Auto Workers Issues
By Dietmar Henning, December 19, 2012
The closure of the GM Opel plant in Bochum is the first such auto plant closure in Germany since 1949.
By Arun Kumar, December 15, 2012
The convention and march underscores growing militancy among auto workers in India who want to fight the slave labour conditions they are subjected to.
By a WSWS reporting team, December 15, 2012
Reporting teams interviewed workers at two auto plants on the significance of the reactionary legislation passing in Michigan.
By Dietmar Henning, December 12, 2012
GM-Opel has announced the closure of the plant in Bochum, Germany, by 2016.
By Jerry White, December 5, 2012
The United Auto Workers union in the United States has issued a letter of protest against the firing and arrests of workers at a Maruti Suzuki India plant.
“The eight-hour day is a thing of the past”
By Jerry White, November 30, 2012
In an effort to pump ever-greater productivity and profits out of auto workers, Chrysler is implementing a so-called Alternative Work Schedule (AWS) at its stamping, assembly and parts plants throughout the country.
By Arun Kumar, November 14, 2012
Victimized workers from Maruti-Suzuki’s Manesar car assembly plant staged a series of protests last week to demand their reinstatement and to fight for the release of 149 workers who have been beaten and tortured while in police custody.
By our reporters, November 13, 2012
The closure will throw 4,600 workers at the factory and more than 5,000 employees in related industries out of work.
By Arun Kumar, November 13, 2012
In an interview with the World Socialist Web Site, one of the lawyers who represents the 149 jailed Maruti Suzuki India workers described how many of them have been brutally tortured by police.
By Dietmar Henning, November 5, 2012
Works councils and the IG Metall trade union have deceived car workers about the closure of Opel’s Bochum plant.
By a WSWS reporting team, November 3, 2012
SEP presidential candidate Jerry White and a team of supporters spoke to Chrysler workers at a campaign rally Friday afternoon.
By Alex Lantier, October 30, 2012
As European automakers and trade unions prepare job and wage cuts, the NPA is advancing justifications for their reactionary policies.