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Who Is That Masked Man? It's VP Mike Pence

He dons a mask on tour of GM plant after criticism of Mayo Clinic visit

(Newser) - For Mike Pence, it's a different look and much less controversy. The VP wore a mask Thursday while touring a General Motors plant in Indiana, reports the Hill . It's the first time Pence has worn one on camera. Pence, of course, took much grief in the media for... More »

Auto Workers: Forget the Risks, We're Doing This

Hundreds of workers from Ford, GM, and other companies are making medical gear

(Newser) - Cindy Parkhurst could have stayed home collecting most of her pay while the Ford plant where she normally works remains closed due to coronavirus fears. Instead, she along with hundreds of workers at Ford, General Motors, Toyota, and other companies has gone back to work to make face shields, surgical... More »

GM CEO: 20-Hour Days Sped Up Ventilator Process

First batch will be delivered by end of April

(Newser) - Late last month, President Trump invoked the Defense Production Act to mandate that General Motors start cranking out ventilators in bulk to help in the fight against the coronavirus. Now GM and Ventec Life Systems, the medical tech firm it's working with, say they'll deliver their first batch... More »

Trump Invokes Act to Compel GM to Make Ventilators

Earlier, he lashed out at General Motors and Ford

(Newser) - President Trump lashed out at US automakers Friday and demanded they begin making ventilators to help hospitals cope with the pandemic. Hours after airing his complaints on social media, Trump invoked the Defense Production Act to require that General Motors make the machines, reports the Washington Post . The act gives... More »

Automakers Close All North American Plants

Unemployment applications soar across the country

(Newser) - At the UAW's insistence, Ford, General Motors, and Fiat Chrysler decided Wednesday to close all of their plants in North America to combat the spread of the coronavirus. The plants won't restart before March 30 for Ford and GM, the Detroit Free Press reports. Fiat Chrysler has not... More »

GM Is Pulling Out of 3 Countries

Firm is withdrawing from Australia, NZ, Thailand

(Newser) - General Motors has decided to pull out of Australia, New Zealand, and Thailand as part of a strategy to exit markets that don't produce adequate returns on investments. The move raised dismay Monday from officials concerned over job losses, the AP reports. The company said in a statement Sunday... More »

GM Investing $2.2B in 'Vision of All-Electric Future'

Underused Michigan factory is being refurbished

(Newser) - General Motors is spending $2.2 billion to refurbish an underused Detroit factory so it can build a series of electric and self-driving vehicles, eventually employing 2,200 people. GM said in a statement Monday that the factory will start building the company's first electric pickup late in 2021,... More »

Test Corvette Hits the Streets, Only to Have Its Wheels Stolen

Preproduction Stingray found up on blocks in Detroit

(Newser) - The 2020 Corvette Stingray can go 194mph, but one found on a downtown Detroit street last week was going nowhere: The test vehicle was up on blocks, its wheels missing. It was parked near GM's headquarters, the Detroit News reports. A company spokesman said a police report has been... More »

Automaker Files 'Unprecedented' Lawsuit

Fiat Chrysler is in the legal crosshairs

(Newser) - 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, the AP reports. The unprecedented lawsuit, filed Wednesday in US District Court in Detroit, alleges that FCA was involved in racketeering by paying millions in... More »

UAW Vote Ends GM Strike

Union will negotiate next with Ford

(Newser) - The 40-day strike against GM ended Friday when 57% of UAW members voting ratified a new four-year contract. Some workers could be back on the job as soon as Saturday, CNBC reports. The work stoppage cost GM more than $2 billion. Mary Barra, the automarker's chairman and CEO, issued... More »

Tentative Deal Reached to End Auto Worker Strike

GM, UAW reach tentative deal

(Newser) - Bargainers for General Motors and the United Auto Workers reached a tentative contract deal on Wednesday that could end a monthlong strike that brought the company's US factories to a standstill. The deal, which the union says offers "major gains" for workers, was hammered out after months of... More »

GM, Workers Hit a Big Snag —and Mexico Plays a Role

United Auto Workers want commitments for US factories

(Newser) - Contract talks aimed at ending a 21-day strike by the United Auto Workers against General Motors have taken a turn for the worse, hitting a big snag over product commitments for US factories, a union official wrote in an email to members, the AP reports. The letter from UAW Vice... More »

GOP Is in a Bind on One Issue

That issue involves striking General Motors workers

(Newser) - Democrats were quick to back working-class United Auto Workers in their strike against General Motors, delivering doughnuts and holding picket signs outside factories to show solidarity. It's a union they long have aligned with politically. There were no doughnuts from Republicans, the AP reports. Led by President Donald Trump,... More »

49K Striking Auto Workers Shut Down 33 Plants

UAW workers strike against GM

(Newser) - More than 49,000 members of the United Auto Workers walked off General Motors factory floors or set up picket lines early Monday as contract talks with the company deteriorated into a strike. Workers shut down 33 manufacturing plants in nine states across the US, as well as 22 parts... More »

49K Auto Workers to Strike by Midnight

Negotiations break down between the United Auto Workers union and General Motors

(Newser) - The United Auto Workers union announced that its roughly 49,000 members at General Motors plants in the US will go on strike Sunday night because contract negotiations with the automaker had broken down, the AP reports. The decision came after about 200 plant-level union leaders voted unanimously in favor... More »

Trump Issues New Threat in Wake of GM Closures

Says 25% tariff on imported cars 'is being studied now'

(Newser) - In the wake of General Motors' restructuring and layoffs, President Trump has followed up his threat to slash GM subsidies with a suggestion of new auto tariffs. If the 25% US tariff on small truck imports was also applied to imported cars, "many more cars would be built here... More »

Trump Issues a Threat to GM

Warns subsidies will be reviewed

(Newser) - President Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday to express his displeasure with GM's planned 14,000 layoffs and five plant shutterings; National Economic Council director Larry Kudlow did the same thing from the White House. In afternoon tweets, Trump issued a sort of threat, writing , "Very disappointed with... More »

A 'Surprise' Among GM's 6 Discontinued Cars

The Cadillac CT6 was the 'tech halo' for the brand

(Newser) - Now that General Motors' big announcement that it will be shuttering five plants in North America and slashing thousands of jobs has started to settle in, more details are emerging on the vehicle production that will be affected. Included in the business restructuring is a shift away from sedans, which... More »

Trump Has Harsh Words for GM Over Layoffs

He says US has done a lot for the company

(Newser) - President Trump says his administration and lawmakers are exerting "a lot of pressure" on General Motors in response to its decision to cut up to 14,000 workers in North America and possibly shutter up to five plants. Trump says he's being very tough on GM chief executive... More »

GM Closing Plants, Cutting Jobs

Automaker plans big cuts 'ahead of changing market conditions'

(Newser) - It's a bleak day for workers at General Motors: The automaker said Monday it's cutting about 15% of its salaried workers in the US and Canada and closing five plants. The Wall Street Journal reports that the moves could translate into the loss of about 8,000 jobs.... More »

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