A striking feature of this year’s talks was the union’s ability to win higher wages at a time when raises of any kind have been difficult to come by for most Americans, including those in relatively safe jobs, labor expert Harley Shaiken says....More
The UAW says 165 skilled-trades workers at the Chattanooga, TN, plant, which assembles VW Passat sedans, will vote Dec. 3-4 on whether to join the union, which lost a February 2014 election to represent all blue-collar workers....More
Martin Winterkorn resigned as Volkswagen CEO last month as the scandal over falsified emissions-test results unfolded, then quit Wednesday as Audi chief after similar allegations against the VW luxury brand surfaced....More
Chung Eui-sun, the only son of Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Chung Mong-koo, held only 6,445 shares in Hyundai Motor prior to last month's purchase of 1.85 million shares that raised his stake in the automaker to 2.28%....More
“Beliefs can divide people but good values unify people,” says Antoine Raymond, president and CEO of French auto supplier ARaymond. “Everyone agrees that respect for others is the most important” factor....More
The distinctive profile of the automotive executive may well be a factor in the industry’s success to date. Yet there are elements in this profile that may hinder – rather than enable – fundamental transformation. Today’s “car guys” need to evolve....More
Some analysts speculate China’s refusal to certify the LG Chem and Samsung SDI battery packs is a response to South Korea’s decision to deploy the U.S.-built Terminal High-Altitude Aerial Defense missile system to guard the country against attacks by China....More
Drawing heritage cues from the first civilian Dodge off-roader introduced in 1946, the '17 Ram Power Wagon picks up design cues from the Ram 1500 Rebel and strength from a heavy-duty chassis and 6.4L V-8 hitched to a Borg Warner transfer case and beefy solid axles front and rear.
We call out vehicles with problematic fit-and-finish, materials, ergonomics or unfortunate design choices. Each of these items resulted in points deducted as WardsAuto editors selected the 2016 Wards 10 Best Interiors.