Tag: labor

Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

US Union Membership Rate Steady at Record Low, While Manufacturing Edges Up

January 22, 2018

Via: Industry Week

The share of American workers belonging to labor unions held steady in 2017, matching the historic low of 10.7% set in the prior year, according to a Labor Department report Friday. The membership rate for wage and salary employees is […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas

GE’s 12,000 Job Cuts Highlight Uneasy Shift to Renewable Energy

December 8, 2017

Via: Industry Week

After spending years building up its gas-power business, General Electric Co. is trying to figure out how to keep pace in a world that’s no longer all that interested in fossil fuels. The plan to cut 12,000 jobs — almost […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Tesla hikes pay to quell unrest at key German supplier

April 27, 2017

Via: Automotive News

Luxury electric carmaker Tesla offered pay rises and job guarantees to defuse labor tensions at a key German supplier, whose founder and CEO left the company late last month, German labor officials said. Klaus Grohmann, former head of Grohmann Engineering, […]

Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

What Manufacturer Workers Want, Part 4

May 26, 2016

Via: Industry Week

OK, let’s review what was covered so far in our series of articles on the ResourceMFG Manufacturing Employee Opinion Survey. Ready? Pay is most important to manufacturing workers Then Job Security Then Benefits Next to layoffs, hourly workers are most […]

Process, Quality Control

Tesla probes how subcontractor’s worker was hurt in California plant

May 17, 2016

Via: Automotive News

Tesla Motors Inc. said it is investigating how a worker from Slovenia was critically injured in a fall while on the job last year at the company’s plant in Fremont, Calif. The Mercury Newsnewspaper in San Jose, Calif., published an […]


VW to go to U.S. court to keep 160 Tenn. plant workers from UAW

April 26, 2016

Via: Automotive News

Volkswagen AG today said it would go to a U.S. federal appeals court in an effort to keep the UAW from representing a portion of the company’s plant workers in Chattanooga, Tenn. The UAW in turn filed an unfair labor […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

GM switches Michigan plant investment to Kansas

April 12, 2016

Via: Automotive News

A $245 million investment slated for a Detroit-area General Motors plant will go to a Kansas facility instead, leaving one of GM’s primary small-vehicle factories with a light workload. GM said in June that it would upgrade its Orion Assembly […]