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Nation Oct 16GM and union reach tentative deal that could end strike
The deal was hammered out Wednesday but it won't immediately end the strike by more than 49,000 workers.
Nation Oct 06GM-UAW talks take turn for worse; settlement not near
DETROIT — Contract talks aimed at ending a 21-day strike by the United Auto Workers against General Motors have taken a turn for the worse, hitting a big snag over product commitments for U.S. factories, a union official wrote in…
Economy Sep 17GM workers continue strike as contract talks resume
The walkout by upward of 49,000 United Auto Workers members has brought to a standstill more than 50 factories and parts warehouses.
Nation Sep 15Union votes to strike at General Motors’ US plants
The United Auto Workers union announced that its roughly 49,000 members at General Motors plants in the U.S. will go on strike Sunday night because contract negotiations with the automaker had broken down.
Nation Sep 06Trump challenges California deal to limit car pollution
The U.S. Justice Department opened an antitrust probe into the July deal between Honda, Volkswagen, Ford and BMW to agree to stricter emissions standards than preferred by President Donald Trump.
Nation Aug 30Politics of climate change put corporations in tough spot
Companies are being forced to choose between supporting the Trump administration's deregulation policies that could boost profits or opposing them to win over environmentally conscious consumers.
Nation Jul 17Men who lost family members in Max crash seek safety changes
Two men who lost family members in the crash of a Boeing 737 Max airliner in Ethiopia called on Congress to change Federal Aviation Administration procedures.
World Jun 26California and Canada sidestep Trump with deal to work on vehicle emissions
Few details were offered under the deal announced Wednesday, but it's clear that Canada would be amenable to stricter regulations that now match those in California and 13 other states, setting up a conflict with the Trump administration's plans to…
Politics Jun 11AP fact check: Trump overstates benefits from Mexico tariffs
In tweets Tuesday, President Donald Trump exaggerated how much of the auto industry had moved to Mexico and inaccurately asserted that if he imposed a tax of 25 percent on all Mexican goods, all the automaker jobs would immediately return…
Nation May 20Ford is cutting 7,000 white-collar jobs
In a major restructuring plan designed to save about $600 million per year, Ford said will trim thousands of jobs by August.