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GM Strike Sends Ripples Across the Border, Canadian Union Prez Hints at Labor Action to Come

Plenty of workers at General Motors’ Oshawa, Ontario assembly plant soon won’t have much to do, as the UAW’s strike against GM impacts pickup production in Canada. The facility, due to stop producing vehicles by the end of the year, will temporarily lay off over a thousand workers, the automaker’s Canadian arm announced Wednesday. That’s […]

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The Union vs the General: Battle Continues As Strike Hits Day Three

The United Auto Workers and General Motors are seeking to repair their fractured relationship, sitting down for talks as the union’s strike against its first bargaining partner enters its third day. Workers walked off the job at the automaker’s numerous U.S. plants at midnight Sunday, with the UAW complaining that a last-minute offer should have […]

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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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Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid: ‘H’ Marks the Spot… of a Gravesite

Admit it — you weren’t aware Chevrolet made a hybrid version of the midsize Malibu. You’d be forgiven for replying in the affirmative, as the variant introduced for the 2016 model year sported a profile lower than that of an SOE agent in occupied France. And yet the Malibu Hybrid lived. But now it must die. […]

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The Autoworkers Strike Is Bigger Than G.M.

Successful strikes beget more strikes. When nearly 50,000 General Motors workers walked out at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, it was just the latest in the largest burst of strikes in decades. Last year’s victorious teachers’ strike in West Virginia was the initial spark, helping inspire statewide walkouts in Oklahoma and Arizona as well as strikes in […]

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G.M. Workers Say They Sacrificed, and Now They Want Their Due

DETROIT — A decade ago, when General Motors was on the brink of collapse and was ushered into bankruptcy by the federal government, the company’s unionized workers bore a significant portion of the pain to bring the automaker back to financial health. The United Auto Workers agreed to allow General Motors to hire significant numbers […]

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What the G.M. Strike Looks Like

The Flint Assembly plant has been an integral part of General Motors for more than 70 years, turning out more than 13 million vehicles and providing the livelihood of generations of workers. But on Monday, the factory’s output of Chevrolet and GMC trucks came to a halt. That’s because the United Auto Workers, whose ranks […]

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Contract Talks Restart; UAW Says GM Took Its Sweet Time Coming Up With Something Half Decent

The United Auto Workers claims General Motors waited almost literally till the eleventh hour to toss out a halfway decent offer, but by that time it was too late to bang out an agreement before an 11:59 p.m. Sunday strike deadline. As talks get underway after GM auto workers hit the streets last night, the […]

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The G.M. Strike: What You Need to Know

First, it was teachers in West Virginia, Oklahoma and Kentucky. Then hotel workers at nearly two dozen Marriotts and grocery employees at Stop & Shop locations in the Northeast. Now, in the latest work stoppage, part of a recent surge of labor activism, the United Automobile Workers have gone on strike at General Motors. The […]

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Day Off Work: GM Workers Hit the Picket Line As UAW Strike Kicks Off

<img data-attachment-id="987106" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/General-Motors-Renaissance-Center-with-Marriott-e1492698450918.jpg" data-orig-size="3827,2153" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"AP","camera":"","caption":"The General Motors logo is displayed atop the Renaissance Center in Detroit. The automaker, while doing much better following the government bailout, is still lagging some of its competitors.","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"gm_hq","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="General Motors Renaissance Center HQ" data-image-description=" GM ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/General-Motors-Renaissance-Center-with-Marriott-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/General-Motors-Renaissance-Center-with-Marriott-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-987106 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/General-Motors-Renaissance-Center-with-Marriott-610×343.jpg” alt=”General Motors Renaissance Center” width=”610″ height=”343″> […]

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Autoworkers Union Calls for Strike Against G.M.

The United Automobile Workers said Sunday that it planned to go on strike at General Motors at midnight after the two sides could not reach an agreement on a new labor contract. The current bargaining agreement expired at midnight on Saturday, with the union and company far apart on most of the major issues on […]

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With No Deal Reached, UAW Votes for Midnight Strike Against GM

<img data-attachment-id="1678044" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219.jpg" data-orig-size="1280,853" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="GM Flint Investment silverado flilnt assembly" data-image-description=" GM ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1678044 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219.jpg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Hours after a four-year contract between the United Automobile Workers and General Motors expired […]

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G.M. and Autoworkers in Talks on New Labor Contract

General Motors and the United Automobile Workers were working to hammer out a new labor agreement on Saturday in the final hours before their current contract expires. G.M. is seeking ways to lower health care and other costs, while the union hopes to get the automaker to produce more vehicles in plants in the United […]

