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 […]

GM to respond by January 7 to Canada union efforts to save plant

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General Motors will reply by January 7 to a Canadian union’s proposals for keeping an Ontario auto assembly plant open, the head of Canada’s largest private sector union stated on Thursday. Unifor head Jerry Dias informed reporters following meeting with GM executives in Detroit that the automaker did not “unilaterally slam the door” on efforts […]

GM CEO Mary Barra faces harsh criticism over Mexico investments

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General Motors CEO Mary Barra came under criticism from members of Congress from Michigan for building a new vehicle in Mexico yet ending production at five North American assembly plants and removing almost 15,000 jobs. On the second day of meetings on Capitol Hill, Barra dealt with a tough session with normally supportive lawmakers from […]

General Motors moves to challenge rivals in U.S. commercial fleet sales

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General Motors is strengthening its competition with rival Ford Motor’s lead in sales to U.S. commercial fleets to prop up profit targets amid slowing consumer demand, according to executives at the No. 1 U.S. automaker. GM is counting on new medium-duty Silverados – equipped as tow trucks, utility bucket trucks and delivery trucks – to […]

Senators, union press General Motors CEO on plant closings, job cuts

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General Motors CEO Mary Barra, facing increasing criticism, will meet with Ohio’s two U.S. senators on Wednesday regarding the automaker’s strategies to idle five North American plants and slash up to 15,000 jobs. Senator Rob Portman, a Republican, and Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, stated in a joint statement they are going to “press” the automaker […]

U.S. November car sales see positive results

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Holiday season deals propped up U.S. auto sales in November, limiting the scale of yearly decline at some automakers and putting total figures on course to top experts’ expectations, numbers from several top producers revealed on Monday. No.1 automaker General Motors posted an approximately 1 percent increase in sales, according to a source knowledgeable with […]