Labor


  • The Stellantis sign outside the company’s North American office in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
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    DOE allocates $1.7B for auto factory conversions

    Eleven shuttered or at-risk facilities in eight states will be converted to support electric vehicle manufacturing.

    By July 12, 2024
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    Attrition rates stabilize, but half of companies report at least 15% turnover

    While retention continues to improve, employee experience and productivity may still need help.

    By Carolyn Crist • July 10, 2024
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    UAW members ratify new contract at BMW distribution center

    The deal includes wage increases of up to 33% at the Pennsylvania facility. 

    By July 9, 2024
  • Two Employees at the Warren Assembly Plant install the wire harness in the all-new Wagoneer on the assembly line.
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    Stellantis temporarily cuts production at 2 plants amid sales woes

    The automaker is temporarily laying off 1,600 workers in Michigan as vehicle inventories grow.

    By July 3, 2024
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    OSHA proposes rule to protect workers from extreme heat

    The standard would require employers to provide water and rest breaks when high heat creates a hazardous work environment.

    By Zachary Phillips • July 2, 2024
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    Photo by Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels

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    Have employers ‘hit a wall’ on reducing worker burnout?

    Employees continue to cite workloads and a lack of flexibility as the driving factors behind burnout, Eagle Hill Consulting’s CEO said.

    By Laurel Kalser • June 26, 2024
  • White building with Lucid in big gray letters and dark windows next to it on a sunny day in the desert. Three green cacti are planted in front of the building.
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    NLRB files for injunction against Lucid

    The agency claims the EV maker unlawfully discharged two employees during a UAW campaign.

    By June 25, 2024
  • Autoworkers assemble a battery pack for an electric vehicle at the Volkswagen Group's assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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    7 stats that show how inflation, AI are reshaping employee expectations

    2024’s talent trends will likely drive “seismic change” in the world of work, ADP research says.

    By Kate Tornone • June 24, 2024
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    Toyota plans new drivetrain parts facility in Texas

    The automaker is investing $531 million to add a 500,000-square-foot plant to its San Antonio campus.

    By June 21, 2024
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    Ultium Cells workers ratify UAW contract

    The General Motors supplier will pay workers $35 an hour by October 2027 under the ratified deal.

    By June 21, 2024
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    Worker location factors into pay decisions at roughly half of employers, Payscale report shows

    Among the strategies, nearly a quarter of survey respondents told Payscale they use geographic differentials or pay zones to manage pay by location.

    By Laurel Kalser • June 17, 2024
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    LGBTQ+ workers face a substantial pay gap, Glassdoor says

    Unadjusted, the gap is similar to the pay gap between men and women, though LGBTQ+ workers are disproportionately represented in some industries. 

    By Kathryn Moody • June 13, 2024
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    Toyota adds production lines with $282M Alabama expansion

    The Huntsville manufacturing facility will add 350 jobs as a part of the investment.

    By June 13, 2024
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    Border agents reach tentative deal with Canadian government

    The union had threatened to strike on Friday if negotiations continued to stall.

    By Larry Avila • June 11, 2024
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    Canadian border agents set Friday strike deadline

    The union has renewed its threats to take job action if no deal is reached this week.

    By Larry Avila • June 10, 2024
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    UAW reaches tentative agreement with Ultium Cells’ Ohio facility

    The deal includes increased wages for Lordstown workers, which most will see immediately upon ratification.

    By June 10, 2024
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    Canada border agent strike averted, for now

    The union representing border agents called off job action until further notice as mediated talks will continue until Wednesday.

    By Larry Avila • June 7, 2024
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    Canada border disruption? What shippers should know about a possible strike

    If a strike happens, shippers can expect lengthy delays moving freight on trucks between the U.S. and Canada.

    By Larry Avila • Updated June 7, 2024
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    Fixing engagement? Consider employee workload, report says

    Achieving optimal workload, however, isn’t just about eliminating work, said a McLean & Co. leader.

    By Carolyn Crist • June 6, 2024
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    DOL lawsuit targets Hyundai profits, alleges supplier employed 13-year-old

    In a statement, the automaker said the agency used “an unprecedented legal theory” to hold it accountable for the actions of its suppliers.

    By Ryan Golden • Updated June 3, 2024
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    US trade authorities find labor rights denial at Volkswagen plant in Mexico

    Officials found evidence that workers’ freedom of association and collective bargaining rights were denied following a recent union election.

    By Updated May 30, 2024
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    How manufacturers are reskilling factory workers for AI adoption

    Companies are leveraging the metaverse and augmented reality to train workers to use artificial intelligence for assembly and maintenance tasks.

    By Sakshi Udavant • May 30, 2024
  • A group of people swim and play at a beach as a lifeguard watches in Wildwood, New Jersey, during Memorial Day weekend in 2023.
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    US workers say they’re satisfied with their PTO but still don’t exhaust it

    Heavy workload is one of the most common reasons behind unused time off in recent research.

    By Ryan Golden • May 29, 2024
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    UAW challenges outcome of Mercedes-Benz vote

    The union claims the automaker interfered with the election by discriminating against Alabama plant workers who supported unionization.

    By May 29, 2024
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    Employers should include workers in AI plans, DOL says

    The agency outlined a list of eight “AI Principles for Developers and Employers,” following up on a 2023 directive from the White House.

    By Ryan Golden • May 23, 2024