The Truth About Cars » strike http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 03 May 2016 20:50:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 TTAC News Round-up: Don’t Leave Europe Out of the Party, Bizarre End To GM Lawsuit, and 2015’s Recall-mania http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-dont-leave-europe-party-bizarre-end-gm-lawsuit-2015s-recall-mania/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-dont-leave-europe-party-bizarre-end-gm-lawsuit-2015s-recall-mania/#comments Fri, 22 Jan 2016 16:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1271513 Volkswagen to European diesel owners: “Why you mad?” That, the mailman can’t deliver on the first lawsuit against GM, Caddies built in China and 51.3 million cars were recalled in 2015 … after the break! German officials criticizing Volkswagen for unfair treatment Justice officials in Germany are telling Volkswagen that treating American and European owners differently “cannot […]

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Volkswagen to European diesel owners: “Why you mad?” That, the mailman can’t deliver on the first lawsuit against GM, Caddies built in China and 51.3 million cars were recalled in 2015 … after the break! German officials criticizing Volkswagen for unfair treatment Justice officials in Germany are telling Volkswagen that treating American and European owners differently “cannot […]

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FCA and UAW Reach Deal in Final Hour, Avert Strike for Now http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/fca-and-uaw-reach-deal-in-final-hour-avert-strike-for-now/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/fca-and-uaw-reach-deal-in-final-hour-avert-strike-for-now/#comments Thu, 08 Oct 2015 11:30:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1191098 On Wednesday night, as the deadline for strike action came closer and closer, the United Auto Workers-Fiat Chrysler Automobiles National Bargaining Committee announced they had “secured significant gains” over the last proposed tentative agreement that was widely rejected by UAW membership. Details on the new agreement were not published. The new proposed agreement averts a strike — for […]

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On Wednesday night, as the deadline for strike action came closer and closer, the United Auto Workers-Fiat Chrysler Automobiles National Bargaining Committee announced they had “secured significant gains” over the last proposed tentative agreement that was widely rejected by UAW membership. Details on the new agreement were not published. The new proposed agreement averts a strike — for […]

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United Auto Workers, Fiat Chrysler Negotiating To Avert Strike http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/united-auto-workers-fiat-chrysler-negotiating-avert-strike/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/united-auto-workers-fiat-chrysler-negotiating-avert-strike/#comments Wed, 07 Oct 2015 20:00:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1190594 Negotiators for the United Auto Workers and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles are working to avoid a strike as a deadline looms Wednesday for 40,000 workers at the automaker’s plants. Reuters reported (via Automotive News) that talks were ongoing to move forward or present a new four-year contract to workers after hourly employees roundly rejected the last proposed […]

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Negotiators for the United Auto Workers and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles are working to avoid a strike as a deadline looms Wednesday for 40,000 workers at the automaker’s plants. Reuters reported (via Automotive News) that talks were ongoing to move forward or present a new four-year contract to workers after hourly employees roundly rejected the last proposed […]

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BREAKING: Union Workers Prepare to Strike at Fiat Chrysler Plants http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/breaking-union-workers-prepare-strike-fiat-chrysler-plants/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/breaking-union-workers-prepare-strike-fiat-chrysler-plants/#comments Tue, 06 Oct 2015 18:00:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1188850 United Auto Workers at a Kokomo, Indiana plant have given notice to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles that it would strike Wednesday night, Automotive News reported. The notice is reportedly being used at other plants. The automaker acknowledged the notification via a statement released Tuesday: FCA US confirms that it has received strike notification from the UAW. The […]

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United Auto Workers at a Kokomo, Indiana plant have given notice to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles that it would strike Wednesday night, Automotive News reported. The notice is reportedly being used at other plants. The automaker acknowledged the notification via a statement released Tuesday: FCA US confirms that it has received strike notification from the UAW. The […]

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Ford Averts Strike at Kansas City F-150 Plant http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/ford-averts-f-150-strike-kansas-city-plant/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/ford-averts-f-150-strike-kansas-city-plant/#comments Mon, 05 Oct 2015 16:00:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1187994 A late-night deal reached between Ford and Kansas City, Missouri auto workers averted a strike over the weekend. United Auto Workers Vice President Jimmy Settles in a letter to workers said negotiators reached an agreement late Friday night. As you know, earlier this week, I gave Ford Motor Company 120-hour notice of our intention to […]

