May 26, 2016

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Efforts to unionize Camaco continue

LORAIN — The fight among American workers demanding a living wage is often seen as a political football tossed between politicians, but for those making low wages it’s a lot more personal. “Fifteen dollars an hour is a good start,” said John Terry, 41, of Lorain. “People are barely making it, getting their utilities cut Read More…

Detroit workers deal another blow to FCA-UAW contract

By Brent Snavely and Greg Gardner Detroit Free Press DETROIT — Workers at a Fiat Chrysler Automobiles assembly plant in Detroit have resoundingly rejected a four-year tentative agreement between the UAW union and the automaker, further jeopardizing chances of approval nationwide. At UAW Local 7, whose workers make the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango Read More…

Feds on verge of announcing settlement with GM over ignition switches

NEW YORK — Federal prosecutors are set to announce a settlement with General Motors that resolves a criminal investigation into how the Detroit automaker concealed a deadly problem with small-car ignition switches, according to three people briefed on the case. Under the deal, GM will pay a fine of around $900 million in a deferred Read More…

Sense of disruption looms at Frankfurt auto show

FRANKFURT, Germany — A sense of impending disruption hangs over all the shiny new cars at this year’s edition of the Frankfurt International Motor Show. The potential impact of automated driving and of extensively connected cars has pushed aside electric and low-emission vehicles as the major theme in just the two years since the show Read More…

Study: American car owners frustrated by recalls

DETROIT — Americans are less happy with their cars and trucks than at any time in more than a decade, and it’s largely because they’re getting sick of dealing with recalls. The 2015 American Consumer Satisfaction Index, an annual survey that involved 4,300 consumers, found that satisfaction with automobiles dropped for the third straight year Read More…

GM says bondholder panel supports sweetened offer

DETROIT (AP) – General Motors Corp. said Thursday a committee of bondholders has agreed to a sweetened deal proposed by the U.S. government to erase the automaker`s unsecured debt in exchange for company stock. A person familiar with the deal said that it is probable GM will file for bankruptcy protection. The person asked not Read More…

AP Source: GM to announce 14 plant closures Monday

DETROIT (AP) – The news no one wants to hear is coming Monday morning to General Motors Corp. factories across the U.S. The troubled auto giant will identify 14 factories it will close by the end of 2010 as part of its restructuring plan, according to a person briefed on the plans. The announcement could Read More…