A new labor agreement at Volkswagen AG could turn the clock back on unionism and shop-floor practices, a labor expert says. VW’s deal with IG Metall, which represents the auto maker’s hourly workers in Europe, features “the introduction of a performance-related remuneration component,” the auto maker says in a statement released today. The agreement means an individual’s pay raises are contingent on a supervisor’s assessment of that person’s performance, a VW spokesman from Wolfsburg, ...

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