Labor

Pay Hike Averts VW Strike in Mexico

August 20, 2018 at 4:40 PM

Volkswagen AG has sidestepped a strike at its giant assembly complex in Puebla, Mexico, with a pay hike and richer benefits, Reuters reports.

First Prison Sentence Handed Down in FCA-UAW Corruption Scandal

July 13, 2018 at 3:29 PM

Monica Morgan-Holiefield, the widow of United Auto Workers union executive General Holiefield, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for her role in a corruption scandal at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV.

Young Auto Engineers Say Their Employers Don’t Measure Up

June 26, 2018 at 5:49 PM

Only one-third of U.S. automotive engineers below the age of 36 agree that their work experience matches the way their employers’ portray themselves publicly, according to new research.

Prosecutors Say FCA, UAW Conspired to Violate Labor Laws

June 13, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Federal prosecutors say Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and the United Auto Workers union co-conspired to illegally grant favors to union officials and make special payments to them, The Detroit News reports.

UAW Members Hike Pay for Senior Leadership by 31%

June 12, 2018 at 3:55 PM

Delegates to the United Auto Workers union’s annual convention in Detroit have overwhelmingly approved a 31% raise for their salaried international leaders.

Study: Shift to Electrics Could Cut 75,000 Jobs in Germany

June 05, 2018 at 9:54 AM

About 75,000 jobs in Germany could vanish if carmakers there follow through with aim to make 25% of their vehicles all-electric by 2030, Reuters reports.

French Unions Bridle at PSA’s Plan to Move Grandland X Output to Germany

May 30, 2018 at 7:08 PM

Two unions that represent PSA Group workers in France are alarmed by the company’s decision to move production of the Opel Grandland X crossover vehicle from France to Germany.

PSA, Opel Labor Leaders Agree to Wage Concessions, Job Guarantees

May 30, 2018 at 1:05 AM

PSA Group and Germany’s IG Metall labor union have agreed on a package of wage concessions, jobs guarantees and new-product investments for the carmaker’s Opel unit.

Opel Halts Buyouts to Avoid Shortage of Skilled Staff

May 11, 2018 at 3:51 PM

PSA Group’s Opel unit has suspended a 3-month-old buyout program over fears that too many of its engineers are using it to take jobs elsewhere.

Lear, Unifor Reach New Tentative Deal on Seating Plant

May 04, 2018 at 1:06 PM

Lear Corp. and Canadian union Unifor have reached a second tentative contract for the supplier’s seating plant in Ajax, Ont.

Lear to Close Canada Plant Where Workers Rejected Contract

May 03, 2018 at 1:00 PM

Lear Corp. says it will shut down its Canadian seating plant in Ajax, Ont., after 94% of workers there rejected a tentative contract reached earlier with their Unifor union.

Canadian Workers Reject Lear Contract

May 02, 2018 at 9:58 AM

Hourly workers at a Lear Corp. seating plant in Ajax, Ontario, have rejected a tentative labor contract by a 94% margin.