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.
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.
Ford employees assemble ventilators.
AP Photo/Carlos Osorio
Ford is assembling ventilators, LVMH is making hand sanitizer, and Chanel is making masks. Here’s why these and dozens of other companies are doing it.
Free office food isn’t there just to fill your belly.
From Ford to Facebook, companies have long used benefits to mold employee behavior – even incentivizing the ‘right’ kind of lifestyle.
The Ontario government tabled legislation Dec.6 which would increase the number of young children who can be cared for at once by home child care providers. The proposed legislation is as part of larger reform measures introduced under the Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act that the province says will cut red tape for businesses.
Low-income, less-educated parents with non-standard work schedules rely most on home child-care providers whose rules would be relaxed under proposed legislation.
Former EPA chief Scott Pruitt, second from left, conferring with auto industry leaders.
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
The environmental responsibility some businesses say they embrace is only a veneer.
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.’
Ford has doubled down on its best-selling pickup trucks.
AP Photo/Paul Sancya
For 30 years, it’s been the best-selling vehicle in the US.
Uber, Tesla and Waymo (Google) are leapfrogging traditional car makers like Ford, VW and General Motors when it comes to self-driving cars.
Larry Fink, right, shared a stage with several of the CEOs he urged to spend more time doing good.
Stuart Ramson/AP Images for The Women's Forum of New York
Companies are flush with cash and profits and soon will have even more once the tax cut takes effect. So they can afford to be good again.
Ford and Dominos have teamed up to deliver pizza by driverless cars in a public test in Michigan.
Domino’s Pizza and Ford have teamed up to offer pizza delivery via driverless cars in Michigan. Is it the way of the future?
The Ford Kuga brand has been blemished in South Africa by its propensity to burst into flames which has caused a recall of over 4000 cars.
Some considerable damage has been done to the Ford brand as a result of the Kuga fires but Ford South Africa can still make amends.
The behavior of Ford South Africa around the fires that have engulfed its 1.6-litre EcoBoost Kugas model is a classic case of how not to handle a corporate crisis.
Ford South Africa has made some elementary mistakes in handling the crisis caused by fire hazards in its Kuga Ecoboost 1.6 litre model.
Ford Motor Company’s attempts (and failure) to monitor its employees offers some lessons in why we should question the use of wearable tech by companies today.
Australia’s car industry got left behind on emissions standards.
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Australia’s lax attitudes to vehicle emissions has been overlooked in Ford’s exit.
Southern states have attracted foreign investments with incentives to keep their car industry going.
Australia can learn from the US where state governments have attracted foreign investment in manufacturing that contributes to local economies.
Some auto manufacturing workers, like those from Ford’s plant in Geelong, want to find work in manufacturing after the closure of the industry, a survey has found.
Auto manufacturing workers will face significant problems in finding new jobs after the closure of the Ford and Holden plants, a new survey has found.
The closure of the Ford casting plant in Geelong signifies a loss of manufacturing loss and possibly a bigger loss to society.
The closure of the car manufacturing plants in Australia is a sad loss of knowledge and jobs that will be difficult to replace.
The pressure is often too much.
Rising suicides form part of the profound transformations in the workplace that have taken place over the past 30 years.