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A late-night deal reached between Ford and Kansas City, Missouri auto workers averted a strike over the weekend. United Auto Workers Vice President Jimmy Settles in a letter to workers said negotiators reached an agreement late Friday night. As you know, earlier this week, I gave Ford Motor Company 120-hour notice of our intention to […]

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United Auto Workers Union Threatens Strike at Kansas City F-150 Plant http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/united-auto-workers-union-threatens-strike-kansas-city-f-150-plant/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/united-auto-workers-union-threatens-strike-kansas-city-f-150-plant/#comments Wed, 30 Sep 2015 19:00:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1184050 United Auto Workers at the Kansas City, Missouri plant that produces Ford F-150s may strike as early as Sunday if the automaker doesn’t “negotiate in good faith,” according to Jimmy Settles, UAW vice president: The challenges we face may not be easy, and I certainly cannot predict the future, but I would rather die fighting […]

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United Auto Workers at the Kansas City, Missouri plant that produces Ford F-150s may strike as early as Sunday if the automaker doesn’t “negotiate in good faith,” according to Jimmy Settles, UAW vice president: The challenges we face may not be easy, and I certainly cannot predict the future, but I would rather die fighting […]

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Strike At DHL Could Cripple JLR http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/strike-at-dhl-could-cripple-jlr/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/strike-at-dhl-could-cripple-jlr/#comments Mon, 08 Jul 2013 12:52:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=494535 Ah, the wondrous web of global automaking: Drivers and sorters at DHL are going on strike, and this threatens to cripple production at Jaguar Land Rover in the UK. JLR  has outsourced a good deal of its logistics to Deutsche Post–owned  DHL. DHL employees serving JLR’s plants at Castle Bromwich and Solihull voted for a […]

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Ah, the wondrous web of global automaking: Drivers and sorters at DHL are going on strike, and this threatens to cripple production at Jaguar Land Rover in the UK. JLR  has outsourced a good deal of its logistics to Deutsche Post–owned  DHL. DHL employees serving JLR’s plants at Castle Bromwich and Solihull voted for a […]

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GM Daewoo Workers Plan 4th Of July Walkout http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/493422/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/493422/#comments Thu, 27 Jun 2013 11:35:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=493422 Workers at GM’s South Korean plant will stage a partial walkout, ominously on Independence Day, July 4th, Reuters heard from a union spokesman. The walkout could turn into a full-fledged strike, union spokespeople said. Reports Reuters: “Last week, 79 percent of union members at GM Korea voted in favor of strike action. Union leadership decided […]

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Workers at GM’s South Korean plant will stage a partial walkout, ominously on Independence Day, July 4th, Reuters heard from a union spokesman. The walkout could turn into a full-fledged strike, union spokespeople said. Reports Reuters: “Last week, 79 percent of union members at GM Korea voted in favor of strike action. Union leadership decided […]

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Labor Unrest In South Africa http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/labor-unrest-in-south-africa/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/labor-unrest-in-south-africa/#comments Sat, 25 May 2013 08:37:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=489571 South Africa’s main auto union threatened to “halt production” at a Volkswagen after union members were fired, Reuters says. “We call on the Volkswagen South Africa oligarchy to immediately stop these dismissals of workers. If VWSA fails to adhere to this demand, we will be forced to halt production until this impasse is resolved,” the […]

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South Africa’s main auto union threatened to “halt production” at a Volkswagen after union members were fired, Reuters says. “We call on the Volkswagen South Africa oligarchy to immediately stop these dismissals of workers. If VWSA fails to adhere to this demand, we will be forced to halt production until this impasse is resolved,” the […]

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German Autoworkers Go On Strike http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/german-autoworkers-go-on-strike/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/german-autoworkers-go-on-strike/#comments Thu, 02 May 2013 14:48:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=487119 German autoworkers want their share of the record profits announced by German carmakers last year. IG Metall labor union demanded 5.5 percent. Employers countered with 2.3 percent. Today, workers went on strike. 500 employees on the night shift at Daimler’s Mercedes  plant in Stuttgart- Sindelfingen walked off the job this morning. More walkouts are planned […]

