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  1. 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...

  2. 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,...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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,...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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,...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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....

  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. July 1, 2010

    US health insurance trusts

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

  37. 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...

  38. May 11, 2010

    UAW calls for share of carmakers’ success

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

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