Production ground to a halt at Volkswagen AG’s Puebla, Mexico, plant as more than 9,500 workers walked off the job after rejecting a 4.5% wage increase offered by the auto maker. The union representing the workers had endorsed VW’s wage increase offer, but it was soundly rejected by union members during secret balloting. Union members reportedly are angered over VW’s recent actions to reduce work schedules and salaries. Published reports indicate union members hope the rejection of the ...

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