Labor Dispute

Mercedes-Benz violated Alabama workers' organizing rights, judge rules

4:52 pm U.S. ET | July 29, 2014
An administrative judge for the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Mercedes-Benz violated the organizing rights of workers at its Alabama plant by not allowing the distribution of union literature in common areas during off-work hours....
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South African union said to reject wage deal to end strike, resume car output

9:49 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2014
South Africa's biggest union will probably reject the latest pay offer from employers to end a three-week strike that has idled light-vehicle output and other manufacturing because of a clause related to workplace bargaining, a union official said....
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Ford says it remains committed to South Africa despite strikes

12:13 pm U.S. ET | July 10, 2014
Ford has a long-term commitment to South Africa, its regional head said, playing down any concerns about strikes that an engineering federation said had prompted the carmaker to consider pulling out of the country....
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To sell Fiat luxury shift, Marchionne seeks labor peace in Italy

June 30, 2014 10:55 CET
Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne's visit to Italy last week to solve a labor dispute that threatened Maserati production shows how important the country's plants are becoming to the company's future, a union boss said....
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Dennis Williams elected UAW president as King retires

2:15 pm U.S. ET | June 4, 2014
Dennis Williams was elected president of the UAW today at its 36th Constitutional Convention. Williams, 61, takes the helm of the United States auto workers union for four years, replacing Bob King, 67, who officially retired at the convention. Williams and his slate of vice presidents were elected overwhelmingly by the 1,100 delegates here....
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Labor dispute at Jeep supplier in Ohio ends after one-day walkout

2:22 pm U.S. ET | April 17, 2014
A supplier labor dispute that temporarily disrupted production of the hot-selling 2014 Jeep Cherokee in Toledo, Ohio, on Thursday has been resolved....
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Union opponents sue Volkswagen, UAW over Tennessee plant

4:18 pm U.S. ET | March 13, 2014
Three workers opposing unionization have sued Volkswagen and the UAW in a federal court, alleging that VW and the union improperly colluded in the run-up to a union election in Tennessee that the UAW lost....
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UAW slams decision giving anti-union workers voice in VW dispute

3:58 pm U.S. ET | March 12, 2014
The UAW sharply criticized and vowed to appeal a federal agency's decision to let anti-UAW Volkswagen workers defend the results of an election that the union lost last month at a Tennessee VW plant....
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UAW faces second challenge in appeal of VW plant vote

12:53 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 28, 2014
An anti-union group representing some workers at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant on Friday moved to challenge the UAW's appeal of this month's election in which the union failed to organize workers at the factory....
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Corker: U.S. labor board should not 'muzzle' lawmakers

12:37 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2014
Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee called on federal authorities on Thursday not to muzzle lawmakers who do not support union organizing as they consider the UAW's appeal of a failed effort to represent workers at a VW plant in Chattanooga....
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Tracing the UAW's struggle with foreign automakers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
Automotive News spoke to labor analyst Kristen Dziczek about the root of the issues that led up to the recent vote at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga....
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For Hyundai, Korean factory footprint becomes a millstone

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2013
It takes twice as long on average -- over 28 hours -- for Hyundai to make a car in South Korea than in the United States, even though its domestic plants have far more workers for each production line....
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PSA reaches deal with unions to cut production costs

Oct. 24, 2013 17:34 CET
PSA has reached a deal with labor leaders to reduce fixed costs at French factories, a key step as it looks for new partners to expand and shore up its finances....
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Tenn. legislator: Governor offered VW deal to keep UAW out

9:25 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2013
A Tennessee state legislator is trying to prove that the governor promised Volkswagen AG additional incentives if the company kept the UAW out of its two-year-old Chattanooga plant....
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VW's U.S. execs divided over UAW organizing drive, Sen. Corker says

5:39 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2013
American executives at Volkswagen AG's plant in Tennessee were "forced" by a German board member to sign a letter disclosing the UAW's efforts to organize workers at the factory, a move that has created tension within the company, Tennessee Senator Bob Corker says....
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Hyundai workers end strike after wage deal reached

11:21 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2013
Hyundai's unionized workers in South Korea voted in favor of a wage deal today, a union spokesman said, ending strikes that had hobbled production at the automaker's biggest manufacturing base....
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South Africa auto strike ends after workers accept revised offer

11:24 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2013
South African carworkers will end a three-week strike and return to work Monday after accepting a revised wage offer from employers including Volkswagen, Ford and Toyota....
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Hyundai reaches tentative deal to end strike in Korea

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 6, 2013
Hyundai Motor reached a preliminary agreement with its South Korean union to raise wages, paving the way for the end of a strike that's resulted in an estimated $910 million in lost output....
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Hyundai Motor and union reach tentative wage deal

9:22 am U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2013
Hyundai Motor has reached a tentative wage deal with its South Korean labor union, a union spokesman said today. Should the union's members approve the deal in a vote on Monday, Hyundai, which along with affiliate Kia Motors ranks as the world's fifth-biggest carmaker, should avoid further production losses....
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South African autos strike set to intensify as workers march

1:44 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2013
South African carworkers are demanding a double-digit wage increase for three years and will intensify a two-week-long strike if their demands aren’t met, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa said....
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VW, UAW organizing talks move forward, report says

10:22 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2013
Top executives at Volkswagen started high-level negotiations with the UAW on Friday on how the union might represent workers at VW's assembly plant in Tennessee, a German newspaper reported....
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VW and UAW meet over U.S plant, report says

Sept. 2, 2013 16:22 CET
Top executives at VW started high-level negotiations with the United Auto Workers on how the union might represent workers at VW's U.S. assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a German newspaper reported....
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Hyundai's South Korean workers to stage more partial strikes

8:09 am U.S. ET | Aug. 30, 2013
Hyundai Motor's South Korean workers plan to extend a partial strike for another two days after the latest round of wage talks failed to produce an agreement....
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South Africa auto dealers may be included in strikes

Aug. 29, 2013 06:01 CET
About 72,000 car dealership and gas station employees in South Africa plan to join striking auto workers next week after a breakdown in wage discussions between employers and the country's labor unions....
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South Africa auto dealers may be included in strikes

12:09 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2013
About 72,000 car dealership and gas station employees in South Africa plan to join striking auto workers next week after a breakdown in wage discussions between employers and the country’s labor unions....
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