Labor

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.

GM Asks Court to Dismiss UAW Lawsuit Over Plant Closures

April 03, 2019 at 4:57 PM

General Motors Co. has asked a federal judge in Detroit to dismiss a lawsuit that claims the company’s plan to close four U.S. factories violates labor agreements.

Injury-Related Time Off for Tesla Workers Doubled in 2018

March 20, 2019 at 3:41 PM

Injuries per work hour at Tesla Inc. were roughly unchanged last year, but the average time spent off the job because of injuries nearly doubled, Bloomberg News reports.

U.S. Indicts 6th UAW Official in FCA Corruption Case

March 18, 2019 at 1:50 PM

Federal prosecutors have charged Norwood Jewell, a former United Auto Workers union vice president, for participating in the misuse of worker training center funds at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV.

VW Brand to Cut Staff by at Least 5,000

March 13, 2019 at 10:03 AM

Volkswagen AG says its VW brand is on track to eliminate 5,000-7,000 jobs by 2025 in a bid to hike the unit’s operating margin to 6% from 3.8% in 2018.

Ford Healthcare Costs to Top $1 Billion Next Year

March 12, 2019 at 2:15 PM

Ford Motor Co. projects the cost of healthcare coverage for its 56,000 hourly employees in the U.S. will top a record $1 billion in 2020, Bloomberg News reports.

UPDATE: Tokyo Court Upholds Ghosn’s Bail

March 05, 2019 at 10:34 AM

Tokyo District Court has rejected a motion by prosecutors to deny bail to Carlos Ghosn, who has been jailed since Nov. 19.

FCA Will Cut 1,400 Jobs in Illinois

February 27, 2019 at 12:22 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV says it will drop one of three shifts at its Jeep factory in Belvidere, Ill., in May, eliminating almost 1,400 jobs.

Canadian Labor Board Rules Unifor Strikes Against GM Unlawful

February 26, 2019 at 6:02 PM

Union walkouts to protest General Motors Co.’s plan to close its assembly plant in Oshawa, Ont., were unlawful, the Ontario Labor Relations Board has ruled.

VW Diesel Owners’ Lawsuit Heads for Germany’s High Court

February 20, 2019 at 12:32 AM

A landmark lawsuit is heading to Germany's high court over demands that Volkswagen AG compensate customers who bought diesels that VW had rigged to evade emission laws.

FCA Profit Sharing for Hourly Workers Averages $6,000

February 08, 2019 at 12:04 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will pay eligible hourly workers an average $6,000 in profit sharing for their contribution to the company’s performance in 2018.