General Motors will shut down production at the majority of its North American plants for up to two weeks due to a worldwide chip shortage, the Detroit Free Press reported.
A fraction of GM plants will remain open to continue making its most profitable vehicles with the chips GM has on hand, according to Detroit Free Press. The lack of chips is a worsening problem, with surging COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia creating lasting issues for automakers.
“All the announcements we made today are related to the chips shortage, the only plant down that’s not related to that, is Orion Assembly,” GM spokesperson Dan Flores told Detroit Free Press, referring to the Chevy Bolt recall affecting the latter plant. Read More
America’s largest automobile manufacturers, along with United Auto Workers (UAW), will require all employees to wear masks again starting Wednesday.
The decision was made by a COVID-19 task force comprised of health officials from UAW, Ford, General Motors and Stellantis, which manufactures Dodge and Chrysler vehicles. All workers, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, have to wear masks at plants, office buildings, and warehouses, UAW announced in a statement Tuesday. Read More
General Motors announced in a press release Monday that it would invest $35 billion in electric vehicles through 2025, including the construction of two U.S. battery factories. Read More
General Motors announced that it plans to eliminate emissions from new light-duty vehicles by 2035 and go completely carbon neutral by 2040.
General Motors (GM), the largest automaker in the U.S., announced plans Thursday to go completely carbon neutral globally and produce an all-electric lineup of vehicles by 2040, according to a press release. GM also joined fellow U.S. automaker Ford Motor Company and more than 380 other companies, signing onto the United Nations (UN) “Business Ambition for 1.5 C” climate petition. Read More
General Motors announced Friday that it is adding more than 1,200 new jobs at its Lansing-based factories to help with the production of mid-size SUVs and two new Cadillac sedans. Read More
A former high-level official in the United Auto Workers’ (UAW) General Motors Department was sentenced to 28 months in federal prison last week for taking more than $1.5 million in bribes and kickbacks. Read More
Former UAW Vice President Joe Ashton pleaded guilty last week to taking bribes and kickbacks from UAW vendors and conspiring to launder the proceeds of the scheme. Read More
The United Auto Workers’ strike against General Motors cost the company $1 billion in earnings and that number is expected to rise to $3 billion on the year, CEO Mary Barra said in a phone call with investors this week. Read More
A former high-level official in the United Auto Workers’ General Motors Department pleaded guilty Tuesday to taking more than $123,000 in bribes and kickbacks from vendors and contractors while working with the union. Read More
A national council for United Auto Workers voted Thursday to accept a “Tentative Agreement” that could end the union’s 33-day strike against General Motors, but includes the closure of three American facilities. Read More
Everyone wishes for a speedy resolution to the ongoing labor dispute at General Motors that results in a fair and equitable deal for the workers now on strike. Read More
A new estimate from the Lansing-based Anderson Economic Group predicts that the United Auto Workers (UAW) strike against General Motors has “jumped from impacting the initial 49,000 UAW workers to nearly 150,000 throughout the U.S. auto industry.” Read More
United Auto Workers alerted its members Sunday that negotiations with General Motors “have taken a turn for the worse.” Read More
The National Right to Work Foundation has released a notice targeted at workers affiliated with the United Auto Workers union reminding them of their right to work without joining a union. Read More
The United Auto Workers announced Sunday that local union leaders from across the country voted to go on strike after its collective bargaining agreement with General Motors expired Saturday night. Read More
The General Motors transmission plant in Warren has officially closed. Read More