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Joseph Szczesny

Joe covers labor and other industry issues for WardsAuto.

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Faurecia to Supply Storage Containers for French FCEV Project

The goal of the public-private zero-emissions-vehicles initiative is to “decarbonize” economic activities in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and demonstrate the capability of the French hydrogen sector.


Faurecia-Michelin JV to Develop Hydrogen-Fueled Big Truck

The Symbio H2 Central Valley Express project, supported is designed to demonstrate that a hydrogen fuel-cell truck can match the performance of a truck with a 15.0L diesel engine while delivering a zero-emission solution for regional-haul trucking operations.

Electrified Vehicles Propulsion

Inficon Technology Seeks Leaks in Li-ion Battery Cells

Billions of lithium-ion battery cells are produced annually for use in EVs, as well as for medical devices and consumer electronics products. Depending on cell type, 5% or more of those cells may have undetected leaks.


UAW Sides With Trump in Calling for NAFTA Reforms

The UAW is maintaining its hardline position that NAFTA needs a complete overhaul, even though any political credit among blue-collar voters for doing so is likely to go to President Donald Trump, whose administration is decidedly anti-union on other key issues.


BorgWarner Broadens Powertrain-Component Portfolio

Over the past few years BorgWarner, which reported sales of $9.8 billion in 2017, has formed combined teams from multiple centers of expertise to offer OEMs a full array of products for internal combustion engines, hybrids and electric vehicles.

Autonomy Electrified Vehicles

Lawsuits Against UAW Spin Off From Corruption Case

A federal lawsuit filed by three UAW members claims the union’s FCA contract was skewed in the automaker’s favor by the corruption of two top negotiators and alleges millions of dollars in dues collected from union members were “wasted on tainted bargaining.”

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