About 46,000 autoworkers gradually went on strike starting in mid-September.
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Rank-and-file union members employed by the automakers have to ratify the new contracts before they become official.
UAW union members picket in front of a Stellantis distribution center on Sept. 25, 2023, in Carrollton, Texas.
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The companies are making more generous offers, and the union is commanding support from the general public and the president of the United States.
A driver backs a Volkswagen e-Golf into a parking spot in Peterborough, Ont. Volkswagen has announced plans to build an electric vehicle battery plant in St. Thomas, in southwestern Ontario.
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For the kind of money the federal and Ontario governments probably spent for a Volkswagen EV battery plant in southwestern Ontario, Canada might have been able to launch its own EV maker.
Workers don’t like the current two-tier system, which pays new employees less.
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Results already in from the first direct leadership election in the UAW’s 88-year history present a sharply divided leadership.
EV chargers in Corte Madera, Calif.
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If the EV transition focuses exclusively on drivers in privately owned cars, it won’t meet many Americans’ mobility needs, particularly in underserved communities.
Oeuf! Egg prices are rising faster than a souffle.
A drop in gas prices helped tame inflation in December 2022. But grocery prices and housing costs continued to rise.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks at the opening of Tesla’s ‘Gigafactory’ in Gruenheide near Berlin, Germany on March 22 2022.
Some believe Musk’s attentions have been divided since he bought Twitter in 2022.
Our interviews with ex-automotive workers reveal how economic change interrupts lives, casting people into new worlds of precarious work and long, indefinite journeys in search of security.
For decades, most gas sold in the U.S. contained a lead additive.
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Burning leaded gasoline releases toxic lead into the environment, and for 100 years people around the world have been dealing with the health effects. How did a century of toxic fuel come to be?
Ford calls its all-electric F-150 Lightning “the truck of the future.”
Ford’s electric F-150 pickup won’t roll off assembly lines until early 2022, but the company has received thousands of preorders already for a vehicle aimed at the mass market, not eco-buyers.
Volkswagen’s new integration of online and offline sales offers insight into the future of the showroom experience.
Hyunday’s five-factory complex at Ulsan, South Korea, which can make 1.4 million vehicles a year, fell silent on February 7 because of a lack of parts caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
As the human costs of the Covid-19 virus epidemic continue to rise, the virus is also taking its toll on global economy, with disrupted supply chains across a wide variety of industries.
Leaders of the three countries signed the USMCA in November 2018.
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President Trump and Democrats recently agreed on a deal to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. A trade scholar explains what’s new.
Manufacturing electric vehicles requires less labor and could disrupt the auto workforce.
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Democratic candidates are keen to burnish their climate credentials by calling for grand electric vehicle plans. But there are both economic and political reasons for going slowly.
Elon Musk is making a big bet with his new Gigafactory near Berlin.
One of the questions I’m asked most frequently is: how can you make sense of Tesla’s wild strategies?
GM autoworkers went on strike on Sept. 15.
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The odds are stacked against the striking workers at General Motors. A sociologist who’s studied the decline of the US auto industry explains why.
No industry should be considered too big to fail, including the auto industry.
Ensuring no industry becomes too big to fail can be achieved by changing the way companies are run. The aim is to develop a sustainable model for corporations.
Trump celebrates a tentative deal to replace NAFTA with advisors and Mexican counterparts.
The US and Mexico announced a bilateral trade deal that pointedly excludes Canada. A economic law expert explains what it means.
Listen up, guys.
Going private would help Tesla reestablish its luxury status.
A biker rides his Harley-Davidson during a parade in Germany.
The motorcycle maker angered Trump after it said it plans to move some production overseas to avoid EU tariffs – just a few months after the president praised the company for being a ‘true American icon.’