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    Report: Employers don’t practice what they preach on skills-based hiring

    Fewer than 1 in 700 new hires benefited from businesses dropping degree requirements, the Burning Glass Institute and Harvard Business School estimated.

    By Carolyn Crist • March 12, 2024
  • Two workers inspect an engine component at Toyota's engine plant in Missouri.
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    Courtesy of Toyota Motor North America
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    Autoworkers are trying to unionize a Toyota plant in Missouri, UAW says

    The Troy facility is the first Toyota plant to publicly announce its organizing efforts since the United Auto Workers launched its nationwide campaign, the labor union said.

    By March 11, 2024
  • An automotive technician performs work in the engine bay of a vehicle.
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    Courtesy of Ford Motor Co.
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    Ford, dealers offer $2M in automotive technician scholarships

    The auto industry is facing a shortage of techs, with over 400,000 needed by 2027, according to the automaker.

    By March 7, 2024
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    Courtesy of Skyryse
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    Tesla loses top interior designer to aviation startup Skyryse

    Peter Blades oversaw the design of the minimalist interiors in the Model 3 and Model Y.

    By March 6, 2024
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    Courtesy of Hyundai Motor Group.

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    Hyundai moves up Georgia EV factory timeline

    The new plant will now begin production in Q4 of this year, months earlier than expected.

    By Sara Samora • March 5, 2024
  • A Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric SUV test vehicle on the road in downtown Pittsburgh with building in the background.
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    Courtesy of Motional
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    AV startup Motional to cut non-technical staff by 5%

    It’s the latest autonomous vehicle company, including Cruise, to face financial challenges as the technology comes under increasing scrutiny.

    By March 1, 2024
  • A 2024 Fisker Ocean driving around a bend on a rural road.
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    Courtesy of Fisker Inc.
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    Fisker seeks deal with major automaker as survival is in question

    The automaker also plans to streamline operations and slash its staff by 15% after losing $464 million in Q4.

    By March 1, 2024
  • A portrait of Nikola President and CEO Steve Girsky.
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    Courtesy of Nikola
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    Nikola close to naming next CFO

    CEO Steve Girsky has been serving as interim finance chief following Anastasiya “Stasy” Pasterick’s departure.

    By David Taube • Feb. 28, 2024
  • 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLS model lineup parked in a city.
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    Courtesy of Mercedes-Benz AG
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    UAW wins majority support at Mercedes-Benz plant in Alabama

    The facility is the second nonunionized automotive plant in the U.S. to earn support for collective bargaining since last fall, the United Auto Workers said.

    By Feb. 27, 2024
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    Bill Pugliano/Stringer/Getty Images North America via Getty Images
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    Stellantis CEO made over 36M euros in 2023

    Carlos Tavares’ compensation soared 56% year over year, according to the automaker’s 2023 annual report.

    By Feb. 26, 2024
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    EnerSys plans South Carolina lithium-ion battery factory

    The plant is part of an agreement with France-based battery maker Verkor, which produces batteries for automaker Renault Group’s premium and Alpine electric models.

    By Joelle Anselmo • Feb. 26, 2024
  • An auto worker at the Volkswagen assembly plant in Tennessee inspects components of the ID4 electric SUV.
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    Courtesy of Volkswagen Group
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    UAW to spend $40M to organize non-union autoworkers and battery plants

    More than 10,000 non-union autoworkers have signed cards since the UAW launched a nationwide organizing drive in December.

    By Feb. 23, 2024
  • A Rivian R1T nears undergoes final assembly at the automaker's plant in Normal, Illinois.
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    Courtesy of Rivian Automotive
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    Rivian to lay off 10% of salaried workforce

    A company spokesperson said the hourly manufacturing workers at its plant in Normal, Illinois, would not be affected.

    By Feb. 21, 2024
  • 2024 Ford Expedition Timberline driving off-road.
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    Courtesy of Ford Motor Co.
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    UAW, Ford reach local deal, staving off strike at Kentucky Truck Plant

    Local 862 was prepared to strike on Friday if the tentative agreement was not reached.

    By Feb. 21, 2024
  • United Auto Workers President Shawn Fain speaking during a livestream event.
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    United Auto Workers. (2023). "UAW President Shawn Fain Livestream Update 10/6/23" [Video screenshot]. Retrieved from YouTube.
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    Nearly 9,000 UAW members could strike at Ford’s Kentucky Truck Plant

    The autoworkers want Ford to address health and safety issues, “as well as Ford’s continued attempts to erode the skilled trades” at the plant, the union said.

    By Feb. 16, 2024
  • Production line workers dressed in blue uniforms with yellow stripes on sleeves and wearing a white mask and blue hairnet, collecting baked biscuits from the conveyor belt .
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    GCShutter via Getty Images
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    Front-line workers are more likely to be anxious and depressed, survey finds

    Employers have a vested interest in educating these essential workers about their well-being options, meQuilibrium’s chief science officer said.

    By Laurel Kalser • Feb. 16, 2024
  • The headquarters of automotive supplier Continental.
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    Courtesy of Continental AG
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    Continental to ‘streamline’ R&D staff amid corporate overhaul

    The automotive supplier also plans to develop new technologies for software-defined vehicles.

    By Feb. 16, 2024
  • UAW union members strike holding signs with the city in the background.
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    Michigan is no longer a ‘right-to-work’ state

    The change allows unions to charge nonmembers a fee for representing them in contract negotiations and labor disputes.

    By Emilie Shumway • Feb. 15, 2024
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    Courtesy of Cruise LLC
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    GM’s Cruise unit names safety leader amid federal investigations

    Steve Kenner will help the company improve safety and reestablish trust with regulators, government officials and the public.

    By Feb. 14, 2024
  • Robots help build a Ford Ranger at the automaker's Michigan Assembly Plant.
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    Courtesy of Ford Motor Co.
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    Why the UAW deal may not result in more automation

    Robots are too expensive for vehicle manufacturers to replace autoworkers at scale, experts say, but they can make assembly plants more efficient.

    By Kalena Thomhave • Feb. 13, 2024
  • Volkswagen Group's assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tenneesee.
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    Courtesy of Volkswagen Group
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    Most Volkswagen autoworkers in Tennessee want to join union, UAW says

    With a majority of workers having signed union cards, the United Auto Workers lauded the moment as a positive sign for its industry unionization drive.

    By Feb. 7, 2024
  • An aerial view of the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama assembly plant.
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    Courtesy of Hyundai Motor America
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    UAW drive gains momentum at Hyundai plant in Alabama

    Autoworkers at the plant filed an unfair labor practice complaint against the company in December, alleging union-busting activities.

    By Feb. 5, 2024
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    Automotive industry outlook for 2024

    Executives are adjusting plans as they deal with economic headwinds, a web of federal mandates and the fallout of the United Auto Workers deal.

    By Jan. 30, 2024
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    Courtesy of Figure
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    BMW aims to deploy humanoid robots at its Spartanburg factory

    The automaker is testing how general-purpose robots could improve factory productivity as part of a multi-stage deployment deal.

    By Jan. 29, 2024
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    SK Battery America cited for safety, health hazard violations at Georgia plant

    The Labor Department found the battery maker exposed workers to hazardous conditions when working with nickel, cobalt and manganese.

    By Sara Samora • Jan. 25, 2024