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    Difficulties filling shifts stemming from the coronavirus outbreak encouraged General Motors to place salaried volunteers on assembly lines in Wentzville, MO. This has not gone over well with the UAW, which suggests GM's decision to utilize non-union staff is in direct violation of its 2019...
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    General Motors' second-quarter earnings report is out, and there's red ink to report. Hammered by the coronavirus-related shutdown of its domestic manufacturing facilities and a corresponding sales slide, the automaker reported an $800 million loss in Q2 - a far cry from the rosy, $2.42 billion...
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    Some of the people who ordered a 2020 Corvette will, unfortunately, be disappointed as Chevrolet says it won't be able to complete every order it has taken. Chevrolet will work with customers to get them a car, though it might be a 2021 model. That's according to Chevrolet spokesperson, Kevin...
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    There's inventories to be filled with trucks and crossovers, and time's wasting. After staging a cautious, production-limited restart of its North American assembly plants on May 18th, General Motors is prepared to put its foot down, boosting output at numerous locations. Hungry dealers can't...
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    Blue-collar workers have been back in the factory for a little over a week now and now GM's white-collar workers are starting to slowly repopulate its office in Warren, Michigan. "A small number of employees have returned to work at the Tech Center campus, following the safety guidelines we...
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    Chevrolet will reportedly resume production of the C8 Corvette today and that the cars produced will be MY2020. Production of MY2021 Corvettes will reportedly start on November 2. The question of whether or not Chevrolet would bother to make any more 2020 Corvettes was raised following the...
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    GM's CEO and other top executives are hitting the ground this month to visit as many of GM's 30 US production facilities as possible in the next few weeks. The tour will begin today, according to the Detroit Free Press, with a visit to the company's Lansing Delta Township plant. The plant will...
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    General Motors plans to start reopening its plants as of May 18, according to a memo it sent out to UAW members. Yesterday, the union said it would not oppose the restart date so production looks set to restart. "GM plans to begin a limited, cadenced, and site-specific approach for a return to...
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    Unlike their foreign rivals, Ford, General Motors, and, belatedly, Fiat Chrysler held off on nailing down a specific date for a production restart. The latter company was expected to begin ramping up production starting May 4th, but last week's announcement by UAW President Rory Gamble made it...
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    Automakers have been announcing plans to restart production in early May, but the UAW argues that it's still too early to safely send workers back to work, citing insufficient scientific data, according to Reuters. "At this point in time, the UAW does not believe the scientific data is...
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