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
The all-new Wards 10 Best User Experiences competition drills deeply into the user-friendliness of vehicle systems designed to minimize distraction and frustration, prevent accidents and improve safety in neighborhoods and on the highway....More
Winner profiles will appear on WardsAuto.com beginning Sept. 21, and honored automakers will receive their trophies on Oct. 4 at the WardsAuto User Experience Conference at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI.
Under the terms of the settlement, the automaker’s assembly plant in Oshawa, an engine and transmission plant in St. Catharines and a parts depot in Ontario all will receive significant new investment....More
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.