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German autoworkers want their share of the record profits announced by German carmakers last year. IG Metall labor union demanded 5.5 percent. Employers countered with 2.3 percent. Today, workers went on strike. 500 employees on the night shift at Daimler’s Mercedes  plant in Stuttgart- Sindelfingen walked off the job this morning. More walkouts are planned […]

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GM Workers Go On Strike In Brazil http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/gm-workers-go-on-strike-in-brazil/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/gm-workers-go-on-strike-in-brazil/#comments Wed, 24 Apr 2013 14:15:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=486076 Chevrolet’s Celta, Prisma and Onix models  will be in short supply when workers General Motors’ Gravataí plant in southern Brazil go on strike for higher pay and shorter hours. Workers of the plant’s first and third shifts already approved the strike, Reuters says, the second shift is expected to follow suit today. The plant’s 4,500 […]

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Chevrolet’s Celta, Prisma and Onix models  will be in short supply when workers General Motors’ Gravataí plant in southern Brazil go on strike for higher pay and shorter hours. Workers of the plant’s first and third shifts already approved the strike, Reuters says, the second shift is expected to follow suit today. The plant’s 4,500 […]

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Labor Strife Paralyzes Dacia Plant http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/labor-strife-paralyzes-dacia-plant/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/labor-strife-paralyzes-dacia-plant/#comments Fri, 22 Mar 2013 14:49:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=481998 A 36 hour strike at a Dacia plant in Romania led to the loss of 1,500 cars, as workers agitated for wage improved and increased working conditions. Plant managers said that less than 20 percent of the workforce participated in the strike, but it was still significant enough to disrupt output for over a day. […]

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A 36 hour strike at a Dacia plant in Romania led to the loss of 1,500 cars, as workers agitated for wage improved and increased working conditions. Plant managers said that less than 20 percent of the workforce participated in the strike, but it was still significant enough to disrupt output for over a day. […]

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Strike At Lear Plant Ends, Oshawa Production Back On Track For GM http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/strike-at-lear-plant-ends-oshawa-production-back-on-track-for-gm/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/strike-at-lear-plant-ends-oshawa-production-back-on-track-for-gm/#comments Tue, 30 Oct 2012 16:33:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=465360 A brief, two-day strike at a Lear seat plant near Toronto has ended, with production at GM’s Oshawa plant back on schedule. 400 workers at Lear’s Whitby, Ontario plant walked off the job for two days after talks between Lear and the Canadian Auto Workers union broke down. The plant supplies seats for GM vehicles […]

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A brief, two-day strike at a Lear seat plant near Toronto has ended, with production at GM’s Oshawa plant back on schedule. 400 workers at Lear’s Whitby, Ontario plant walked off the job for two days after talks between Lear and the Canadian Auto Workers union broke down. The plant supplies seats for GM vehicles […]

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CAW Strike At Key Parts Suppliers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/caw-strike-at-key-parts-suppliers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/caw-strike-at-key-parts-suppliers/#comments Mon, 29 Oct 2012 13:00:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=465217 The drama over a possible strike at the Big Three was averted this summer, but it ain’t over yet; roughly 75 employees walked off the job at two key suppliers this weekend. Westcast and Lear were affected by the job action. Automotive News, citing information from Westcast, reports that the exhaust manifold supplier has a […]

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The drama over a possible strike at the Big Three was averted this summer, but it ain’t over yet; roughly 75 employees walked off the job at two key suppliers this weekend. Westcast and Lear were affected by the job action. Automotive News, citing information from Westcast, reports that the exhaust manifold supplier has a […]

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CAW Mulling Strikes At All Three Automakers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/caw-mulling-strikes-at-all-three-automakers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/caw-mulling-strikes-at-all-three-automakers/#comments Wed, 05 Sep 2012 17:05:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=459065 A report by Reuters suggests that the Canadian Auto Worker’s union may take the unprecedented step of striking at the plants of all three domestic automakers. Traditionally, the union targets one company for bargaining and a possible strike, and that sets the precedent for contracts with the other two. This round of negotiations has been […]

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A report by Reuters suggests that the Canadian Auto Worker’s union may take the unprecedented step of striking at the plants of all three domestic automakers. Traditionally, the union targets one company for bargaining and a possible strike, and that sets the precedent for contracts with the other two. This round of negotiations has been […]

