Canadian and US autoworkers call for a united struggle against GM’s assault on jobs

By Will Morrow, 1 December 2018

The broad support for a united struggle by workers contrasts with the efforts by the UAW and Unifor to fan the flames of nationalism.

Germany: IG Metall union and works councils agree to job and wage cuts at Opel

By Dietmar Henning, 2 June 2018

The union and works councils have signed up to almost every demand of PSA boss Carlos Tavares and Opel chief Michael Lohscheller.

“It’s like we’re working for a temporary agency”

As deadline nears, autoworkers speak on General Motors layoffs in Detroit

By Shannon Jones, 10 February 2017

With only weeks to go before 1,300 layoffs, opposition is mounting to the job cuts.

General Motors posts record first-quarter profits

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.

As its hometown of Flint remains poisoned, GM makes record 2015 profit

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”

US autoworkers speak on record profits

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.

Who’s who on the UAW negotiating team?

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.

US auto union hails $5 billion GM stock buy-back

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.

Obama defends GM cover-up of deadly ignition defect

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.

Texas woman exonerated 10 years after fatal crash

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.

Automakers covered up deadly airbag defect

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.

GM ignition defect death claims continue to mount

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.”

Worker killed in chemical explosion at Indiana GM plant

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.

GM makes minimal offer to crash victims

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.

Recall delayed because General Motors refused to call power steering failure a safety issue

By Shannon Jones, 26 June 2014

Despite thousands of complaints, GM classified the problem as a “customer satisfaction” issue.

US Congressional committee gives GM a pass on deadly ignition defect

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

Internal GM report shields top executives for cover-up of deadly car defects

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.

Obama administration whitewashes GM cover-up

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.

Family alleges GM withheld evidence in wrongful death case

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.

Repair of defective GM ignitions may take until October

By Shannon Jones, 9 April 2014

The defect has been linked to fatal crashes in which dozens, and possibly hundreds, have been killed.

Families of GM crash victims speak out

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.

General Motors CEO stonewalls House committee on ignition scandal

By Shannon Jones, 2 April 2014

Committee members repeatedly suggested that the problem was merely a lack of communication within the company.