Labor & Human Resources http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53309/more en UPDATE 4-UAW suddenly retreats from fight at Tennessee VW plant http://wardsauto.com/update-4-uaw-suddenly-retreats-fight-tennessee-vw-plant <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>(Adds worker comments, UAW official's comment)</p> <p>By Amanda Becker and Bernie Woodall</p> <p>CHATTANOOGA, Tenn./DETROIT, April 21 (Reuters) - The United Auto Workers, surprising even its supporters, on Monday abruptly withdrew its legal challenge to a union organizing vote that it lost at a Volkswagen AG plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee in February.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-4-uaw-suddenly-retreats-fight-tennessee-vw-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers North America U.S. Labor & Human Resources United Auto Workers (UAW) Bob King National Labor Relations Board Smyrna Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:24:08 +0000 999991 at http://wardsauto.com Union Says Striking Toyota India Workers to Return to Jobs Tuesday http://wardsauto.com/union-says-striking-toyota-india-workers-return-jobs-tuesday <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">A union administrator says many employees who had stayed off the job because they refused to sign a so-called good conduct agreement have returned to work without signing off on the deal. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/union-says-striking-toyota-india-workers-return-jobs-tuesday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific India Labor & Human Resources Production Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:11:00 +0000 1000251 at http://wardsauto.com Former Audi R&D Chief to Head VW's Bentley, Bugatti Brands http://wardsauto.com/former-audi-rd-chief-head-vws-bentley-bugatti-brands <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Wolfgang Duerheimer, who quit Audi last June amid conflict with staff, headed the VW brand's ultra-luxury stablemates for 19 months from February 2011. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/former-audi-rd-chief-head-vws-bentley-bugatti-brands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Europe Germany Labor & Human Resources Wolfgang Duerheimer Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:22:00 +0000 995981 at http://wardsauto.com Ford India Workers Emulate Gandhi in Pay Protest http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-india-workers-emulate-gandhi-pay-protest <div class="node-body article-body">Recalling Mahatma Gandhi’s non-cooperation strategy that won independence for India in 1947, the Ford employees are showing up for work but are refusing the company’s offers of a free lunch and free round-trip transportation to and from their homes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-india-workers-emulate-gandhi-pay-protest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/ford-india-workers-emulate-gandhi-pay-protest#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Ford Maruti Toyota Capacity Utilization Engine Finance Labor & Human Resources Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Bangalore Chennai Mahatma Gandhi Sanand Toyota Kirloskar Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:36:00 +0000 991561 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>EcoSport production not yet affected by Ford India wage dispute.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-104 <div class="node-body article-body">Magna subsidiary raising output of electronic latches; Daimler assigns 9-speed AT work to Romania facility; new leadership at Aisin Seiki’s U.S. technical center.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-104" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-104#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Canada U.S. Japan Czech Republic Romania Aisin Continental Magna Mercedes Toyota Automatic Body Brakes Capacity Utilization Component Labor & Human Resources OE-Supplier Relations Product Development Suspension Transmission Elio Motors GKN Driveline Ideal Automotive Markus Schafer Samir Salaman Yoshiaki Kato Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:45:00 +0000 993711 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GKN North Carolina customers include Detroit Three, BMW.</strong></p> GM Ignition-Switch Recall Investigation Yields Employee Actions http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-ignition-switch-recall-investigation-yields-employee-actions <div class="node-body article-body">In another response to the ignition-switch crisis, CEO Mary Barra announces a program called Speak Up for Safety to help create a “safety-first culture” at the automaker.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-ignition-switch-recall-investigation-yields-employee-actions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-ignition-switch-recall-investigation-yields-employee-actions#comments Public Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers North America U.S. Chevrolet GM's Recall Crisis Labor & Human Resources Restructuring Anton Valukas Chevrolet Cobalt Claire McCaskill GM Global Safety Group HHR May Barra Pontiac Solstice Saturn Ion Sky Speak Up for Safety Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:15:00 +0000 993301 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM CEO Mary Barra removes two engineers, creates employee safety program out of recall investigation.</strong></p> GM Korea Reverses Wage Contingency, Adds $577 Million to Bottom Line http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-korea-reverses-wage-contingency-adds-577-million-bottom-line <div class="node-body article-body">The automaker appears confident it won’t owe workers back pay, despite a pending Korean Supreme Court ruling.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-korea-reverses-wage-contingency-adds-577-million-bottom-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/gm-korea-reverses-wage-contingency-adds-577-million-bottom-line#comments Premium Management & Strategy Politics Auto Makers Asia Pacific South Korea General Motors Politics Finance Labor & Human Resources Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:22:00 +0000 991261 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Workers seek three years&rsquo; back pay to compensate for an unfavorable method of calculating overtime wages.</strong></p> Automakers Withstanding South Africa Labor Strife http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/automakers-withstanding-south-africa-labor-strife <div class="field-byline"> Bill Corcoran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Industry representative Nico Vermuelen says he believes most automakers are in South Africa to stay, as the country has a relatively developed economy and can be used as a base for selling cars in the rest of Africa.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/automakers-withstanding-south-africa-labor-strife" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/automakers-withstanding-south-africa-labor-strife#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Africa / Middle East Supply Chain Suppliers South Africa BMW Ford General Motors Mercedes Employment Globalization Labor & Human Resources Logistics OE-Supplier Relations Production Trade National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa South Africa Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mon, 07 Apr 2014 09:12:00 +0000 989591 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Locally built</strong> <strong>Hilux South Africa&rsquo;s best-selling vehicle in 2013.</strong></p> Report Says GM Retains Crisis Manager Jeff Eller http://wardsauto.com/report-says-gm-retains-crisis-manager-jeff-eller <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Eller formerly chaired Public Strategies Inc., which has advised U.S. presidents and leading CEOs on how to manage communications and public-policy issues.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/report-says-gm-retains-crisis-manager-jeff-eller" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers North America U.S. Labor & Human Resources Fri, 04 Apr 2014 04:08:00 +0000 988881 at http://wardsauto.com Toyota Canada Plants May Vote on Unionization as Early as Next Week http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/toyota-canada-plants-may-vote-unionization-early-next-week <div class="node-body article-body">The Japanese automaker’s two vehicle-assembly plants in Canada could become their only unionized plants in North America.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/toyota-canada-plants-may-vote-unionization-early-next-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/toyota-canada-plants-may-vote-unionization-early-next-week#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers North America Canada Toyota Labor & Human Resources Vehicle Assembly CA Cambridge Canadian Auto Workers Corolla Fremont Lexus RX ON RAV4 Tesla Toyota UAW Unifor union Woodstock Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:00:00 +0000 984841 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Lexus RX made at Toyota Cambridge, ON, plant.</strong></p>