Labor & Human Resources http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53309/more en UPDATE 1-Volkswagen CEO Winterkorn to stay in defeat for chairman http://wardsauto.com/update-1-volkswagen-ceo-winterkorn-stay-defeat-chairman <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* Top VW panel backs CEO in clash with chairman</p> <p>* Panel to propose extension of Winterkorn's contract</p> <p>* Patriarch Piech had pushed for CEO change (Adds comments from VW, Audi works council chief and background)</p> <p>By Andreas Cremer</p> <p>BERLIN, April 17 (Reuters) - Martin Winterkorn will stay on as chief executive of Volkswagen, the German carmaker said on Friday, in an unprecedented defeat for its powerful chairman.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-1-volkswagen-ceo-winterkorn-stay-defeat-chairman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Germany Labor & Human Resources Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:25:00 +0000 1261611 at http://wardsauto.com VW Moving to Take CEO Scrap Out of Public Eye http://wardsauto.com/vw-moving-take-ceo-scrap-out-public-eye <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Sources with the automaker say Chairman Ferdinand Piech will meet within days with cousin Wolfgang Porsche and other family members to discuss Piech's public criticism of CEO Martin Winterkorn.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vw-moving-take-ceo-scrap-out-public-eye" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Germany Labor & Human Resources Restructuring Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:14:00 +0000 1259651 at http://wardsauto.com Local UAW-GM Tiff May Herald Fractious Contract Talks http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/local-uaw-gm-tiff-may-herald-fractious-contract-talks <div class="node-body article-body">The dispute at Wentzville illustrates workers’ concerns over eroding perquisites, imposition of alternative work schedules and other work-rule concessions. Management insists the changes have improved efficiency and competitiveness.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/local-uaw-gm-tiff-may-herald-fractious-contract-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/local-uaw-gm-tiff-may-herald-fractious-contract-talks#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production North America U.S. Chrysler Ford General Motors Labor & Human Resources Production United Auto Workers (UAW) Mon, 13 Apr 2015 15:07:00 +0000 1257801 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>UAW balks at pressure to fill orders for hot-selling GMC Canyon.</strong></p> Report Indicates Discord Between VW Chairman, CEO http://wardsauto.com/report-indicates-discord-between-vw-chairman-ceo <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">A German magazine quotes Volkswagen Chairman Ferdinand Piech as saying, "I have distanced myself from (CEO Martin) Winterkorn" and adds the CEO has no chance to succeed him. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/report-indicates-discord-between-vw-chairman-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Germany Labor & Human Resources Fri, 10 Apr 2015 12:38:00 +0000 1257341 at http://wardsauto.com Former FAW-VW Executive Gets Life Sentence for Bribery http://wardsauto.com/former-faw-vw-executive-gets-life-sentence-bribery <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Shi Tao, former deputy general manager of the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture's sales arm, was convicted of taking ¥33 million for steering business orders to advertisers and car dealers.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/former-faw-vw-executive-gets-life-sentence-bribery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Asia Pacific China Politics Labor & Human Resources Laws/Law Enforcement Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:01:00 +0000 1256771 at http://wardsauto.com Unions at Volkswagen's Skoda Unit Threaten Strike http://wardsauto.com/unions-volkswagens-skoda-unit-threaten-strike <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Unions at the Czech Republic economy-car manufacturer have rejected VW's offer a 3% pay raise and say morning- and afternoon-shift workers will take one hour off April 15 and conduct a protest. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/unions-volkswagens-skoda-unit-threaten-strike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Czech Republic Labor & Human Resources Thu, 09 Apr 2015 10:17:00 +0000 1256671 at http://wardsauto.com Is UAW Willing to Give or Just Take? http://wardsauto.com/blog/uaw-willing-give-or-just-take <div class="node-body blog-body">Wall Street is reaping most of the riches of America’s resurgence, why not give a little bit of Wall Street to blue collar workers? That’s the fastest way to help bridge the gap in income inequality. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/final-inspection">Final Inspection</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/uaw-willing-give-or-just-take" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/uaw-willing-give-or-just-take#comments Blog Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production North America U.S. Auto Makers Employment Labor & Human Resources United Auto Workers (UAW) Final Inspection Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1249771 at http://wardsauto.com Hyundai Motor Chair's 2014 Compensation $5.2 Million http://wardsauto.com/hyundai-motor-chairs-2014-compensation-52-million <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Chung Mong-koo's 2% raise reflects the automaker's lackluster 2014 earnings stemming from a weak yen and ruble.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/hyundai-motor-chairs-2014-compensation-52-million" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific South Korea Finance Labor & Human Resources Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:54:00 +0000 1251231 at http://wardsauto.com Third Wage Tier Gains Foothold at Four GM Plants http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/third-wage-tier-gains-foothold-four-gm-plants <div class="field-byline"> Joseph R. Szczesny </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The third-tier workers get about $11 per hour and receive only minimal health care benefits and no pensions. They handle preassembly work of sorting and sequencing parts from outside suppliers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/third-wage-tier-gains-foothold-four-gm-plants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/third-wage-tier-gains-foothold-four-gm-plants#comments Premium Limited Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production North America U.S. General Motors Employment Labor & Human Resources Logistics OE-Supplier Relations United Auto Workers (UAW) Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:24:00 +0000 1250421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Three-tier wage structure in place at GM plant that pioneered two-tier deal.</strong></p> Payback Due for Sacrifices, UAW Tells Detroit Three http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/payback-due-sacrifices-uaw-tells-detroit-three <div class="field-byline"> Joseph R. Szczesny </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With sales and profits rising, tensions between the UAW and domestic automakers also are rising as the union pushes to regain some of the power it lost during the industry’s financial crisis that began even before the Great Recession of 2008-2009.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/payback-due-sacrifices-uaw-tells-detroit-three" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/payback-due-sacrifices-uaw-tells-detroit-three#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production North America U.S. Chrysler Ford General Motors Employment Labor & Human Resources United Auto Workers (UAW) Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:15:00 +0000 1249721 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>UAW President Dennis Williams addresses 2015 bargaining convention.</strong></p> Getty Images