Tag: Barra, Mary T

U.A.W. Announces Tentative Contract Deal with G.M.

The United Automobile Workers union announced Wednesday that it had reached a tentative agreement with General Motors on a new labor contract that could end a monthlong strike that has idled G.M. plants across the Midwest and South. Details of the contract terms were not released, although the union said it had “achieved major wins.” […]

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G.M. Chief Meets With Union Officials for First Time in Strike

There were smiles and handshakes between union leaders and the General Motors chief executive, Mary T. Barra, when contract talks started in July. On Wednesday, with talks stalled and G.M. plants idled for more than three weeks by a nationwide strike, Ms. Barra sat down with the union again. At G.M.’s initiative, Ms. Barra met […]

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G.M. Chief’s Test: Satisfy Striking Workers and Sustain Bottom Line

Mary T. Barra has often referred to her years of experience on the General Motors factory floor. So it was familiar terrain when the chief executive embarked this year on a tour of plants across the Midwest and South, a mission to create good will among unionized workers ahead of contract talks. At the Lake […]

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G.M. Leaves Lordstown Behind in Hard Bet on Future

Episode 6: ‘The End of the Line’ Producer/Director Alyse Shorland With its focus on a future of self-driving cars and renewable fuels, General Motors is leaving some manufacturing plants like the one in Lordstown, Ohio, in its rearview. Workers who spent a lifetime at the plant — and constructed their lives around G.M. as they […]

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Savior of G.M. Lordstown Plant, Hailed by Trump, Is a Corporate Cipher

For months, President Trump had been putting pressure on the chief executive of General Motors, Mary T. Barra, because she had decided to idle an Ohio factory and lay off 1,600 workers. “I am not happy that it is closed when everything else in our Country is BOOMING,” he said on Twitter. “I asked her […]

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