Canadian GM workers to vote on 4-year labor deal todaySun, 25, Sep 2016
General Motors workers represented by Canadian union Unifor were set to vote today on a tentative four-year contract that includes $554 million in investments and a major change to pension plans for new hires.
Anti-UAW worker group at VW Tennessee plant loses representationFri, 23, Sep 2016
A worker group created as an alternative to the UAW at Volkswagen AG's plant in Tennessee has failed to meet minimum membership requirements under the German automaker's labor policy, VW said on Thursday.
Lithia buys Carbone Auto Group, boosts Northeast presenceTue, 13, Sep 2016
Lithia Motors has bought the Carbone Auto Group in a deal estimated to produce $600 million in annual revenue. It also expands Lithia's operations to Vermont, while adding to its existing New York stores.
Tesla cranks up pressure to end ban on direct auto salesFri, 23, Sep 2016
Tesla Motors is cranking up the pressure to sell electric cars directly to customers, after filing its first federal lawsuit over the practice on the home turf of General Motors and Ford. Tesla on Thursday sued the State of Michigan to overturn its ban on direct sales by auto manufacturers.
Tesla sues Michigan in U.S. court over direct sales banThu, 22, Sep 2016
Tesla Motors is suing the State of Michigan in federal court over its law banning the direct sales of vehicles to consumers. The law, which the automaker calls the “Anti-Tesla amendment” in the suit, was cited in the rejection of the electric-vehicle maker's application for a state dealership license earlier this month.
Unifor's Dias mulls Ford or FCA as next target; details of GM agreement emergeWed, 21, Sep 2016
Unifor President Jerry Dias said today there is no definitive timetable as to when he will select the union's next negotiating target, as details about the tentative pact with General Motors begin to emerge. Dias said he will sit down with both Ford and FCA to discuss Unifor's deal with GM before deciding which company to negotiate with next.
GM Oshawa will finish pickup assembly under labor deal, report saysWed, 21, Sep 2016
General Motors will use its Oshawa, Ontario, assembly plant to expand production of pickups for the North American market if a tentative agreement with Canadian auto workers is ratified, sources familiar with Canadian labor negotiations told Reuters.
Michigan House panel unanimously OKs amended autonomous vehicle billsWed, 21, Sep 2016
A Michigan House committee on Tuesday advanced four bills that would regulate Michigan's developing autonomous vehicle industry, with changes designed to satisfy concerns about exclusion raised by tech giant Google Inc.
Unifor says GM investment deal puts Ford, FCA on noticeTue, 20, Sep 2016
A tentative labor deal with General Motors shows the onus Canada's autoworkers union will put on new investment in upcoming talks with Ford Motor Co. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the union's head said today.
GM labor deal in Canada promises higher pay, new productsTue, 20, Sep 2016
The framework for a tentative contract between General Motors and Canadian union Unifor could result in hundreds of millions of dollars in investments at GM factories in Ontario, including new product commitments, raises for employees and full-time status for temporary workers.
GM-Unifor talks head toward deadline; union says 'we are close'Mon, 19, Sep 2016
GM and Canadian union Unifor remain locked in negotiations with less than an hour remaining before the midnight strike deadline, a union spokeswoman said. “We feel that we are close,” she said.
GM and Unifor locked in 'around-the-clock' negotiationsSun, 18, Sep 2016
Around-the-clock negotiations between General Motors and Canadian union Unifor continue today as Monday's strike deadline looms.