David Welch

Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

GM Sells Shuttered Lordstown, Ohio, Assembly Plant to Electric Vehicle Startup

Shuttered Ohio Assembly Plant The GM plant in Lordstown. (Maddie McGarvey/Bloomberg News)

Lordstown Motors Corp., the electric-truck startup formed specifically to save a shuttered Ohio car factory, has acquired the highly politicized plant from General Motors Co.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
November 7, 2019

GM Edges Toward Ending Strike as Key Factory Backs Labor Deal

GM picket line Strikers outside a GM plant in Romulus, Mich., by Brittany Greeson/Bloomberg

General Motors Co. moved closer to ending a five-week strike when 61% of workers at an important truck plant in Flint, Mich., supported a tentative labor agreement.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
October 24, 2019

GM Strike Vote Is Going Down to Wire

GM strike in Michigan United Auto Workers members picket outside the General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant in Hamtramck, Mich., early Sept. 16. (Paul Sancya/AP)

General Motors Co. employees near Nashville, Tenn., narrowly rejected a proposed contract with the United Auto Workers, an early indication that the union’s vote to end a more than five-week strike could be a close call.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
October 22, 2019
Business, Equipment

GM Workers Stay on Strike as Members Vote on New Contract

GM workers continue to strike. General Motors employees picket outside the General Motors Fabrication Division in Parma, Ohio. (Associated Press/Tony Dejak)

The United Auto Workers will continue striking against General Motors Co. until a tentative deal is ratified by members, extending its walkout for at least another week.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
October 18, 2019
Government, Business, Equipment

GM Has Tentative Deal With UAW, Though Strike May Continue

GM strike Strike participants. (Brittany Greeson/Bloomberg News)

General Motors Co. and the United Auto Workers have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract, and the union will decide Oct. 17 whether to continue a more than monthlong strike while the deal is voted on by members.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
October 16, 2019

GM CEO Mary Barra Joins UAW Negotiations in Sign Agreement Is Near

Mary Barra Mary Barra by Paul Sancya/AP

General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra is meeting with United Auto Workers leaders at the main bargaining table Oct. 15 as the two sides inch closer to a tentative agreement that could end a strike now in its fifth week.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
October 15, 2019

Union Says Talks With GM Have ‘Taken a Turn for the Worse’

Employee pickets outside the GM Fabrication Division in Parma, Ohio Charles Cooke, a 20-year employee, pickets outside the General Motors Fabrication Division on Oct. 4, 2019, in Parma, Ohio. (Tony Dejak/Associated Press)

The strike at General Motors Co. entered its fourth week with the United Auto Workers union and the carmaker at an impasse over investment in U.S. factories, overshadowing progress made in recent days on other key issues.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
October 7, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Striking GM Workers, Union Far From Agreement

UAW strike against General Motors UAW members are on strike against General Motors. (Anthony Lanzilote/Bloomberg News)

General Motors Co. and the United Auto Workers remain far apart in their talks over a new contract, according to the union’s top negotiator, making it less likely a strike called Sept. 15 will end within two days like a previous work stoppage did in 2007.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
September 17, 2019

GM Strike Risk at 12-Year High With Weekend Deadline Approaching

GM Lordstown, Ohio, plant Maddie McGarvey/Bloomberg News

Union leaders from General Motors Co. factories across the country are flying into Detroit this weekend to either agree to take a proposed labor contract offered by the automaker to their members for a vote, or go on strike.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
September 11, 2019
Government, Business

Trump Slams GM’s Dwindling US Workforce

General Motors shrinks workforce Bloomberg News

President Donald Trump criticized General Motors Co. for shrinking its U.S. manufacturing presence, which has reduced the company’s unionized workforce to the smallest among Detroit’s automakers.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
August 30, 2019