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UAW deal with GM to end strike includes pay raises, but three plants would close

17 Oct 2019

DETROIT The United Auto Workers union wrung higher pay and better coverage for temporary workers from General Motors Co as part of its tentative deal to end a month-long U.S. strike, but the deal would also allow the automaker to move forward with closing three plants, the union said on Thursday.

UAW leaders meet to review tentative deal with GM to end strike

17 Oct 2019

DETROIT, Oct 17 The leadership of the United Auto Workers was meeting on Thursday to review terms of the union's tentative deal with General Motors Co to end a crippling month-long strike at the No. 1 U.S. automaker.

UAW rejects new GM offer as strike forces 6,000 Mexico layoffs

02 Oct 2019

The United Auto Workers union said on Tuesday it rejected a new comprehensive offer from General Motors Co to end a two-week-old strike, saying the automaker came up short on several fronts including wages, healthcare and temporary workers.

UAW rejects new GM offer as strike forces 6,000 Mexico layoffs

01 Oct 2019

Oct 1 The United Auto Workers union said on Tuesday it rejected a new comprehensive offer made by General Motors Co to end a two-week-old strike, saying it came up short on a number of fronts.

China out in force at Frankfurt car show, led by battery builders

11 Sep 2019

FRANKFURT Chinese suppliers and manufacturers have stepped up their presence at the Frankfurt auto show, capitalizing on a strong position in electric technologies forced on European carmakers by regulators seeking to curb pollution. | Video

Great Wall may consider building cars in Europe once sales hit 50,000 a year: chairman

11 Sep 2019

FRANKFURT/BEIJING China's Great Wall Motor may consider building car manufacturing facilities in the European Union once its sales there hit 50,000 units a year, its chairman said, as part of a push to seek growth in overseas markets.

Automakers turn on style to try to switch SUV fans to electric

10 Sep 2019

FRANKFURT Mercedes-Benz and Porsche are showcasing curvaceous, high-end electric sports cars at the Frankfurt auto show as part of an industry effort to counter Tesla, avert billions in European pollution fines and defuse complaints from climate activists. Germany's premium automakers are now marketing electric cars as their flagship models, a strategy which Daimler, Volkswagen and BMW hope will lure customers away from gas-guzzling SUVs that could soon land them with hefty fines under new EU emissions rules. | Video

GM will use Google to power future infotainment systems

05 Sep 2019

DETROIT General Motors Co will use embedded Google technology to power navigation, voice activated controls and other vehicle infotainment functions starting in 2021, in a win for Alphabet Inc in the race with Amazon.com and other technology companies to control dashboards.

Ferrari will expand its lineup of road cars, but not too much

18 Aug 2019

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. Italian premium sports car maker Ferrari NV will expand sales of easier-driving grand touring cars, but will not try to chase rival Porsche's annual sales volume, Ferrari Chairman John Elkann told an audience of classic car enthusiasts gathered at this storied golf resort on the Pacific coast.

Former United Auto Workers official gets 15 months in labor corruption case

05 Aug 2019

DETROIT A federal judge in Detroit on Monday sentenced the former United Auto Workers union vice president in charge of relations with Fiat Chrysler to 15 months in federal prison for misusing funds intended for worker training to pay for luxury travel, golf, liquor and parties for himself and other union officials.

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