tenn. plant

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2015

The UAW, after decades of failed attempts, won its first organizing drive at a foreign-owned auto assembly plant in the South when skilled trades workers at VW's Chattanooga, Tenn., factory voted, 108-44, to join the union....
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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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