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CAW Approves Strike Mandate As Talks Resume Today http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/caw-approves-strike-mandate-as-talks-resume-today/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/caw-approves-strike-mandate-as-talks-resume-today/#comments Mon, 27 Aug 2012 14:59:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=457992 Members of the Canadian Auto Workers union have voted overwhelmingly in favor of a strike mandate as talks between the union and the Big Three resumed today. Workers at Chrysler, General Motors and Ford were 99, 98 and 97 percent in favor of striking respectively. The CAW hasn’t gone on strike since 1996, but President […]

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Members of the Canadian Auto Workers union have voted overwhelmingly in favor of a strike mandate as talks between the union and the Big Three resumed today. Workers at Chrysler, General Motors and Ford were 99, 98 and 97 percent in favor of striking respectively. The CAW hasn’t gone on strike since 1996, but President […]

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Report: CAW Will Target Chrysler For Strike http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/report-caw-will-target-chrysler-for-strike/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/report-caw-will-target-chrysler-for-strike/#comments Fri, 17 Aug 2012 14:22:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=457214 The Canadian Auto Workers union is expected to target Chrysler in the event of a strike, but will reportedly wait until Labor Day before taking action. CTV News reports that Tony Faria, an automotive expert at the University of Windsor, predicted Chrysler will be chosen because it has the largest Canadian footprint of the Detroit […]

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The Canadian Auto Workers union is expected to target Chrysler in the event of a strike, but will reportedly wait until Labor Day before taking action. CTV News reports that Tony Faria, an automotive expert at the University of Windsor, predicted Chrysler will be chosen because it has the largest Canadian footprint of the Detroit […]

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Chrysler Would Be Hit Hardest In CAW Strike http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/chrysler-would-be-hit-hardest-in-caw-strike/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/chrysler-would-be-hit-hardest-in-caw-strike/#comments Wed, 25 Jul 2012 17:42:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=454156 With 25 percent of its manufacturing capabilities in Canada, Chrysler would be hardest hit in the event of a strike by the Canadian Auto Workers union. An article in the Windsor Star outlining the upcoming negotiations between The Big Three and the CAW describes how Chrysler is most vulnerable to a potential strike by the CAW. Tony Faria, […]

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With 25 percent of its manufacturing capabilities in Canada, Chrysler would be hardest hit in the event of a strike by the Canadian Auto Workers union. An article in the Windsor Star outlining the upcoming negotiations between The Big Three and the CAW describes how Chrysler is most vulnerable to a potential strike by the CAW. Tony Faria, […]

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South Korean Auto Unions Gearing Up For Strike http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/south-korean-auto-unions-gearing-up-for-strike/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/south-korean-auto-unions-gearing-up-for-strike/#comments Thu, 12 Jul 2012 13:00:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=452293 More than 70 percent of Hyundai’s 45,000 strong worker’s guild voted in favor of job actions, including a walkout planned for Friday. The guild is building up towards Hyundai’s first labor strike since 2008, as they seek better wages and reduced hours. A report by Bloomberg lists the demands of Hyundai and Kia workers (who […]

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More than 70 percent of Hyundai’s 45,000 strong worker’s guild voted in favor of job actions, including a walkout planned for Friday. The guild is building up towards Hyundai’s first labor strike since 2008, as they seek better wages and reduced hours. A report by Bloomberg lists the demands of Hyundai and Kia workers (who […]

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Strike At GM South Korea http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/strike-at-gm-south-korea/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/strike-at-gm-south-korea/#comments Thu, 05 Jul 2012 11:50:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=451398 At home, GM is at peace with the unions, benefits of having the UAW as a major shareholder. Abroad, GM Europe has been in a low intensity conflict with the European unions that oppose cuts at Opel. Now, a labor conflict flares up in an unexpected part of the world: Korea. Workers at GM’s South […]

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At home, GM is at peace with the unions, benefits of having the UAW as a major shareholder. Abroad, GM Europe has been in a low intensity conflict with the European unions that oppose cuts at Opel. Now, a labor conflict flares up in an unexpected part of the world: Korea. Workers at GM’s South […]

