Former UAW Vice President Joe Ashton is the 11th person to plead guilty in the federal government's ongoing corruption probe. Ashton is expected to receive a prison sentence of 30 to 37 months and agreed to forfeit $250,000 he collected in kickbacks, according to his plea agreement.
A Chevrolet dealer who thrived on medium-duty commercial business a decade ago is setting himself up to reclaim that segment with an $8 million service center. But before his commercial business even ramps up, the service center has propelled double-digit sales gains on the retail side.
GM, seeking billions of dollars in damages in a federal lawsuit, contends that Sergio Marchionne was "using the UAW as the hammer" to force a merger with FCA.
GM said it has been substantially damaged because FCA "undermined the integrity of the collective bargaining process" over the past decade. Three former FCA executives who have pleaded guilty in the ongoing UAW corruption scandal were named as defendants.
The factory, with the help of a $3 billion GM investment, will build four EVs by 2023, according to LMC Automotive. The plant, which had been scheduled to close in January, will remain open under the automaker's new UAW contract.