General Motors

Government, Business, Equipment

Ford Ends Ventilator Production After Making 50,000

Making ventilators at Ford factory Ford Motor Co. assemblyman Malcolm Brumwell puts together a ventilator at the automaker's Ford Rawsonville plant May 13, 2020, in Ypsilanti, Mich. (Carlos Osorio/Associated Press)

Ford is ending production of ventilators and returning the factory where they were built to full-time auto-parts output after completing delivering 50,000 ventilators to the government.

August 31, 2020
Government, Business, TCA

Army Corps to Hold Hearing on Proposed Battery Plant at Lordstown, Ohio

Lordstown plant Maddie McGarvey/Bloomberg News

Plans to build a $2.3 billion electric battery assembly plant near General Motors Corp.’s shuttered automobile plant in Lordstown, Ohio, will be reviewed during a March 12 public hearing in Lordstown.

Joe Napsha | Tribune Review (Pittsburgh)
February 26, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety

GM Recalls Pickups for Second Time on Software Glitch

A row of 2019 Chevrolet Silverado pickup trucks sit at a dealership in Colorado in July 2019. The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado, GM's most popular U.S. vehicle, is included in this recall. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

General Motors is recalling about 162,000 full-size pickup trucks worldwide for a second time because of faulty brake control software that was installed in a recall from last year.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
February 7, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

GM’s Cruise to Unveil Its First Autonomous Vehicle

GM's Cruise will unveil its first autonomous truck today. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

The vehicle Cruise has been developing along with GM is a purpose-built electric, autonomous model designed to be more spacious and passenger-friendly than a conventional, human-driven car.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
January 21, 2020
Business, Equipment

General Motors Workers Ratify Contract, 40-Day Strike to End

UAW member votes on GM contract General Motors workers enter and exit a polling station. A new contract was ratified, ending a strike that began Sept. 16. (Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via Associated Press

ROMULUS, Mich. — Striking General Motors factory workers will put down their picket signs after approving a new contract that will end a 40-day strike that paralyzed the company’s U.S. production.

October 25, 2019
Business, Logistics

GM Losing Patience With UAW Over Nearly Monthlong Strike

General Motors General Motors CEO Mary Barra (Bryan Mitchell/Bloomberg News)

General Motors Co.’s chief labor negotiator suggested the United Auto Workers is dragging its feet in responding to the automaker’s latest contract offer in a show of frustration with a strike that’s lumbering toward the one-month mark.

October 11, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

GM Factory Hands Making 40% Less Than Their Coworkers

General Motors Anthony Lanzilote/Bloomberg News

The future of temps has been among the major impasses contributing to the United Auto Workers union’s strike against GM, now in its 25th day.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
October 10, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

GM Strike Seen Forcing Credit Firms to Mull Action

General Motors Brittany Greeson/Bloomberg News

The United Auto Workers union’s strike against General Motors Co. may force credit raters to take action and move the company closer to junk status, according to Bloomberg Intelligence.

Molly Smith | Bloomberg News
October 9, 2019
Government, Business

GM Strike Sends Another Knock to Wobbly US Steel Sector

Steel coils sit at an Ohio factory Galvanized steel coils await shipment at ArcelorMittal Steel's hot dip galvanizing line in Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio. (Mark Duncan/Associated Press)

With its midyear recovery already in doubt, the American steel industry now has a little more to worry about with each passing day a strike drags on at General Motors Co.

Joe Deaux | Bloomberg News
October 8, 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