General Motors expands production at Detroit factory until early 2020

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General Motors stated on Friday it had expanded the production at its Detroit Hamtramck plant until January 2020, in opposition to an earlier plan to discontinue production in June this year. The No.1 U.S. automaker is renovating its operations, which include plant closures and thousands of job cuts, as it seeks to increase profitability in […]

GM boss will not appear before Canada legislators on plant shut down

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General Motors CEO Mary Barra will not come before Canadian legislators to discuss concerns about the automaker’s future in the country, but lower-ranking executives will appear, a lawmaker stated on Thursday. GM stated in November it would shut down its Oshawa, Ontario, assembly plant by year-end, part of a global restructuring affecting four other plants […]

Canadian auto union faces Catch-22 in General Motors battle

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Jerry Dias, the leader of Canada’s auto union, is severe in his rhetorical attacks on General Motors’s decision to shut down its Oshawa, Ontario, assembly plant and lay off thousands of union employees by year-end. But when it concerns action, Unifor’s president has been far more circumspect. Dias promised “drastic measures” to compel GM to […]

Amazon and General Motors in talks to invest in Rivian

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Amazon.com and General Motors are discussing possibilities to invest in Rivian Automotive LLC in a deal that will cost the U.S. electric pickup truck manufacturer at between $1 billion and $2 billion, people knowledgeable with the matter informed Reuters on Tuesday. The deal would give Amazon and General Motors minority stakes in Rivian, the sources […]

GM’s high-margin pickup trucks and small SUVs generate profits

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General Motors on Wednesday reported a quarterly profit that surpassed Wall Street expectations, due to high-margin pickup trucks and small SUVs in the U.S. as well as cost cutting. The whole GM’s profit came from North America, where those lucrative models assisted overcome a drop in the number of vehicles it sold. The company’s operations […]

General Motors meets lawmakers over racism allegations at Ohio plant

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Senior General Motors executives met with Ohio’s two senators and various other lawmakers on Capitol Hill after African American workers sued the automaker accusing it of permitting a racially hostile work environment. The lawsuits, which were first submitted in April, got large attention after CNN reported on them in last month. The suits stated many […]

GM stops operations at 11 Michigan plants after an urgent appeal

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General Motors stated late on Wednesday it will temporarily suspend procedures at 11 Michigan plants and its Warren Tech Center after an utility made an emergency appeal users to preserve natural gas during extreme wintertime cold. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV also stated it had terminated a shift on Thursday at both its Warren Truck and […]

General Motors: Mark Reuss to succeed Dan Ammann as president

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General Motors stated on Thursday that Mark Reuss would succeed Dan Ammann as president, effective immediately, as part of the automaker’s continued shift to electric and self-driving vehicles in North America and China. Reuss remains concentrated on rebuilding the Cadillac brand and streamlining automaker’s product development operations, while boosting the resources, mainly engineering hours, allocated […]

UAW sues General Motors over temporary workers

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The United Auto Workers stated on Thursday it was taking legal action against General Motors over labor contract violations emerging from its alleged use of temporary workers at an Indiana assembly plant, escalating the union’s fight against automaker’s plans to possibly shut down U.S. factories. The lawsuit, submitted on Wednesday in U.S. District Court in […]