NASHVILLE, Tenn.— The United Auto Workers alleges that Volkswagen has failed to consult with a newly elected maintenance workers union on a range of issues from vending machine prices to out-of-pocket prescription drug costs despite a union victory at the plant in December. "If Volkswagen maintains this position, more and more charges will accumulate and the...» Read More
Oil workers in Brazil started a 5-day strike on Monday but state-run energy company Petrobras said it had already reversed most of the production losses on its platforms.
Today at 2 pm pacific the Screen Actors Guild and the AMPTP (the producers association) are meeting to discuss the "Last Best Offer" the AMPTP made hours before SAG's contract expired at 12:01 Tuesday morning.
Hollywood is looking at another intense third act; the tough guys are pulling out the big guns. The Screen Actors Guild is the last of the entertainment industry's guilds to renegotiate its contract, and let's just say, it's not looking like a fairytale ending.
Hours before their contract with film and TV performers was due to expire, Hollywood studios on Monday capped weeks of stalemated labor talks by presenting the Screen Actors Guild a "final offer."
On the heels of the writers' guild strike that cost the Los Angeles economy billions, the last thing Hollywood needs is another strike, especially an actors strike that could really cripple an industry already going through too much turmoil.
Australia's Qantas Airways said on Friday it will hold talks with striking aircraft engineers on Monday to try to resolve a wage dispute which has disrupted flights around Australia.
What was shaping up to be a tough summer for GM has rapidly worsened and become a major gut-check for GM, its investors, and fans of the American automaker. Which brings up the most frequently asked question I get from readers and viewers: can GM successfully shift gears from trucks to cars?
Australian flag carrier Qantas Airways faces rolling strikes by its engineers from next Monday as a pay dispute worsens, posing more headaches for an airline struggling with high fuel prices.
South Korean construction workers went on strike on Monday to press for cheaper fuel and higher pay, joining thousands of truckers who walked off the job last week, crippling the export-dependent country's ports.
With the Dow plunging and concerns about employment numbers looming, it makes the potential of another strike--this one from the Screen Actors Guild--scarier.
But even if the two sides come to a resolution and there is no strike, Hollywood will still suffer a defacto work stoppage. The studios have been working hard to prepare for a strike, rushing to finish shooting films and TV shows ahead of time, making sure they don't have to shoot anything big in July.
It's a major achievement Chrysler should rightfully be proud of. But it also highlights the next challenge for them, as well as GM and Ford: closing the "perception gap." First, here's the good news for the Big 3 on assembly plant efficiency.
General Motors said about 19,000 U.S. factory workers—just more than a quarter of its American blue-collar work force—had taken buyouts to leave the automaker.
United Auto Workers officials Sunday urged American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings workers to ratify a contract that would cut wages by almost 40 percent, shutter three plants and end a three-month-old strike with a subsidy of $218 million from General Motors.
I'll admit it: along with everyone else in Hollywood I have serious strike fatigue. And I'm really hoping--or the sake of my favorite TV shows as well as for the Los Angeles economy--that we do NOT have an actors strike.
The e-mail jumped off the screen at me. It came in earlier this week when I asked you why we have not seen a "game changing" car, truck, or SUV in a while. Ray wrote of his interest in Chevy's electric/gas hybrid Volt currently in development.
Delta Air Lines is looking to cut 2,000 jobs, or more than 3 percent of its work force, as the No. 3 U.S. airline struggles with high fuel costs. And UAL, the parent of United Airlines, said it will tackle fuel costs by making cuts to its fleet of aircraft.
Delta Air Lines prepared to announce an overhaul of its operations Tuesday as a possible combination took a precarious turn after its pilots union declared that talks with its Northwest Airlines counterpart ended without a seniority deal.
Here's something that should make you realize what crazy times we are living in: 9-year auto loans are popping up around the country. That's right, it wasn't a typo. Nine years! 108 months! Almost a third of the time used to pay off a conventional mortgage!
General Motors said Tuesday it will close a seventh facility next week as the impact from a strike against American Axle & Manufacturing continues to widen for the No. 1 U.S. automaker.