UAW Prepares for Strike if GM Shutters More Factories

Gary Jones, the president of the United Auto Workers (UAW), signaled the powerful labor union’s willingness to strike if necessary, announcing on Monday that union leadership will raise weekly strike pay from $200 to $250 a week effective from March 2019. And beginning in January 2020, weekly strike pay will go up again, to $275. […]

General Motors Shutters Lordstown Factory After 52 Years

General Motors closed down its Lordstown, Ohio manufacturing facility, with the plant’s last Chevy Cruze rolling off the assembly line Wednesday afternoon, after 52 years of auto production. GM is shuttering the Lordstown plant as part of a restructuring effort by CEO Mary Barra to improve the company’s financial position. The company is eliminating 1,700 […]

General Motors’ Executive Shuffle: 2 Top Execs Are Leaving—One Might Go to Amazon

In two separate announcements Thursday, General Motors announced that a pair of its top executives are leaving the company. GM’s president of North America Alan Batey and global manufacturing head Alicia Boler Davis, both of whom directly report to chairman and CEO Mary Barra, will step down from their roles, effective April 1. The company […]