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
The success of Detroit Diesel's heavy-duty engine program that launched in 2008 led to securing a new cylinder-head machining line in 2012, followed by production of turbochargers in 2014, DT12 transmissions in 2015 and final-drive gearsets in 2016.
On Jan. 12, the EPA dropped a bomb on FCA, charging the automaker with using “defeat” devices to allow its award-winning 3.0L EcoDiesel V-6 to emit illegal levels of pollution. Two months later, answers remain elusive....More
WardsAuto editors are evaluating 31 vehicles as part of the 2017 Wards 10 Best Interiors competition, which began in early February and will conclude early next week. Winners will be announced April 17 and will be recognized at the WardsAuto Interiors Conference May 9 in Detroit.
Automakers are updating their vehicle interiors with unprecedented speed, eager to integrate new technologies, softer leather, better sound systems and richer colors. WardsAuto will announce winners April 17....More