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Nation Dec 04Takata recalls dangerous air bag inflators in some BMW cars
The company is adding about 1.4 million front driver inflators to recalls in the U.S., according to government documents posted Wednesday.
Nation Nov 20United Auto Workers president steps down as GM sues rival over union bribery
United Auto Workers President Gary Jones abruptly resigned Wednesday, capping a tumultuous day that saw union leaders move to oust him and General Motors accusing rival Fiat Chrysler in a lawsuit of bribing union officials to get more favorable contract…
Nation Nov 20GM sues Fiat Chrysler over union bribes
The lawsuit alleges that Fiat Chrysler corrupted the bargaining process with the UAW in the 2009, 2011 and 2015 union contracts to gain advantages over General Motors.
Nation Nov 13Union enacts ethics reforms in wake of federal investigation
Acting President Rory Gamble announced a package of reforms Wednesday designed to stop embezzlement and bribery that was unearthed by a continuing federal investigation into corruption that has implicated the UAW’s current and past presidents.
Nation Oct 29Automakers side with Trump in legal fight with California
General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota and 10 smaller automakers are siding with the Trump administration in a lawsuit over whether California has the right to set its own greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy standards.
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.