September 6, 2001 |
Volkswagen and Mexican union leaders Wednesday reached a wage deal to end a 19-day strike that halted production at the only factory making the German auto maker's popular New Beetle. After a marathon negotiating session, the two sides struck a pre-dawn accord that gave the 12,322 union workers at Volkswagen's Mexico plant a 10.2% wage increase. It also included an increase in food coupon benefits equivalent to 3.
August 25, 2001 |
The United Auto Workers went on strike early Friday at Mitsubishi Motors Corp.'s plant in Normal, Ill., the first work stoppage by the union against an auto maker in nearly four years. Negotiations between the Japanese company and the UAW resumed Friday morning after the union told its 2,700 members to walk out at 1:30 a.m. Neither the auto maker nor the union would specify what the sticking points were in contract negotiations that began June 20.
July 11, 2001 |
In the wake of half a dozen lawsuits, Ford Motor Co. on Tuesday said it was backing down from a controversial employee ranking system that required supervisors to give 5% of their staff unsatisfactory grades that could lead to pay cuts and dismissal. Chief Executive Jacques Nasser sent an e-mail to all employees saying the system would be replaced by a more flexible evaluation system that does not require doling out the lowest grade and reducing pay.
September 1, 2000 |
Workers at Volkswagen of Mexico won a pay raise substantially higher than the rate of inflation, in a settlement that's likely to encourage other Mexican unions fighting to recover the buying power workers have lost over more than a decade of austerity policies. The workers won a 21% overall increase, consisting of a 13% wage hike, a 5% increase in productivity incentives, 2% in loans and 1% in aid for school supplies for workers' children, a union spokesman said.
August 23, 2000 |
Volkswagen filed a petition in Mexico seeking a ruling that would declare a 5-day-old strike illegal, a move that forced the two sides to break off negotiations. Volkswagen management said in a petition filed Monday that the workers' union didn't hand in the proper documentation to justify a strike and that workers abandoned their posts before the strike was scheduled to start.
August 19, 2000 |
Workers at Volkswagen's plant in Puebla, Mexico, walked out in a wage dispute, halting production at the world's only factory producing the popular New Beetle. Salary talks with unions representing 12,600 workers collapsed after 10 days of negotiations. Although the two sides resumed talks later in the day, the walkout continued, a spokesman for the German car maker said.