Labor & Human Resources http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53309/more en Sources Say VW Ousting Product-Management Chief http://wardsauto.com/sources-say-vw-ousting-product-management-chief <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Sources say the dismissal of Klaus-Gerhard Wolpert, who manages strategy affecting more than 100 models across Volkswagen Group, reflects efforts to raise profitability at its slumping core VW brand. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sources-say-vw-ousting-product-management-chief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Germany Labor & Human Resources Product Development Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:17:00 +0000 1184621 at http://wardsauto.com UAW Chief Pledges to Narrow 2-Tier Wage Gap http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/uaw-chief-pledges-narrow-2-tier-wage-gap <div class="node-body article-body">Dennis Williams does not seem convinced complete wage parity will occur, as he talks about “bridging” the gap between the two levels and stresses that the automakers must continue to be successful.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/uaw-chief-pledges-narrow-2-tier-wage-gap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/uaw-chief-pledges-narrow-2-tier-wage-gap#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics North America U.S. Chrysler Ford General Motors Nissan Toyota Labor & Human Resources Trade United Auto Workers (UAW) 2-tier wage Bob King Dennis Williams Trans Pacific Partnership Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:00:00 +0000 1182061 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>UAW President Williams speaks to journalists at Solidarity House. </strong></p> President of Tesla's China Unit Resigns http://wardsauto.com/president-teslas-china-unit-resigns <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Veronica Wu gave no reason for her resignation, which came a year after she left Apple's China unit to head the U.S. electric-vehicle manufacturer's operations in the country.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/president-teslas-china-unit-resigns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology China Electric Vehicles Globalization Labor & Human Resources Fri, 12 Dec 2014 09:03:00 +0000 1179651 at http://wardsauto.com Want More STEM Grads? Kill the Stereotypes http://wardsauto.com/blog/want-more-stem-grads-kill-stereotypes <div class="node-body blog-body">In India, top software engineers are considered as cool as top athletes. In the U.S., software engineers could not compete with badminton players in popularity, much less baseball and football stars. </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/want-more-stem-grads-kill-stereotypes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/want-more-stem-grads-kill-stereotypes#comments Blog Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America U.S. Auto Makers Bosch Labor & Human Resources Final Inspection Wed, 10 Dec 2014 12:03:00 +0000 1175271 at http://wardsauto.com UAW Points Toward Collective Bargaining at VW Tennessee Plant http://wardsauto.com/north-america/uaw-points-toward-collective-bargaining-vw-tennessee-plant <div class="node-body article-body">The timetable toward wage negotiations remains unclear. “I don’t know it’s a 2-week deal, but it’s not a 2-year deal either,” says a high-ranking union official.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/uaw-points-toward-collective-bargaining-vw-tennessee-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/uaw-points-toward-collective-bargaining-vw-tennessee-plant#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production North America U.S. Volkswagen Labor & Human Resources United Auto Workers (UAW) Tue, 09 Dec 2014 16:44:00 +0000 1176421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>UAW says more than half VW Chattanooga&rsquo;s line workers now members.</strong></p> UPDATE 3-German carmakers unveil surprise changes to top management http://wardsauto.com/update-3-german-carmakers-unveil-surprise-changes-top-management <div class="node-body reuters_news-body"><p>* BMW production chief to succeed Reithofer as CEO</p> <p>* 49-year-old Krueger led BMW push into emerging markets</p> <p>* Other top BMW executive Diess bolts to Volkswagen (Adds background on next CEO and detail on BMW/VW strategy)</p> <p>By Edward Taylor and Andreas Cremer</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/update-3-german-carmakers-unveil-surprise-changes-top-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Germany Labor & Human Resources Tue, 09 Dec 2014 15:07:25 +0000 1175801 at http://wardsauto.com Reithofer Stepping Down as BMW CEO in May http://wardsauto.com/reithofer-stepping-down-bmw-ceo-may <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">BMW says Norbert Reithofer, CEO since 2006, will by replaced by production chief Harald Krueger and then succeed Joachim Milberg as chairman of the German luxury automaker's supervisory board. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/reithofer-stepping-down-bmw-ceo-may" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Germany Labor & Human Resources Tue, 09 Dec 2014 09:28:00 +0000 1175941 at http://wardsauto.com VW Confirms Pro-UAW Vote at Tennessee Plant http://wardsauto.com/vw-confirms-pro-uaw-vote-tennessee-plant <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The union for the first time won recognition at a foreign-owned assembly plant in the Southern U.S., but did not win exclusive bargaining rights for all of the plant's 1,500 hourly workers. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vw-confirms-pro-uaw-vote-tennessee-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production North America U.S. Labor & Human Resources United Auto Workers (UAW) Vehicle Assembly Mon, 08 Dec 2014 22:43:00 +0000 1175441 at http://wardsauto.com Toyota Foundation to Recruit Women Into Tech World http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/toyota-foundation-recruit-women-tech-world <div class="node-body article-body">The foundation will draw upon female tech workers’ experiences to promote the rewards of such careers to high school students thinking about what university course to follow.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/toyota-foundation-recruit-women-tech-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/toyota-foundation-recruit-women-tech-world#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Europe Vehicles & Technology Japan United Kingdom Toyota Labor & Human Resources Vehicles & Technology Wed, 03 Dec 2014 11:04:00 +0000 1170021 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Chika Kako, chief engineer for Lexus CT</strong></p> JLR, Union Settle on Contract in U.K. http://wardsauto.com/jlr-union-settle-contract-uk <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The luxury automaker says it sweetened its contract offer with a 4.5% pay increase in the first year of a 2-year deal.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/jlr-union-settle-contract-uk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe United Kingdom Labor & Human Resources Tue, 02 Dec 2014 13:28:00 +0000 1169671 at http://wardsauto.com