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UAW Backs Off Transplant Organizing Goal, Attacks Hyundai http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/uaw-backs-off-transplant-organizing-goal-attacks-hyundai/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/uaw-backs-off-transplant-organizing-goal-attacks-hyundai/#comments Wed, 30 Nov 2011 20:23:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=420851 At the beginning of this year, the United Auto Workers pledged that it would launch a campaign to organize the foreign-owned, non-union “transplant” factories in the US, threatening to tar uncooperative automakers as “human right abusers.” The campaign initially lost steam, but the UAW stuck to its pledge, re-iterating on several occasions that it would […]

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At the beginning of this year, the United Auto Workers pledged that it would launch a campaign to organize the foreign-owned, non-union “transplant” factories in the US, threatening to tar uncooperative automakers as “human right abusers.” The campaign initially lost steam, but the UAW stuck to its pledge, re-iterating on several occasions that it would […]

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The UAW Brandishes The S-Word http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/the-uaw-brandishes-the-s-word/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/the-uaw-brandishes-the-s-word/#comments Sun, 31 Jul 2011 18:31:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=404897 The talks about a new labor deal between Ford and the UAW have barely begun, and both sides already utter the dreaded s-word: Strike. “The last thing we want to do is incur a strike,” said Marty Malloy, Ford’s vice president for labor affairs, when the talks started. “We work great with the UAW.” UAW’s […]

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The talks about a new labor deal between Ford and the UAW have barely begun, and both sides already utter the dreaded s-word: Strike. “The last thing we want to do is incur a strike,” said Marty Malloy, Ford’s vice president for labor affairs, when the talks started. “We work great with the UAW.” UAW’s […]

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Hyundai And Kia Run Out Of Parts http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/hyundai-and-kia-run-out-of-parts/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/hyundai-and-kia-run-out-of-parts/#comments Sun, 22 May 2011 10:15:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=395819 Assembly lines at South Korea’s Hyundai Kia ground to a halt this weekend after the companies ran out of a needed engine parts. Production of Hyundai’s Tucson ix, Santa Fe and Veracruz and Kia’s Carnival has stopped. On Wednesday, production of most of  Hyundai’s and Kia’s cars will be affected unless the parts shortage is […]

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Assembly lines at South Korea’s Hyundai Kia ground to a halt this weekend after the companies ran out of a needed engine parts. Production of Hyundai’s Tucson ix, Santa Fe and Veracruz and Kia’s Carnival has stopped. On Wednesday, production of most of  Hyundai’s and Kia’s cars will be affected unless the parts shortage is […]

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Chinese Strikes: Honda Gets No Respect http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/chinese-strikes-honda-gets-no-respect/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/chinese-strikes-honda-gets-no-respect/#comments Sat, 17 Jul 2010 11:52:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=361058 Honda is the Chinese version of Rodney Dangerfield. No respect. After a series of strikes, first at Honda’s parts suppliers, then at Honda itself, things looked liked they are calming down. Until yesterday. On Friday, Honda-affiliated transmission-maker Atsumitec had to shut down their Chinese factory in Foshan, Guangdong Province, because workers went on strike. Honda […]

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Honda is the Chinese version of Rodney Dangerfield. No respect. After a series of strikes, first at Honda’s parts suppliers, then at Honda itself, things looked liked they are calming down. Until yesterday. On Friday, Honda-affiliated transmission-maker Atsumitec had to shut down their Chinese factory in Foshan, Guangdong Province, because workers went on strike. Honda […]

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Chinese Strikes: Honda Hit Directly. Bots To The Front http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/chinese-strikes-honda-hit-directly-bots-to-the-front/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/chinese-strikes-honda-hit-directly-bots-to-the-front/#comments Fri, 09 Jul 2010 13:40:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=360605 So far, the strikes in China were just small – but effective – sideshows. Strike at a small, but strategically important supplier, and  whole car factories shut down.  That, however, only led to wage increases at the small, but strategically important supplier. Until last Wednesday. Last Wednesday, workers at a Honda factory in Guangzhou walked […]

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So far, the strikes in China were just small – but effective – sideshows. Strike at a small, but strategically important supplier, and  whole car factories shut down.  That, however, only led to wage increases at the small, but strategically important supplier. Until last Wednesday. Last Wednesday, workers at a Honda factory in Guangzhou walked […]

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