WARREN, Mich. (AP) - General Motors and Korea’s LG Chem have formed a joint venture to build an electric vehicle battery cell factory near the site of former GM Lordstown Plant in Ohio, creating 1,100 jobs.
General Motors has filed a lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler, alleging the automaker bribed the United Auto Workers Union in an attempt to gain an advantage during labor agreements.
The automotive supplier Sakthi, which makes aluminum castings for GM cars, has laid off 150 workers as the auto giant has parted ways following reports the company is in receivership and under major operational and financial distress.
Only two weeks of a lengthy strike against General Motors took place in the third quarter, but that was enough to dent the company's net profit by about $1 billion.
After more than a month on strike, UAW workers are expected to head back to work this weekend after voting to approve a deal between the union and General Motors on Friday, ending the longest automotive strike in 50 years.
Striking workers at the General Motors factory with the most employees have approved a new contract with the company, all but assuring the deal will be ratified and a contentious 40-day strike will end soon.
Friday is the 40th day of the UAW strike at General Motors, and it's also the day their votes are due on the tentative contract. It's expected that the deal will pass and workers will be back on the job this weekend.
Voting is still underway by UAW members on a proposed contract with GM as workers at the Detroit Hamtramck plant case their ballots.
Workers at one of the largest General Motors factories have voted to ratify a new contract with the company, an indication that a five-week strike could be coming to an end.
With most of the heavy lifting out of the way between the UAW and General Motors, all of what remains is voting between union members. As the UAW strike entered its 36th day, member groups were beginning to vote on a proposed negotiation that was struck between the union and the automaker last week. Early returns are pointing towards approval - at least at Local 160.
At lunchtime at Royal Barbecue Friday, the mood was upbeat.
The picket lines continue - at least for another eight days.
The UAW National GM Council has voted in favor of the tentative deal with General Motors, sending the vote now onto the entire membership Thursday afternoon. Though thousands of UAW workers will still be off the job as the union hasn't chosen just yet to end the strike.
Details of the tentative deal between the UAW and General Motors have been released as we wait for union leadership to vote to send the deal to union members.
As General Motors and the United Auto Workers agree on a tentative labor contract Wednesday, trust becomes a key factor in moving the deal forward.
The UAW GM Council has recommended ratification of the tentative agreement but said the strike to conitnue until it has been approved by union members.
The UAW announced a tentative agreement has been reached between the union and General Motors to end the strike that started on September 15.
A former employee of the Detroit Hamtramck GM plant died earlier this month when she suffered a heart attack on the picket line.
General Motors CEO Mary Barra joined negotiators at the bargaining table, an indication that a deal may be near to end a monthlong strike by members of the United Auto Workers union that has paralyzed the company's factories.
With the strike by factory workers against General Motors in its 29th day, there are signs that negotiators may be moving toward an agreement.