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UAW Secures Third Vote at VW’s Chattanooga Plant

UAW Secures Third Vote at VW’s Chattanooga Plant

It what seems to be almost a yearly occurrence, workers as Volkswagen AG’s plant in in Chattanooga, Tennessee, have filed a petition for a union vote at the plant. A call for a vote has happened three times in five years at the facility and the UAW does represent some...
VW Drafts Plan to Cut 7,000 Workers in Europe

VW Drafts Plan to Cut 7,000 Workers in Europe

Following in the footsteps of some American automakers, Volkswagen AG is preparing to trim costs by eliminating thousands of jobs in face of a slowing European economy, and profits across the industry begin to slip while the high cost of shifting to electric...
Ford Expected to Cut “Thousands” of European Jobs

Ford Expected to Cut “Thousands” of European Jobs

With speculation swirling about the details of an almost certain link up between Ford Motor Co. and Volkswagen AG, the company announced it plans to cut “thousands” of jobs in Europe in the near term. “We are taking decisive action to transform the Ford business in...
Big Changes Coming at VW, Says New CEO

Big Changes Coming at VW, Says New CEO

Volkswagen Group is likely to be a very different company in the coming years, at least if new CEO Herbert Diess has his way, the new chief executive outlining some of the key changes he has in mind during a Friday media briefing that followed a management shake-up...
Mercedes Moving to Build New Plant in Germany

Mercedes Moving to Build New Plant in Germany

Mercedes-Benz Cars broke ground on a new factory on its home ground in Sindelfingen outside of Stuttgart that the automaker claims will be the most modern production center in the world when it opens in 2020. “Our ‘Factory 56’ will define a new way of building...
German Union Workers Accept New Contract

German Union Workers Accept New Contract

Union members in Baden-Württemberg, one of the most prosperous regions of German and the home of companies such as Daimler AG, Porsche and Bosch, appear to have gained a major bargaining victory, gaining a 4.3% pay increase and a reduction of the average work week to...
German Union Digging in for Tough Auto Negotiations

German Union Digging in for Tough Auto Negotiations

German carmakers and suppliers are in a major battle with IG Metall, the powerful metalworkers union, which is demanding higher wages and shorter hours. The negotiations are turning into the biggest confrontation between labor and management in more than a decade....