Restarting the engines of the North American auto industry after a wholesale two-month shutdown involved a few hiccups and a lot of relearning the jobs workers had been doing for years.
Net income fell 87 percent, but GM was the only one of the Detroit 3 to avoid a first-quarter loss after the companies closed their U.S. and Canada plants in mid-March. GM said most of them will reopen May 18.
General Motors said it "is targeting to restart the majority of manufacturing operations on May 18 in the U.S. and Canada under extensive safety measures." It made the decision "based on conversations and collaboration with unions and government officials."