“It’s like we’re working for a temporary agency”
By Shannon Jones, 10 February 2017
With only weeks to go before 1,300 layoffs, opposition is mounting to the job cuts.
By Shannon Jones, 22 April 2016
The profit figures underscore the value of the 2015 GM-UAW contract to the giant automaker and its wealthiest investors, including the United Auto Workers bureaucracy.
By Jerry White, 4 February 2016
General Motors announced that it made $11 billion in pre-tax profits last year as residents in Flint continue to suffer from the water, which was chiefly poisoned by the giant automaker.
“GM will do anything for profits and stockholders”
By our reporter, 4 February 2016
Workers said the record profits being recorded by the Detroit automakers were paid for by the blood and sweat of workers.
By Gabriel Black, 23 July 2015
The top four bargainers for the UAW—Dennis Williams, James Settles, Cindy Estrada and Norwood Jewell—have a long record of imposing the dictates of corporate management.
By Shannon Jones, 11 March 2015
The deal funnels money into the pockets of wealthy stockholders and, not coincidently, into the retiree health care fund controlled by the UAW.
By Shannon Jones, 13 January 2015
In remarks to the Detroit News, the president attempted to whitewash the role of company executives who made a calculated decision to sacrifice public safety for private profit.
GM acknowledges vehicle defect to blame
By Shannon Jones, 26 November 2014
GM did not disclose its finding regarding the cause of the crash in a death inquiry it submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
By Shannon Jones, 23 October 2014
Reports indicate that Honda and other automakers knew that airbags on their vehicles could explode, posing a risk of death or injury to occupants, but dragged out a recall.
By Shannon Jones, 29 August 2014
To date there have been 107 death claims relating to a deadly ignition defect that can cause airbags not to deploy.
“GM is alright with safety as long as it doesn’t interfere with sending parts out the door.”
By Jerry White, 3 July 2014
James L. Gibson, a 48-year-old worker for Quaker Chemical, was pronounced dead at Marion General Hospital about an hour after the blast.
By Shannon Jones, 1 July 2014
GM hopes to settle on the cheap its liabilities from a deadly ignition defect tied to numerous fatal crashes.
By Shannon Jones, 26 June 2014
Despite thousands of complaints, GM classified the problem as a “customer satisfaction” issue.
By Shannon Jones, 20 June 2014
A US House of Representatives panel investigating the recent GM recall failed to ask CEO Mary Barra or attorney Anton Valukas any serious or penetrating questions
By Jerry White, 6 June 2014
The internal investigation claims bureaucratic incompetence and communication glitches were behind the automaker’s failure to recall defective vehicles responsible for scores if not hundreds of fatal accidents.
By Andre Damon, 20 May 2014
Last week the US Department of Transportation ended its investigation into General Motors over an ignition switch default, which led to the loss of at least 13 lives.
By Shannon Jones, 15 May 2014
The family of Brooke Melton is asking for the reopening of the lawsuit over the death of their daughter in the crash of her Chevrolet Cobalt.
By Shannon Jones, 9 April 2014
The defect has been linked to fatal crashes in which dozens, and possibly hundreds, have been killed.
By Shannon Jones, 9 April 2014
A large proportion of those killed in crashes linked to the GM ignition defect were young people in their teens or early twenties.
By Shannon Jones, 2 April 2014
Committee members repeatedly suggested that the problem was merely a lack of communication within the company.