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GM 'Unlikely' to Make Deadline in UAW Talks

(Newser) - General Motors made progress in talks with workers and bondholders today but will probably miss its Tuesday deadline, the Detroit Free Press reports. “Everyone is working around the clock,” a source said, but a deal with bondholders was "not looking very likely." GM is seeking... More »

GM Talks Die, Chrysler's Stall as Deadline Looms

(Newser) - The UAW broke off crucial talks with GM today, only 3 days before the beleaguered company is scheduled to submit restructuring plans to Washington, Reuters reports. At issue were retiree healthcare costs that executives want to replace partly with shares in a recapitalized GM. "It doesn't seem like the... More »

American Axle Deal Restarts GM Plants

Wage cuts, buyouts, buydowns, plant closings a bitter pill for workers

(Newser) - General Motors is poised to resume production at dozens of idled plants as workers at American Axle & Manufacturing, a key GM supplier, have reached a tentative deal in their 11-week-old strike. The UAW strike had all but stopped the production of GM's highly profitable SUVs, pickups, and vans, reports... More »

Chrysler to Cut Non-Union Jobs

Automaker slashes non-unionized jobs to avoid GM's fate

(Newser) - With Chrysler deep in talks on a new contact with the UAW—the clock is ticking on a strike deadline tomorrow morning—sources tell the Detroit Free Press that cuts to non-union employees are in the works. Loss of about 1,600 salaried and contract jobs is expected, on top... More »

Contract Allows GM to Shut 2 Plants

Several others also in jeopardy in deal for job protection

(Newser) - The tentative new contract between GM and United Auto Workers allows the company to shutter two plants and possibly several other facilities, according to a copy of the pact obtained by the AP. The union concessions on plants in Indianapolis and suburban Detroit were made in exchange for guarantees of... More »

GM Strike Goes Into Day 2; Talks Continue

Union seeks jobs guarantees in exchange for health-care changes

(Newser) - Bargaining resumed just hours after United Auto Workers walked off the job at GM plants yesterday morning, suggesting that  both sides in the stalled negotiations know they can't afford a prolonged work stoppage, Bloomberg reports. GM is losing output of 12,200 cars a day, a figure that will spike... More »

GM, Union Tangle Over Health Care, Labor Costs

Strike highlights rift; negotiations resume

(Newser) - At the root of the UAW's strike against GM's US factories is a fundamental conflict between management's need to cut costs and the union's resistance to offering more givebacks, Bloomberg reports. Negotiations resumed this afternoon between GM, which lost $12.4 billion last year, and the UAW, which represents 73,... More »

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