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Current, past UAW presidents implicated in corruption probe: report

September 13, 2019

Via: Reuters

Just two days before the UAW’s contracts with Detroit automakers were due to expire, U.S. prosecutors on Thursday arrested and charged a senior union official with embezzlement, and listed several unnamed UAW officials who also were involved. UAW negotiators already […]


Regulations

GM strike risk rises as UAW contract deadline looms

September 11, 2019

Via: Automotive News

DETROIT — Union leaders from General Motors Co. factories across the country are flying into Detroit this weekend to make a potentially key decision impacting some 46,000 rank-and-file UAW members. GM and the UAW’s current four-year labor pact expires Saturday […]


Regulations

Apple, Foxconn say they overly relied on temporary workers in China

September 9, 2019

Via: Reuters

The response comes after China Labor Watch on Monday issued a lengthy report accusing the two companies of breaching numerous Chinese labor laws, including one barring temporary staff from exceeding 10% of the total workforce. U.S. tech firm Apple relies […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Regulations

China will exempt Tesla cars from purchase tax

August 30, 2019

Via: Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) – China will exempt Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) electric vehicles (EV) from purchase tax, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said on its website. China currently levies a 10% purchase tax on the sale of each vehicle. […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

Trump promises ‘giant package’ related to ethanol to please farmers

August 29, 2019

Via: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Thursday his administration is planning a “giant package” related to ethanol that would please U.S. farmers angry over the government’s expanded approval of waivers freeing oil refiners from obligations to use the […]


Regulations

Explainer: What are the obstacles to Bayer settling Roundup lawsuits?

August 22, 2019

Via: Reuters

More than 18,400 plaintiffs claim Roundup causes a type of cancer called non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Bayer to date has lost three U.S. jury trials in the Roundup litigation. The company is appealing the decisions, saying Roundup and its active ingredient glyphosate […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Regulations

India has not set deadline to launch electric vehicles: official

August 21, 2019

Via: Reuters

New Delhi (Reuters) – The Indian government has not set a deadline to launch electric vehicles or to ban manufacturing of petrol and diesel cars, a government official said on Wednesday. The Indian auto industry has been caught in the […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Regulations

Tesla sued by family of Florida man killed in Autopilot crash

August 2, 2019

Via: Automotive News

Tesla Inc. was sued for the second time in three months by the family of a car owner who was killed in a crash while using the driver-assistance system Autopilot. Jeremy Banner, 50, died when the Model 3 sedan he […]


Regulations

Automakers, Colorado reach deal on zero-emission vehicle mandate

July 30, 2019

Via: Automotive News

WASHINGTON — Colorado and major automakers said on Monday they have reached a deal on the state’s plan to adopt California’s zero-emission vehicle requirements after earlier talks had ended without a deal. The state, which plans to join the California […]


Regulations

U.S. lawmakers grill e-cigarette maker Juul over efforts targeted at schoolchildren

July 26, 2019

Via: Reuters

Democrats on a subcommittee of the House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform released a cache of internal Juul emails and other documents that committee staff described as early attempts to “enter schools and convey its messaging directly to […]