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UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019

UAW president steps down as GM sues rival

General Motors is suing Fiat Chrysler, alleging that its crosstown rival got an unfair business advantage by bribing officials of the United Auto Workers union.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019

GM workers ratify contract, 40-day strike to end

General Motors workers voted 57.2% in favor of a new contract with the company, bringing an immediate end to a contentious a 40-day strike that paralyzed GM’s U.S. factories.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019

Workers celebrate deal with GM, show union power in auto industry

Bargainers for General Motors and the United Auto Workers have reached a tentative contract deal that could end a monthlong strike that brought the company’s U.S. factories to a standstill.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019

End in sight? GM CEO Barra joins talks with striking union

General Motors CEO Mary Barra joined negotiators at the bargaining table, an indication that a deal may be near to end a monthlong strike by the United Auto Workers union …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019

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.”


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019

UAW-GM talks progress but wage, job security issues remain

A top union negotiator says bargainers are making progress on a contract that could end a 19-day strike against General Motors.


GM reverses course, says strikers will keep health coverage

General Motors now says striking workers will get company-paid health insurance, nine days after telling the union that coverage would be cut off.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019

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

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.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019

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.


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.


Canada auto workers seek boycott of GM vehicles from Mexico

The Canadian auto workers union is asking people in Canada and the U.S. to boycott General Motors vehicles made in Mexico.


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 …


Tesla may consider buying idle GM plants

Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk told CBS’s “60 Minutes” that he may be willing to buy some of the five factories General Motors Co. will idle next year, making …


Salaried workers beware: GM cuts are a warning for all

For generations, the career path for smart kids around Detroit was to get an engineering or business degree and get hired by an automaker or parts supplier. Now that once-reliable …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018

General Motors to discontinue Chevy Impala amid plant closures

General Motors plans to ax the Chevrolet Impala as part of its dramatic restructuring announced this week, ginning up nostalgia for a vehicle name that first appeared in the 1950s.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018

Trump threatens GM over plant closures, layoffs

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he was “very disappointed” that General Motors was closing plants in the United States and warned that the White House was “now looking at …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018

General Motors wanted at least 7K workers to take a buyout; layoffs loom

General Motors hoped at least 7,000 white-collar workers would sign up by noon Monday for a buyout offer, but managers told employees last week that it was likely to fall …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018

GM, Honda team up to produce self-driving vehicles

General Motors and Honda are teaming up on self-driving vehicle technology as big automakers and tech giants race to develop the next generation of personal transportation.


GM sideswiped by trade war; cuts outlook as prices rise

General Motors, facing rising commodity costs in a trade showdown with Europe and elsewhere, cut its outlook for the year.


GM says consumers can do ride-sharing next year in self-driving cars

General Motors said Thursday it will bring self-driving technology in the form of ride sharing to consumers by next year. It said the vehicles would be introduced in the United …


Motley Fool: Firing on many cylinders

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


GM says it’s mass-producing cars without steering wheels

General Motors says it is making the first mass-production autonomous car without a steering wheel or pedals.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017

GM says next generation of electric cars will cost less, go farther

General Motors is telling investors its next generation of electric vehicles will cost the company 30 percent less than current ones, making them profitable after the new version debuts in …


GM, other U.S. industrial giants, hit all-time highs

Shares of General Motors hit an all-time high Tuesday as investors focused on a $2.5 billion third-quarter pretax profit and ignored a big accounting loss.


GM reaches $120 million settlement with states over switches

General Motors Co. has reached a $120 million settlement with 49 states and the District of Columbia over its defective ignition switches.


GM logo designer Alan Peckolick dies at 76

Alan Peckolick, an innovative painter and graphic designer whose creations included the bold, underlined logo for General Motors and typefaces for Pfizer and Revlon, has died.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017

Peugeot maker PSA finalizes takeover of GM’s Opel, Vauxhall

The maker of Peugeot and Citroen cars has finalized its $2.5 billion takeover of General Motors’ European brands Opel and Vauxhall, and named new management to chart an attempted turnaround …


UPDATED: Tue., June 13, 2017

GM says it has made 130 self-driving Bolts

General Motors says it has built 130 self-driving Chevrolet Bolt electric cars at a factory in suburban Detroit.