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2020 Cadillac CT4: GM’s Gateway to Entry Level Luxury

With the reveal of the CT5 out of the way, Cadillac has been working on getting the CT4 ready for the limelight. Debuting the whole fleet today, General Motors’ replacement for the Caddy ATS doesn’t seem too bad on paper. Unlike many luxury models positioned at the entry level, CT4 comes with rear-wheel drive and […]

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S.U.V. vs. Sedan, and Detroit vs. the World, in a Fight for the Future

The humble family sedan was once inseparable from American culture, the prime mover of suburban commutes and summer road trips. But most Detroit automakers are ridding their lineups of sedans and diverting investment to S.U.V.s and crossovers, not to mention electric vehicles and self-driving tech. Detroit’s Asian and European rivals see things differently. They’re continuing […]

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Them’s the Brakes: GM Recalling 3.46 Million Vehicles in North America

<img data-attachment-id="1289865" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/2016-GMC-Sierra-eAssist-048-e1468411870668.jpg" data-orig-size="2214,1453" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"P45+","caption":"2016 GMC Sierra with eAssist","created_timestamp":"1368345977","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.88811953344993","title":"2016 GMC Sierra with eAssist","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2016 GMC Sierra with eAssist" data-image-description=" 2016 GMC Sierra with eAssist, Image: General Motors ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/2016-GMC-Sierra-eAssist-048-450×295.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/2016-GMC-Sierra-eAssist-048-610×400.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1289865″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/2016-GMC-Sierra-eAssist-048-610×400.jpg” alt=”2016 GMC Sierra with eAssist, Image: General Motors” width=”610″ height=”400″> General Motors is recalling 3.46 million examples of its […]

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Outgoing Chevrolet Bolt: Less Range, More Desire?

<img data-attachment-id="1666904" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Chevrolet-Bolt.jpg" data-orig-size="1280,853" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"3.5","credit":"Frenak\/Chevrolet","camera":"Canon EOS 5DS R","caption":"2019 Chevrlet Bolt EV","created_timestamp":"1537156800","copyright":"","focal_length":"30","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.016666666666667","title":"2019 Chevrlet Bolt EV","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV" data-image-description=" Image: Chevrolet ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Chevrolet-Bolt-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Chevrolet-Bolt-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1666904 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Chevrolet-Bolt-610×407.jpg” alt=”2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV – Image: Chevrolet” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Chevrolet-Bolt-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Chevrolet-Bolt-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Chevrolet-Bolt-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Chevrolet-Bolt-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Chevrolet-Bolt-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Chevrolet-Bolt.jpg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> […]

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2020 Corvette Convertible Reveal Scheduled for Next Month

<img data-attachment-id="1684916" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2020-Chevrolet-Corvette-stingray-road.jpg" data-orig-size="1920,1080" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2020 Chevrolet Corvette stingray road" data-image-description=" GM ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2020-Chevrolet-Corvette-stingray-road-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2020-Chevrolet-Corvette-stingray-road-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1684916″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2020-Chevrolet-Corvette-stingray-road-610×343.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”343″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2020-Chevrolet-Corvette-stingray-road-610×343.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2020-Chevrolet-Corvette-stingray-road-75×42.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2020-Chevrolet-Corvette-stingray-road-450×253.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2020-Chevrolet-Corvette-stingray-road-768×432.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2020-Chevrolet-Corvette-stingray-road-120×68.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> On Monday, General Motors confirmed the 2020 Chevrolet Convertible will debut early next month. The official date […]

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QOTD: What Weird Car Are You Always Happy To Find?

No, this isn’t one of those “one weird thing” clickbait-style posts. You know us better than that. This morning, we’re asking about weird cars you enjoy finding in any condition. You know what we mean: the cars that appeal to you (probably only you) when they randomly appear amongst the detritus of life. Given that lead […]

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Buy/Drive/Burn: Floaty American Luxury Sedans From 1988

<img data-attachment-id="1687910" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/lincoln_continental_2.jpg" data-orig-size="2048,1536" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="88 Lincoln Continental" data-image-description=" Lincoln ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/lincoln_continental_2-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/lincoln_continental_2-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1687910 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/lincoln_continental_2-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/lincoln_continental_2-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/lincoln_continental_2-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/lincoln_continental_2-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/lincoln_continental_2-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/lincoln_continental_2-120×90.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> In the late Eighties, American auto manufacturers still sold large, traditional luxury sedans in decent numbers. Their aging sedan […]

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