Mechanics' union encouraged by new contract with Chicago-area dealerships

The union representing Chicago-area mechanics is encouraged by its new contract with local dealerships. The contract, signed Sunday, ended a seven-week strike.

GM Canada prepares to idle transmission plant if CAMI strike continues, union says

GM Canada has warned about 300 workers who make Chevy Equinox transmissions in Ontario they will be laid off soon if the automaker and Unifor can't reach a new contract at the nearby CAMI plant.

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Ford schedules downtime at 5 N.A. assembly plants amid slowing sales

Ford said it will temporarily shut down production lines at five assembly plants in North America before the end of the year to fix recalled commercial vans and reduce output of slow-selling cars.

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