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  • 2020 Lincoln Navigator

    The UAW's deal with Ford confirms hybrid versions of the Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator.

  • 2011 Ford Mustang V-6 - new Duratec 3.7-liter
    Ford Working On Downsized V-6

    UAW contract agreements recently signed by Ford revealed a litany of new product details, including plans to manufacture the Ford Transit van in the U.S., introduce a new supercharged 5.8-liter V-8 in the 2013 Shelby GT500, and now details of a new downsized global V-6 engine. The contract...

  • GM dealership
    GM plans major changes for remaining dealerships

    General Motors already has plans to slash hundreds of its dealers late next year, but for the dealers who make it through the cuts it won't just be a case of 'business as usual'. Instead, the struggling automaker will be modifying its contracts with the remaining 4,100 or so dealers in its network...

  • GM Cadillac dealer
    GM planning to cut hundreds of metro Cadillac dealers

    General Motors has already announced plans to slash hundreds of dealerships across its brand portfolio, and now it appears even high-end Cadillac dealers won’t be spared from the latest cull. Most of the cuts are expected to occur in metro areas and affected dealers will be informed by...

  • GM Cadillac dealer
    Another round of dealer cuts imminent at GM

    Just a couple of weeks ago General Motors revealed that it would be cutting ties with over 1,100 dealerships, and the bad news keeps coming for dealers as the struggling automaker is expected to cut a further 450 dealerships in the coming months. Many dealerships are under franchise agreements with...

  • Chevy Spark concept
    GM reveals plan to build new small car at idled assembly plant in U.S.

    In an atypically cryptic press release, General Motors today announced that it will be building a new small car at an unnamed idled UAW-staffed assembly plant here in the U.S. The new vehicle will be in addition to the already-planned 2011 Chevrolet Volt and Cruze, but it's not yet known which...

  • GM UAW workers on the Hummer assembly line in Shreveport

    Labor has taken a lot of the blame for the current state of the U.S. auto industry, and to a degree, rightfully so. But without the labor, no cars can be built, so General Motors has been hard at work on a new contract with the UAW, which has finally been approved by 74% of union locals. Today GM announced that the new deal would close the competitive gap the company faces against non-labor car manufacturers in the United States - essentially all of the foreign car companies. The core elements of the plan that will help to reduce the per-unit labor cost are re-worked benefits and retirement...

  • GM Warren Tech Center
    Warren encouraging GM to move corporate HQ with tax breaks

    Detroit has long been the heart of America's automotive industry, but 2009 has been a major period of upheaval for the city, with further shocks expected to come - including the possibility that General Motors will move its corporate headquarters out of Detroit downtown area and into a neighbouring...

  • A UAW worker assembling a Hummer H3T
    Report: UAW agrees to 17.5% stake in restructured GM, bondholders reject tender offer

    In a hugely positive step for General Motors, the carmaker, together with the U.S. Treasury and United Auto Workers (UAW), reached a tentative bargain on how they'll deal with changes to the current agreement in the face of the industry's problems and GM's increasingly probably bankruptcy. The...

  • A UAW worker assembling a Hummer H3T
    GM and UAW reach tentative deal

    The U.S. Treasury, General Motors and the United Auto Workers have reached a tentative bargain on how they'll deal with changes to the current agreement in the face of the industry's problems and GM's increasingly probably bankruptcy. The details of the deal are being kept quiet until the local...

  • Chevy Spark concept
    Chinese-built Chevrolet Spark, Aveo and Lova could hit U.S. showrooms by 2011

    Just a few days ago we brought you a story about General Motors considering bringing small cars from China to the U.S. in order to bolster its sales in the segment. Currently, the carmaker is looking to sell around 17,300 Chinese-made vehicles in the U.S. by 2011 and over 50,000 units by 2014...

  • GM dealership
    GM reveals more details on 1,124 dealer cutback

    Cutting back production and right-sizing brands and lineups is just one aspect of the restructuring underway at the hands of the U.S. federal government. Earlier this week hard cuts in both labor and dealership numbers were discussed, foreshadowing the next steps to come, and just yesterday a...

