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Worker pay increases, factory closings move forward under tentative GM contract

Contract eetails were posted Thursday on the union website as factory level union officials met to decide if they’ll approve the deal.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019, 5:46 p.m.

Wages, pensions, plant investments still issues in GM strike

With the strike by factory workers against General Motors in its 29th day, there are signs that negotiators may be moving toward an agreement.


UAW says negotiations with GM have ‘taken a turn for the worse’

The UAW’s lead negotiator said Sunday that talks with General Motors have “taken a turn for the worse.”


UAW strike forces GM to close Mexican pickup truck factory

A parts shortage caused by a strike by the United Auto Workers union has forced General Motors to shut down its pickup truck and transmission factories in Silao, Mexico.


Talks set to carry on but no deal yet in UAW strike vs GM

Contract talks between General Motors and the United Auto Workers were set to resume Tuesday after a pause overnight as a strike by more than 49,000 employees extended into a …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019, 5:13 p.m.

GM walkout brings factories and warehouses to a standstill

More than 49,000 members of the United Auto Workers went on strike Monday against General Motors, bringing more than 50 factories and parts warehouses to a standstill in the union’s …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 15, 2019, 12:06 p.m.

Union votes to strike at General Motors’ U.S. plants

The roughly 49,000 United Auto Workers at General Motors’ plants in the U.S. plan to go on strike just before midnight because contract talks have broken down.


Auto workers union sets stage for possible strike against GM

A top United Auto Workers official says the union and General Motors are far apart on major issues, increasing the likelihood of a strike as early as Sunday night.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 6:58 p.m.

UAW extends Ford, Fiat Chrysler pacts; strike possible at GM

Leaders of the United Auto Workers union have extended contracts with Ford and Fiat Chrysler indefinitely, but the pact with General Motors is still set to expire Saturday night.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 5:29 p.m.

GM hires Google to make infotainment system more like phones

General Motors is hiring Google to run key parts of its dashboard infotainment system, admitting that the tech firm can do a better job.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019, 3:53 p.m.

UAW picks GM as bargaining target, workers authorize strikes

The United Auto Workers union has picked General Motors as the target company for this year’s contract talks with Detroit’s three automakers.


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 4:04 p.m.

GM seeks to avoid Takata recalls for fourth straight year

General Motors is trying to avoid recalling potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators in thousands of full-size pickup trucks and SUVs for the fourth straight year, leaving owners to wonder …


U.S. agency probes effectiveness of 2014 GM seat belt recall

The U.S. government’s highway safety agency is investigating whether a 5-year-old General Motors seat belt recall fixed the problem


UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019, 2:55 p.m.

Seeing a twisting road ahead, Ford cuts 7K white-collar jobs

Ford revealed details of its long-awaited restructuring plan Monday as it prepared for a future of electric and autonomous vehicles by parting ways with 7,000 white-collar workers worldwide, about 10% …


UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019, 4:56 p.m.

GM Cruise autonomous vehicle unit gets $1.15B investment

A group of institutional investors is sinking $1.15 billion into GM Cruise LLC, the autonomous vehicle unit of General Motors.


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 7:02 p.m.

GM announces jobs, electric vehicle after Trump criticism

Less than a week after a series of critical tweets from President Trump over an Ohio plant closure, General Motors is announcing plans to add 400 jobs and build a …


Ground-breaking electric Chevrolet Volt runs out of juice

As their company was swirling around the financial drain in the early 2000s, General Motors executives came up with an idea to counter its gas-guzzling image and point the way …


UAW joins Canada autoworkers’ call to boycott GM cars made in Mexico

The UAW is joining Canada’s autoworkers’ union, Unifor, to apply pressure on General Motors to keep five plants in North America running.


GM fights to retain key tax credit amid plant closing plans

General Motors is fighting to retain a valuable tax credit for electric vehicles as the nation’s largest automaker tries to deal with the political fallout triggered by its plans to …


GM plant closing not expected to stall Detroit’s rebound

General Motors’ planned shutdown of its Detroit-Hamtramck plant would leave only one auto assembly factory in the city known for “putting America on wheels,” but the closure and job losses …


Robert B. Reich: Trump takes on General Motors (and guess who wins?)

Donald Trump’s “America first” economic nationalism is finally crashing into the reality of America’s shareholder-first global capitalism.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 2:33 p.m.

GM to lay off up to 14K workers, close as many as five plants

General Motors will cut up to 14,000 workers in North America and put five plants up for possible closure as it abandons many of its car models and restructures to …


GM under investigation for faulty brake vacuum pumps

The U.S. government is investigating more than 100 complaints of poor brake performance on 2.7 million General Motors big pickups and SUVs.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 7:14 p.m.

GM offers buyouts to 18K salaried workers in North America

General Motors will attempt to cut costs by offering buyouts to about 18,000 white-collar workers in North America.


Rising prices, margins drive GM’s third quarter

Shares of General Motors rose more than 6 percent Wednesday morning after the company posted a $2.5 billion third-quarter profit that blew away Wall Street estimates.


GM named No. 1 company in world for gender equality

General Motors is ranked No. 1 in the world for gender equality in the workplace.


Motley Fool: A revved-up stock

General Motors (NYSE: GM) faces concerns about rising aluminum and steel prices and a plateauing North American new-vehicle market, but it has made smart moves, positioning itself well in the …


GM revs up autonomous car unit and dormant shares fly

Shares of General Motors posted their largest one-day gain since the company’s rebirth from bankruptcy eight years ago, after Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank decided to pump $2.25 billion into GM’s …


Motley Fool: Firing on many cylinders

General Motors stands out as an attractive, undervalued income opportunity at recent prices.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 5:27 p.m.

If interest rates rise, GM likely to expand subsidized loans

If auto loan interest rates rise as expected this year, General Motors and others are likely to make more subsidized loans, including zero-percent financing, to keep car sales flowing.