Labor

UAW Launches Labor Talks

July 15, 2019 at 5:28 PM

The United Auto Workers union formally kicked off labor negotiations today for four-year labor contracts covering some 140,000 hourly workers at Big Three U.S. auto plants.

Workers Ratify Rich Contract at Faurecia Plant in Michigan

June 28, 2019 at 1:06 PM

Workers at a Faurecia SA factory in Saline, Mich., overwhelmingly approved a labor contract that includes a 56% pay hike for new hires, according to the United Auto Workers union.

Labor Deal at Faurecia Plant Ends Brief Strike

June 21, 2019 at 5:20 PM

A tentative labor contract ended a nine-hour strike today at an interior trim plant in Michigan and averted likely production disruptions at Ford, FCA and Tesla.

VW Workers Again Reject UAW at Tennessee Plant

June 17, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Hourly workers at Volkswagen AG’s assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., have again voted against having the United Auto Workers union represent them.

UAW Vote at VW's Chattanooga Plant Wraps Up on Friday

June 13, 2019 at 5:06 PM

Hourly workers at Volkswagen AG’s assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., will finish a vote on Friday about allowing the United Auto Workers union to represent them.

VW Workers to Vote on Unionization at Chattanooga Plant

May 30, 2019 at 1:32 AM

Some 1,700 hourly workers at Volkswagen AG’s huge assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., will vote on June 12-14 whether to unionize.

VW Plant Workers in Tenn. to Refile Petition to Join Union

May 22, 2019 at 4:10 PM

The United Auto Workers union says workers at Volkswagen AG’s assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., have been asked to submit a new petition for a union election.

GM Offers Oshawa Workers $110,000 Buyouts

May 14, 2019 at 11:42 AM

General Motors Co. is offering hourly workers at its Oshawa, Ont., plant as much as C$150,000 ($110,000) to retire before the facility ends production late this year.

U.S. Jobless Rate Drops to 50-Year Low

May 03, 2019 at 12:53 PM

The unemployment rate in the U.S. shrank to 3.6% in April, its lowest since 1969, according to the U.S. Dept. of Labor.

Renault Samsung Idles Plant Over Labor Dispute

May 01, 2019 at 12:31 AM

South Korean carmaker Renault Samsung Motors Co. has suspended production at its factory in Busan for three days after months of partial strikes staged by its unionized workers.

Labor Contracts Force Local Output for Hyundai-Kia

April 15, 2019 at 4:52 PM

Hyundai Motor Co. and its Kia Motors affiliate are required by their labor contracts to maintain high local production in South Korea regardless of market or trade pressures to add capacity elsewhere.

UAW Launches New Effort to Organize VW’s Chattanooga Plant

April 10, 2019 at 5:54 PM

The United Auto Workers union is launching a new attempt to represent hourly workers at Volkswagen AG’s assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tenn.