The strike against General Motors by the United Auto Workers is playing out amid a corruption scandal inside the UAW that has caused distrust of the union leadership among many rank-and-file members.
Negotiators for General Motors and the United Auto Workers took a break from bargaining around 9 p.m. Monday but headed back at to the tables on Tuesday as a strike by more than 49,000 employees extended into a second day.
A strike by over 49,000 United Auto workers against General Motors could have been averted had the company made its latest offer sooner, the union’s top negotiator said in a letter to the company.
The move announced Tuesday means that GM will be the focus of bargaining, and any deal with the company will set the pattern for Ford and Fiat Chrysler. It also means that if the union decides to go on strike, it will be against GM.
The Detroit-based automaker said Thursday the new round of upgrades being completed this summer will allow the plant to increase production of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickups.
The United Auto Workers union is accusing General Motors of violating a national contract by using temporary workers in Indiana instead of employing full-timers who were laid off from its factories.
President Donald Trump threatened Tuesday to cut off all federal subsidies to General Motors because of its planned massive cutbacks in the United States.
The nation’s largest automobile manufacturer said it could close up to five plants and eliminate several car models.
GM said the power steering can fail momentarily during a voltage drop and suddenly return, mainly during low-speed turns. Such a failure increases the risk of a crash.
Indianapolis-based Allegiant International has seen tremendous growth in recent years thanks to its supply-chain work with General Motors.
The companies will collaborate based on GM’s next-generation battery system, both sides said, mainly for the North American market.
Android Industries provides components for the nearby General Motors truck assembly plant.
General Motors Co. was seeking to block dozens of lawsuits over faulty ignition switches that could expose the company to billions of dollars in additional claims.
General Motors plans to invest $1 billion in U.S. factories and add thousands of white-collar jobs, measures that have been in the works for years but announced Tuesday after criticism from President-elect Donald Trump.
The work will concentrate on a 1-acre Anderson site where officials say tests have found the carcinogenic solvent trichloroethylene, or TCE.
General Motors officials are set to announce what is expected to be a major investment at an Indiana factory that will allow it to retain more than 1,400 jobs.
A federal appeals court ruling that General Motors can't use its 2009 bankruptcy to fend off lawsuits over faulty and dangerous ignition switches exposes the automaker to billions in additional liabilities, according to legal experts.