UAW increases strike pay ahead of bargaining

United Automobile Workers (UAW)

The United Auto Workers is boosting strike pay to $250 weekly from $200 ahead of the union’s collective-bargaining effort with the Detroit automakers later this year. The $50 rise, declared by UAW President Gary Jones Monday at the union’s bargaining convention at Cobo Center, is effective from March this year. Beginning in January, strike pay […]

Ford’s China JV ends some contracts with job agencies as sales declines

Ford logo in their auto plant

Ford Motor’s joint venture with China Changan Automobile Group has taken decision not to renew its contract with some agencies providing it with workers, as automakers are having hard time to cope with declining sales in China. The New York Times reported previously that the Ford-Changan joint venture has “quietly begun” removing thousands of its […]

Volkswagen praises Ford’s autonomous technology

Volkswagen and Ford

Volkswagen on Wednesday praised its cooperation with Ford Motor and took efforts to highlight its competitor’s autonomous vehicles technology, as both automakers look for deepening their partnership to include self-driving vehicles. Volkswagen and Ford have agreed to develop a range of commercial vehicles and explored contributing on electric cars. Volkswagen has however so far resisted […]