According to Bloomberg
unions for Honda
, Japan’s third and second largest automakers respectively (Toyota
country’s largest automaker) have asked management for increases in their pay, both base salary and bonuses.
Though management has expressed concern in staying financially competitive with automakers from South Korea and China,
Honda met the union’s request last year (a first since 1991) while Nissan has complied for the past five years.
It is expected both companies will capitulate to these new requests due to the companies’ increasing market share
in the U.S., the world’s largest market.
Workers at Mazda
Motor Corp. are also requesting an increase
in base pay, a first in four years. See here
for news on the Asian automakers'
bonuses at the North American facilities.