  • Chrysler Group dealership

    Cutting back production and right-sizing brands and lineups is just one aspect of the restructuring underway at the hands of the U.S. federal government. Earlier this week hard cuts in both labor and dealership numbers were discussed, foreshadowing the next steps to come, and today a Chrysler memo revealed that up to 789 dealers will be eliminated by June 9. In a conference call on the matter, Chrysler's vice chairman and president Jim Press and North American sales and marketing chief Steven Landry discussed how the changes would be made, and what would happen to the inventory at the closed...

  • U.S.-market 2010 Buick LaCrosse
    GM looking to China to source next-gen affordable cars for U.S.

    Just a few days ago we told you General Motors would be looking to build more and more cars overseas as part of its restructuring plans, and that China was one of the first places they'd look. Today news that GM will in fact be bringing Chinese cars to the U.S. has begun to trickle out into the...

  • 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8
    Chrysler and UAW reach agreement, bankruptcy still likely

    It’s official. Chrysler and the UAW have come to an agreement, with members of the nationwide union group ratifying an earlier proposed agreement by a strong majority. According to UAW president Ron Gettelfinger, the union realizes that the contract concessions that have just been ratified...

  • 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8
    Chrysler and UAW reach agreement

    It’s official. Chrysler and the UAW have come to an agreement, with members of the nationwide union group ratifying an earlier proposed agreement by a strong majority. According to UAW president Ron Gettelfinger, the union realizes that the contract concessions that have just been ratified...

  • 2009 Dodge Challenger SE V6
    Report: UAW will get 55% stake in Chrysler

    In a hugely positive step for Chrysler, the carmaker announced on Monday that it had reached a deal with the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) union, while also agreeing to revised labor terms with the United Auto Workers (UAW) union. With just a few days left before the April 30 deadline for...

  • GM American flag
    Bondholders consider increased debt-for-equity-swap as GM bankruptcy looms

    GM's decline over the course of this year wasn't enough to convince bondholders and the UAW to grant any concessions, but recent reports that the carmaker was in precautionary preparations for filing a Chapter 11 may have galvanized action on the part of the bondholders. Allowing GM to go to...

  • Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

    Rick Wagoner was sent packing earlier this week, then GM debuted a new buyer assurance program and guaranteed warranties, and Fritz Henderson put out a message of determination in the face of difficulty today, but Corvette's plant in Bowling Green won't be back in full operation until at least July. Slow sales of the sports cars means current stock will last at half-production with just a skeleton crew on duty. Staff at the plant is already down to just 400 people from the 1,000 that worked it in 2007. The local UAW financial secretary Cindy Shelton told Louisville's Courier-Journal that the...

  • UAW president Ron Gettelfinger
    UAW president Ron Gettelfinger retiring in 2010

    The United Auto Workers (UAW) is one of America's most important unions, and the results of its dissatisfaction have been felt as recently as last year when a strike at American Axle left GM customers without cars for months in certain cases. Now, the UAW's ringleader, Ron Gettelfinger, has...

  • Ford VP Joe Hinrichs at the Oakville, Ontario plant
    Ford, Chrysler say GM should get more out of CAW

    Ford is projecting the strongest image of the Detroit 3 at the moment due to its refusal to seek government loans, but it says the deal General Motors and the CAW reached won't be good enough to keep Ford competitive in Canada. GM, on the other hand, seems pleased with its deal, and has announced...

  • Ford's Joe Hinrichs talks with workers
    Ford and UAW deal could save $500 million annually

    Taking care of its retirees is one of the things the American auto industry prides itself on, and for good reason. But it's also one of the things that are making it hard to compete with foreign carmakers - the expenses are getting out of control. To help keep both Ford and the UAW operating in the...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt test mule
    Chevrolet Volt driving day planned for Obama’s auto industry task force

    They did it in the nation’s capital at the first round of viability meetings and tomorrow in Detroit government officials will once again be able to drive a prototype for the upcoming Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid. This time around the officials will include the Obama administration’s...

  • ford focus bev 001
    Mulally: electric vehicles are our future

    The times, they are a changin'. Carmakers that had seemed bulletproof, or at least too big to fail, are teetering on the brink of insolvency. Government regulations and stipulations on loan money are cinching down emissions and efficiency requirements. And tax incentives are spurring development of...

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