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    1. July 14, 2014

      VW to build SUV at Chattanooga plant

      Volkswagen will invest $900m to build a new model at its plant in Chattanooga, USA, as it seeks to reverse a recent fall in...

    2. February 16, 2014

      Tough conditions in US auto sector push down wages

      The generally tough conditions for car workers across the industrialised world have been reflected in sharp falls in pay and...

    1. February 16, 2014

      UAW’s failure to sway VW workers clouds future

      In the months leading up to last week’s vote on union recognition at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga factory in Tennessee,...

    2. February 15, 2014

      VW workers at US car plant snub union

      US labour unions’ efforts to push beyond their traditional heartlands suffered a significant blow on Friday when workers at...

    3. February 11, 2014

      Union recognition would benefit VW US plant, leader says

      A vote for union recognition in a bitterly contested ballot could help Volkswagen’s only US manufacturing plant to win badly...

    4. February 3, 2014

      Ballot dates set for unions’ US car plants drive

      An international trade union drive to bring representation to the US’s foreign-owned car plants took an important step...

    5. November 25, 2013

      Fiat damps Chrysler IPO speculation

      Italy’s Fiat moved to scotch speculation that an initial public offering of its Chrysler US subsidiary could be imminent,...

    6. October 6, 2013

      VW sets pace over unionised factories

      A successful campaign to unionise workers at Volkswagen’s US assembly plant will boost unionisation drives at other...

    7. FT Alphaville

      October 3, 2013

      Cars for pensioners

      While United Auto Workers retiree healthcare trust fund and Fiat argue about the terms for an initial public offering for...

    8. September 23, 2013

      Chrysler files for IPO in wake of dispute

      Chrysler filed documents for an initial public offering late on Monday, a last resort following a dispute between majority...

    9. September 23, 2013

      GM buys back stock parcel from auto workers’ union

      General Motors, the US’s biggest carmaker by sales, will take a further significant step towards a return to normality with...

    10. September 12, 2013

      VW plant set for US first, union claims

      A Volkswagen plant in the lightly-unionised state of Tennessee looks set to become the first US auto plant to bring...

    11. July 2, 2013

      Temperature rises in US over Japan’s entry to trade talks

      US labour unions and business groups clashed on Tuesday over Japan’s looming entry into the TransPacific Partnership trade...

    12. May 30, 2013

      Agnelli family aims to remain Fiat’s largest shareholder

      Italy's Agnelli family has signalled its determination to remain Fiat's largest shareholder by saying it has enough money to...

    13. April 27, 2012

      Ford profit falls 45% on weakness abroad

      Ford’s first-quarter profit fell 45 per cent as weakness in its international business and a higher tax rate offset stronger...

    14. March 10, 2012

      Real bosses couldn’t be happier as free trade is overlooked

      From Mr John R. MacArthur. Sir, Your excellent weekend edition of March 3 devoted a disproportionately large amount of space...

    15. February 15, 2012

      Romney attack returns car bail-out to spotlight

      More than three years after the US government’s rescue of General Motors and Chrysler, the auto bail-out is back in the...

    16. February 14, 2012

      UK government pledges to halt plant closures

      The UK government has promised it will “leave no stone unturned” to keep General Motors’ two British plants open as the...

    17. December 14, 2011

      Two-tier system divides US carmaker workers

      Elisa Gurule struggles to get by on the money she earns attaching fenders and bumpers to Chrysler and Dodge cars. She and...

    18. October 25, 2011

      Autoworkers union grapples with social media

      Count the United Auto Workers union among those struggling to come to grips with the age of social media. The normally...

    19. October 12, 2011

      Chrysler agrees new union contract

      Chrysler and the United Auto Workers have reached a tentative agreement on a new four-year contract that the union said...

    20. October 4, 2011

      Ford: car pay diem

      If the long and largely ignominious history of negotiations between Detroit’s carmakers and their unions had one unifying...

    21. October 4, 2011

      Ford reaches labour pact with key union

      Ford Motor has reached agreement on a new four-year labour contract with the United Auto Workers union, bringing the Detroit...

    22. September 22, 2011

      Chrysler and workers union extend talks

      Chrysler has extended its contract talks with the United Auto Workers union for a second time amid signs that Sergio...

    23. September 17, 2011

      GM strikes deal with United Auto Workers

      General Motors has reached agreement with the United Auto Workers union on a new four-year labour contract covering the...

    24. September 15, 2011

      UAW extend talks on carmakers’ contracts

      The United Auto Workers trade union has extended its labour contracts with the three Detroit carmakers after failing to meet...

    25. September 15, 2011

      Auto union negotiations continue

      The United Auto Workers union has extended its labour contracts with the three Detroit carmakers after failing to meet a...

    26. August 3, 2011

      US automakers and the unions

      It’s payback time in Detroit. Not for taxpayers, who will never recover all of the $100bn lifeline they extended to the auto...

    27. July 26, 2011

      Chrysler consolidation boosts Fiat earnings

      Fiat upgraded its earnings guidance for 2011 as the carmaker reported higher quarterly earnings that consolidated a month’s...

    28. July 26, 2011

      Investors issue dire warning over impasse

      A coalition of corporate and union pension plans, investment advisers and asset managers warned of dire consequences for the...

    29. July 22, 2011

      Car union treads carefully in Detroit talks

      Detroit’s carmakers will sit down in the coming days to negotiate a new labour contract with the United Auto Workers union,...

    30. beyondbrics

      June 16, 2011

      Mexico auto: all revved up

      It was Bruno Ferrari who set the rumour mill into top gear. During a visit to a business forum, the Mexican trade minister...

    31. January 19, 2011

      The ‘great man’ theory of business

      Historians have not documented whether Charles de Gaulle or Georges Clemenceau first pronounced that “graveyards are full of...

    32. January 13, 2011

      Carmakers in drive on performance pay

      Detroit’s carmakers are seeking to tie workers’ pay to assembly line performance as a way of maintaining competitiveness in...

    33. December 5, 2010

      Chinese making inroads into Detroit

      The commercial interests of the US and China are converging in an unlikely place: in and around Detroit. Take last week’s...

    34. November 17, 2010

      GM offering raised to meet big demand

      The US Treasury is increasing the number of common shares it plans to sell in the General Motors initial public offering on...

    35. September 30, 2010

      Sergio’s show

      At the Paris motor show this week, the hot topic around Sergio Marchionne was Volkswagen’s interest in acquiring Alfa Romeo....

    36. September 30, 2010

      Sergio’s show

      At the Paris motor show this week, the hot topic around Sergio Marchionne was Volkswagen’s interest in acquiring Alfa Romeo....

    37. July 1, 2010

      US health insurance trusts

      As their finances deteriorated, Detroit’s carmakers earned the moniker “HMOs on wheels” for crippling employee healthcare...

    38. May 12, 2010

      UAW calls for share of carmakers' success

      The incoming head of the United Auto Workers union warned the three Detroit carmakers yesterday that his members expect to...

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