Labor & Human Resources http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53309/more en Olive Branch Extended, Labor Talks Stay on Cool Side in Korea http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/olive-branch-extended-labor-talks-stay-cool-side-korea <div class="node-body article-body">A somber mood country-wide and weaker economics are said to be tempering the auto industry’s labor talks like never before.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/olive-branch-extended-labor-talks-stay-cool-side-korea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/olive-branch-extended-labor-talks-stay-cool-side-korea#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific General Motors Hyundai Samsung Labor & Human Resources Unions Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:11:00 +0000 1323671 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Korea Labor Minister Lee Ki-kweon and RSM CEO Francois Provost walk Busan plant.</strong></p> Honda Makes Bold Move But Will It Stick? http://wardsauto.com/blog/honda-makes-bold-move-will-it-stick <div class="node-body blog-body">Honda puts a designer in charge of its Acura brand, but recent history shows similar moves at other automakers haven't been long-lived.</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/honda-makes-bold-move-will-it-stick" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/honda-makes-bold-move-will-it-stick#comments Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America U.S. Acura Labor & Human Resources Final Inspection Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:13:00 +0000 1322601 at http://wardsauto.com UAW Loses Ground As Mitsubishi Closes Illinois Plant http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/uaw-loses-ground-mitsubishi-closes-illinois-plant <div class="node-body article-body">Chronically low capacity utilization, an aging, high-seniority workforce and an upcoming new contract left Mitsubishi with “a big cost bubble coming soon with little return,” says Justin West, former president of UAW Local 2488 at Normal.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/uaw-loses-ground-mitsubishi-closes-illinois-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/uaw-loses-ground-mitsubishi-closes-illinois-plant#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Mitsubishi Capacity Utilization Labor & Human Resources Production Sales Results United Auto Workers (UAW) Vehicle Assembly Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:47:00 +0000 1322551 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;16 Outlander Sport production shifting to Japan.</strong></p> GM Korea, Union Negotiate Tentative Pay Deal http://wardsauto.com/gm-korea-union-negotiate-tentative-pay-deal <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The tentative agreement heads off a strike at GM Korea, which accounts for one-fifth of the automaker's global production and where labor costs have risen nearly 50% since 2010.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/gm-korea-union-negotiate-tentative-pay-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific South Korea Plants & Production Labor & Human Resources Mon, 27 Jul 2015 08:24:00 +0000 1320181 at http://wardsauto.com Audi's China Head Ousted as Sales Drop Continues http://wardsauto.com/audis-china-head-ousted-sales-drop-continues <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Volkswagen-owned luxury automaker will replace Dietmar Voggenreiter as head of its Chinese operations at year-end, but says his dismissal and Audi's recent sales slowdown aren't related.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/audis-china-head-ousted-sales-drop-continues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific China Labor & Human Resources Sales Results Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:27:00 +0000 1317581 at http://wardsauto.com Supplier Strike Ends, Spain's Seat Resumes Production http://wardsauto.com/supplier-strike-ends-spains-seat-resumes-production <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Volkswagen's Spanish subsidiary had shut down Wednesday because of a strike at Johnson Controls Eurosit that cut off supplies of seats. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/supplier-strike-ends-spains-seat-resumes-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Europe Spain Labor & Human Resources OE-Supplier Relations Production Thu, 16 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000 1314951 at http://wardsauto.com GM Korea Workers Plan Partial Strike Friday http://wardsauto.com/gm-korea-workers-plan-partial-strike-friday <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The union representing nearly 14,000 hourly workers says it will strike for two hours Friday and four hours July 22 and refuse to work overtime or weekends while contract negotiations with the automaker continue.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/gm-korea-workers-plan-partial-strike-friday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Asia Pacific South Korea Labor & Human Resources Production Vehicle Assembly Thu, 16 Jul 2015 10:34:00 +0000 1314691 at http://wardsauto.com UAW Intent on Closing Wage Gap at FCA http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/uaw-intent-closing-wage-gap-fca <div class="node-body article-body">President Dennis Williams says the UAW will stick to its tradition of pattern bargaining, in which a contract negotiated with one automaker is adopted by the others. That company typically also is named a strike target if the talks falter.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/uaw-intent-closing-wage-gap-fca" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/uaw-intent-closing-wage-gap-fca#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production North America U.S. Chrysler Fiat-Chrysler: What's Next Labor & Human Resources Production Wed, 15 Jul 2015 15:29:00 +0000 1314261 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New work schedule prompted protests at FCA transmission plant in Kokomo, IN.</strong></p> UAW-GM Talks Unfold Amid Hefty Profits, Strike Threat http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/uaw-gm-talks-unfold-amid-hefty-profits-strike-threat <div class="node-body article-body">The talks play out under starkly different circumstances than previous bargaining sessions because for the first time in more than a decade GM boasts a strong balance sheet, record profitability and a competitive product portfolio.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/uaw-gm-talks-unfold-amid-hefty-profits-strike-threat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/uaw-gm-talks-unfold-amid-hefty-profits-strike-threat#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America North America - Regional General Motors Labor & Human Resources United Auto Workers (UAW) Mon, 13 Jul 2015 18:21:00 +0000 1313061 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM CEO Mary Barra (<em>left</em>)&nbsp; and UAW President Dennis Williams kick off 2015 contract negotiations, joined by GM chief bargainer Cathy Clegg and UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada (<em>right</em>).&nbsp;</strong></p> UAW, Detroit Three Seen Crafting Transitional Contract http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/uaw-detroit-three-seen-crafting-transitional-contract <div class="node-body article-body">The summer’s negotiations will play out under external conditions not witnessed in decades. The companies are healthier than ever, and the UAW has the legal right to strike.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/uaw-detroit-three-seen-crafting-transitional-contract" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/uaw-detroit-three-seen-crafting-transitional-contract#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America U.S. Chrysler Ford General Motors Honda Toyota Labor & Human Resources United Auto Workers (UAW) Mon, 13 Jul 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1312481 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>UAW seeks wage restructuring for its members.</strong></p>