Labor

UPDATE: Tesla Showers Workers with Incentives at Key Supplier in Germany

April 27, 2017 at 12:44 AM

Tesla Inc. if offering workers at a critical German supplier of factory automation an array of wage hikes, job guarantees, stock options and a one-time €1,000 ($1,100) bonus in a bid to avoid a strike, Reuters reports.

9% Expansion in 5 Years for S. Korea’s Carmaker Workforce

April 17, 2017 at 12:03 AM

South Korea’s five carmakers expanded their combined domestic workforce 9% to 126,700 people between 2011 and 2016, according to their annual reports.

Union Threatens Strikes at BMW Plants in U.K.

April 05, 2017 at 5:13 PM

England’s Unite labor union says it will conduct eight strikes at BMW AG production facilities over the next few weeks to protest the company’s plan to modify worker pension programs.

UAW Membership Expands 2%

April 04, 2017 at 3:45 PM

The United Auto Workers union gained 7,300 members last year, increasing its roles 2% to 416,000 workers, according to its annual report to the U.S. Dept. of Labor.

Hyundai Workers in Czech Republic to Get 12% Pay Hike

March 28, 2017 at 5:49 PM

Hyundai Motor Co. says it will boost the average pay of its hourly workers in Nosovice, Czech Republic, by 12% over the next two years, Reuters reports.

Tata Offers Early Retirement for 500 Managers

March 15, 2017 at 1:19 AM

Tata Motors Ltd. has launched a voluntary retirement plan in a bid to eliminate as many as 500 managers.

CAW Founder Bob White Dies

February 20, 2017 at 4:30 PM

Bob White, a founder of the Canadian Auto Workers union, has died at age 81.

UAW Ponders “Buy American” Ad Campaign

February 17, 2017 at 12:05 AM

The United Auto Workers union tells reporters it is mulling a “Buy American" ad campaign to promote the sale of union-made cars in the U.S.

Labor Cooperation on VW Cost-Cutting Plan Breaks Down

February 13, 2017 at 11:58 AM

Efforts by Volkswagen AG and unions to reduce labor costs were suspended earlier today, as labor leaders claim the company is pushing for greater cuts than the two sides agreed to in November.

Musk Disputes Claim that Tesla Staff is Overworked and Underpaid

February 10, 2017 at 2:47 PM

Tesla Motors Inc. CEO Elon Musk describes as “morally outrageous” claims by an employee about worker injuries, high turnover, poor morale, low wages and long work hours.

VW Works Council Claims Company Is Violating Job Cuts Pact

February 09, 2017 at 12:40 AM

Volkswagen AG’s powerful works council complains that Herbert Diess, who heads the VW brand, is “flagrantly” violating the terms of a plan to shed 30,000 jobs by 2020.

GM Leads Domestic Carmakers in Worker Bonuses for 2015

February 07, 2017 at 2:49 PM

General Motors Co. is distributing bonus payment for 2016 that average $12,000 to eligible workers in the U.S. who belong to the United Auto Workers union.