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    General Motors refuses to let the dismissal of its federal racketeering case against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles stand in the way of getting what it believes is true justice. On Monday, the automaker filed its latest claim with Wayne County Circuit Court in Michigan. These are separate from the...
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    Production of the C8 Corvette will accelerate thanks to a second shift on the line. With that, customers may start receiving their Corvettes sooner than expected. The second shift started on August 31, according to reports, and has, predictably, sped up production. Chevrolet was building 95...
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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' attempt to revive its RICO lawsuit has failed after a federal court claimed the new evidence presented was too speculative to start the legal process back up. U.S. District Judge Paul Borman dismissed the case with prejudice in July, calling it a "waste of time," but GM returned...
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    General Motors is looking at heading back to court with its lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler, according to a report from the Detroit Free Press that brings new allegations (including an FCA-paid mole) to light. In a court filing this week, GM claimed that former UAW VP and GM board member Joe...
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    General Motors' lawsuit against FCA for alleged racketeering was dismissed "with prejudice" on Wednesday. US District Court Judge Paul Borman, whose previous order for GM and FCA to meet privately was frozen by a higher court, has now thrown the case out completely. In its case, GM alleged that...
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    GM's legal team scored a small success today in its racketeering case against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The appeals court has stayed a lower court's order for the two sides to meet to resolve the issue, according to Automotive News. "In order to provide sufficient time to consider the matters...
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    The next few weeks will be very important, said GM CEO Mary Barra, during a virtual fireside chat with Credit Suisse, Tuesday. With a possible second-wave of COVID-19, the question of how GM can protect itself from more interruptions is top of mind. Despite ending the first quarter with $33.4...
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    There's a production backlog to be made up for, and industry giants Ford and General Motors don't want to ease up on the throttle. Rather than schedule a normal amount of summer downtime for plants and their employees, both automakers plan to pare back their normal idle period for select...
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    Rory L. Gamble, president of the United Autoworkers union, released a statement through the union on Friday, adding his voice to the chorus of voices outraged by the murder of George Floyd. Police officers killed Floyd, kneeling on him for nearly nine minutes, despite repeated pleas during...
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    A top General Motors executive this week said that the company hopes to return to pre-COVID production levels by June 15, according to the Detroit Free Press. "Not every facility will ramp up as fast as possible," said Philip Kienle, VP of North American manufacturing. "Ideally, in a perfect...
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    As part of a criminal probe into the United Auto Workers, 14 former Fiat Chrysler and UAW officials have been indicted, with many pleading guilty to the charges. A report last week said that General Motors was under investigation as well in the years-long investigation, but now GM and the U.S...
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    New measures are being enacted at Detroit Three plants, including General Motors, in order to help protect workers against the COVID-19 Virus, the United Auto Workers announced earlier. "We spent hours tonight in talks with the leadership of the Big 3, demanding that they do the right thing for...
  14. Automotive Industry & GM News
    A 48 hour period intended to allow GM, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to come with a counter-offer to the UAW's expressed desire to stop production for two weeks to prevent the spread of coronavirus is almost up. The UAW said today that it asked the big three to suspend US production for...
  15. Automotive Industry & GM News
    Fiat Chrysler wants to see General Motors' racketeering lawsuit dismissed, but the automaker's crosstown rival isn't in a charitable mood. GM contends that bribery of United Auto Workers officials by FCA over years of contract talks left that automaker sitting pretty, with extra labor costs...
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    Workers at 30 of GM's 52 UAW-represented facilities are going full time. The move was announced Monday and will see 930 temporary workers made permanent, full-time employees. The moves are in keeping with terms of the deal struck in GM and the UAW's four-year contract. The contract was signed...
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    The reforms announced by UAW Acting President Rory Gamble last week are already resulting in casualties. On Wednesday, the United Auto Workers Executive Board filed charges against President Gary Jones and Region 5 Director Vance Pearson under Article 30 of the UAW Constitution in a bid to oust...
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    General Motors filed a lawsuit today against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles for damages following unfair labor practices. GM sees these practices as having cost them and saved FCA substantial sums of money. The lawsuit names three former FCA executives as well as the company, according to Automotive...
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    That didn't take long. With General Motors now in possession of a ratified four-year labor agreement, a plant the automaker closed down earlier this year, and one it had no intention of restoring to its past glory, is out of its hands. Ohio's Lordstown Assembly, which fell victim to dwindling...
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    UAW members have voted to ratify a deal between the union and GM, ending a 40-day strike. The strike was the longest big-three work stoppage since 1970. Although UAW negotiators agreed to the deal with GM tentatively last week, the ultimate decision on whether or not it would end the strike...
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