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Restructuring Storm Building as Ford Announces Senior Retirements in Treasury, Product Development, Manufacturing

A couple of the exits are noteworthy for signaling that major disruptive actions are about to occur. For example – was Kent responsible for the addled brained idea that Ford would cut its dividend that Ford Family members depend on? Nevertheless, the pressure remains for Ford to cut costs and start once again, yet again on a restructuring plan. to increase shareholder value. Continue reading

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BMW Group Threatens Trump on US Jobs

Buried at the bottom of the release was the following threat clearly aimed in AutoInformed’s view at President “tariff” Trump and his owning trade bluster and politically motivated policies that are threatening US jobs. Continue reading

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FCA and Trade Unions Meet in Turin on Employment

The fate of other FCA plants is murkier given the FCA stated goal of “strong synergies achieved through common application of electrified powertrains and platform sharing” as presented 2018-2022 Business Plan at FCA’s Capital Markets Day last June in Balocco. They are currently operating under capacity without full employment. Continue reading

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IndustriALL – Shell workers in Nigeria are just working to die

Contract workers outnumber permanent workers 2:1 at Shell and do the most dangerous jobs. Workers also said that if they asked for better wages or wanted to join a union, they would be threatened with dismissal. Continue reading

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GM Canada to Train, Help Find Jobs for Fired Workers

GM Canada will also join with Durham Region educators and governments to train and transition Oshawa Assembly employees to new careers in Durham Region. “These efforts will help address the significant open requirements for talented workers from other regional employers,” GM said. Continue reading

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Unifor Blasts GM Canada Closings

AutoInformed notes that since its announcement this week, GM now says that the “unallocated” plants in the U.S. will not be closed but rather “idled,” subject to negotiations with the UAW next fall. Unifor says that is a first step in Canada as well. Continue reading

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General Motors Kisses Trump’s Butt

This was after its actions yesterday revealed the weakness if not downright falsity of President Trump’s claim to be creating jobs… “We appreciate the actions this administration has taken on behalf of industry to improve the overall competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing.” Continue reading

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General Motors Revises 2015 Strategy to Slash Costs and Streamline Engineering as Market and Competition Toughen

General Motors (NYSE: GM) said this morning that it will accelerate its business plan, building on the strategy it laid out in 2015 that has resulted in lack-luster returns for shareholders. GM is acknowledging what most automakers hold private: the marketplace is moving faster than automakers. Continue reading

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Auto Workers Strike at Hyundai Motors, Kia Motor and GM

Auto workers at Hyundai Motors, Kia Motor, General Motors (GM), shipyard workers at Hyundai Heavy Industries, Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine, and auto parts workers at Hyundai Mobis and other major components workers went on strike for four hours or more. Continue reading

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Amazon Free Shipping has High Negative Costs

Ads say that candidates must have the “ability to lift, bend, reach above the head, kneel, crouch, and/or stretch during shifts up to 12 hours long.” Continue reading

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Alcoa Escalates Global Attack on Workers

The Alcoa European Works Council (EWC) criticized Alcoa for failing to comply with European information and consultation regulations by not consulting with the EWC in advance and not providing the EWC adequate information. The Netherlands-based EWC has filed a court claim in the Netherlands in order to block the closure and layoff. Continue reading

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IndustriALL Renews Global Agreement with German Multinational Parts Supplier Rheinmetall

The new agreement was signed between Rheinmetall and IndustriALL at the company’s headquarters in Dusseldorf on 12 October 2018. The agreement is said to build on worker and trade union protections across the company’s global supply chain. The agreement comes as European automakers and suppliers are threatened by Brexit chaos and President Trumps’ desire to punitively tax imported European vehicles at the US border. Continue reading

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NAFTA Lite – US-Mexico-Canada Agreement Hurts US Workers

Roughly 30% of the 2.33 million vehicles imported to the U.S. from Mexico in 2017 don’t meet the current 62.5% content requirement. Continue reading

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Workers Fired by Goodyear Mexico Continue Fighting

The global union IndustriALL is helping fight Goodyear’s callous actions that are reminiscent of Corporate America’s tactics a century ago. The new Trump mini Trade Agreement – NAFTA Light – apparently does not protect union workers, a shop-worn Republican move. Mexico’s freshly elected federal authorities have stated that they will ensure that workers can freely elect their representatives, which will result in employer protection contracts being phased out. Continue reading

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Amazon Raises Minimum Wage to $15 for All U.S. Employees

More than 250,000 Amazon employees, as well as more than 100,000 seasonal holiday employees, and their families will benefit from the new, higher pay. Amazon’s public policy team will also begin advocating for an increase in the federal minimum wage so that it remains competitive at the bottom of the labor market. Continue reading

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