GM: "Q3 2008 Global Sales: Sales and Production Release," Oct. 29, 2008; "Q2 2008 Global Sales: Sales and Production Release," July 23, 2008; "Q1 2008 Global Sales: Sales and Production Release," Apr. 23, 2008, www.gm.com
Ford: none found
Chrysler: "Special Report: 2008 Chrysler LLC U.S. Sales Archive," media.chrysler.com, Nov. 3, 2008
Toyota: 2008 Annual Report, "Financial Highlights," http://www.toyota.co.jp/en (accessed Nov. 24, 2008); Please note that Toyota operates on a fiscal year (FY) that runs Apr. 1 to Mar. 31.
Big 3 Total: "The Impact on the US Economy of a Major Contraction of the Detroit Three Automakers," Center for Automotive Research, Nov. 4, 2008. Ford CEO Allan Mulally offered an alternative estimate in his Nov. 18, 2008 testimony before Congress, stating that the Big Three indirectly support more than 4.5 million US workers.
Toyota: Total number of consolidated employees, "Company Profile: Overview," www.toyota.co.jp (accessed Dec. 11, 2008)
Honda: Total number of consolidated employees, "Company Overview," world.honda.com (accessed Dec. 11, 2008)
Revenue per Employee:
GM, Ford, Toyota, and Honda obtained from company profiles on an investment information website, Advanced Financial Network (ADVFN), www.advfn.com (accessed Nov. 25, 2008)
Chrysler: "Ford Motor Company--Company Profile," datamonitor.com, Nov. 3, 2008
Average Hourly Compensation 2006 (US Wage and Benefits):
Average wage per hour of the automakers compares with the $19.12 national average wage per hour; "Employer Costs for Employee Compensation, September 2006," US Bureau of Labor and Statistics website, Dec. 14, 2006
GM: "Other Benefits," Media Handbook, www.media.gm.com/manufacturing/handbook (accessed Jan. 6, 2009)
Ford: "Hourly Labor Cost," 2007 UAW-Ford National Negotiations Media Fact Book, available at media.ford.com/pdf/07_UAW_Negotiations.pdf
Chrysler: 2007 Media Briefing Book, chryslerlabortalks07.com/Media_Briefing_Book.pdf
"Toyota Sees No U.S. Wage Cuts Ahead," USA Today, June 22, 2007
Click here for a chart and statements detailing auto employee wages and benefits in 2006
"Unions Get No Traction at Japanese U.S. Carmakers," Japan Times, Mar. 31, 2007; an article titled "In Kentucky, Toyota Faces Union Rumblings," published May 26, 2007 in the Washington Post stated that the United Auto Workers (UAW) has never succeeded in organizing a foreign auto assembly plant in the US.
ProCon.org estimated UAW's annual dues by multiplying the average hourly wage of each auto company employee by two (two hours pay per month), then multiplying that number by 12 (12 months)
"Dues," United Auto Workers (UAW) website, www.uaw.org/about/works/dues.html (accessed Jan. 12, 2009)
Unions Get No Traction at Japanese U.S. Carmakers,"Japan Times, Mar. 31, 2007
"Give Your Union a Dues Checkup," LaborNotes.org (accessed Jan. 12, 2009)
Click here for a chart and statements detailing annual union dues.
Legacy Employees: A Legacy employee is considered to be a former employee for whom a company is still paying medical or pension benefits. Although we were unable to find substantive data of the number and cost of legacy employees, we do have a selection of statements to help provide context about legacy employees at the Big Three and Honda and Toyota.
Legacy Costs: Although we were unable to find substantive data of the number and cost of legacy employees, we do have a selection of statements to help provide context about legacy employees at the Big Three and Honda and Toyota.
GM: "General Motors Company--Company Profile," datamonitor.com, June 12, 2008
Ford: "Ford Motor Company--Company Profile," datamonitor.com, Nov. 3, 2008
Chrysler: "Robert Nardelli Named CEO of Chrysler," CNNMoney.com, Aug. 6, 2007 (salary of Robert Nardelli reported to be $1 while full compensation is reported to be based on the company's performance but is not required to be disclosed)
Toyota: Toyota CEO compensation in 2006 estimated to be $903,000. "Union Questions Auto Execs' Pay Packages," USA Today, Oct. 10, 2007
Honda: Japanese companies are not required to disclose individual executive pay, but the top 26 top executives were paid a combined ¥940 million, or US$8.27 million, in 2006. "Shakers: Marks & Spencer Rewards Executives," International Herald Tribune, June 9, 2006
GM: "Map of GM Plants" www.gmdynamic.com (accessed Dec. 3, 2008); there are 75 US facilities per the map of plants, but the GM website lists 21 US plants in its Nov. 2008 "Production Results by Plant," available at www.gm.com under "Investor Information > Sales and Production" (accessed Dec. 3, 2008)
Chrysler filings (Please note that limited information is available for Chrysler because it is the only privately-owned auto company discussed on this site. Private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management acquired 80.1% of Chrysler in Aug. 2007, and German automaker Daimler AG retained a 19.9% stake. As a private company, Cerberus is not required to make public information related to company sales, executive compensation, and more. Links to Daimler's reports are provided because they contain some information about Chrysler.)