A striking feature of this year’s talks was the union’s ability to win higher wages at a time when raises of any kind have been difficult to come by for most Americans, including those in relatively safe jobs, labor expert Harley Shaiken says....More
VW says it opposes the union representation vote by some 165 skilled-trades workers at its Chattanooga, TN, plant because the timing is bad, a reference to the diesel-emissions scandal besieging the automaker....More
Fueling the demand is a greater choice of models, with more than 27 battery electric or plug-in hybrid cars now available in the U.K., ranging from high-performance sports cars to capable family haulers....More
The auto industry will need to substantially increase the market share for advanced-technology vehicles in Japan, if it hopes to achieve future carbon-dioxide emissions targets, Honda’s Fumihiko Ike says....More
Art Wheaton of the Industrial Labor Relations School at Cornell University says the tentative contract likely reflects GM’s greater profitability than FCA US, whose UAW members ratified a new 4-year agreement last week....More
(Recasts with union choosing to negotiate with GM next)
By Bernie Woodall
DETROIT, Oct 22 (Reuters) - The United Auto Workers said on
Thursday it will negotiate its next deal with General Motors Co
, after the union's workers at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
NV ratified a new pact....More
Partial strikes Sept. 23-25 cost Hyundai 10,900 units of production worth some 230 billion won. Workers resumed regular shifts Sept. 30 after the annual Chuseok holiday and union officials decided Oct. 1 to continue negotiating without strike action....More
Marchionne says the elimination of Opel reduces by about 15% the possible synergies FCA and GM could achieve, but he still thinks a deal would be worth pursuing, even though he spotted one big negative the day of the sale’s announcement....More
With the upper luxury Phaeton now out of production, the new Arteon will take over at the head of Volkswagen's car lineup in most markets except China, where the recently introduced Audi A6-based Phideon will sit above it.
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