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The 69 Words GM Employees Can Never Say

The 69 Words GM Employees Can Never Say

Engineers were supposed to watch their language

GM created a list of 69 words and phrases it didn't want engineers to use in documenting recalls to keep media and lawyers from damaging self-descriptions. Read More »

GM CEO Cries As She Meets Relatives Of Victims Killed In Recalled GM Vehicles

GM CEO Cries As She Meets Relatives Of Victims Killed In Recalled GM Vehicles

Recall has been linked to 13 deaths

General Motors CEO Mary Barra wept as she met with families of those killed in recalled GM cars, on the eve of Congressional hearings investigating the recall. Read More »

GM's First Woman CEO Hopes To Motivate Science Students

GM's First Woman CEO Hopes To Motivate Science Students

Mary Barra's appointment is unusual for more than just her gender

General Motors' first female CEO may push the automaker toward more product development. Read More »

Manufacturing Is Coming Back To The U.S. -- And Hiring

Manufacturing Is Coming Back To The U.S. -- And Hiring

Is American manufacturing poised for a comeback? The manufacturing industry lost 6 million jobs in the first decade of this century, but many experts say that the turnaround has already begun. According to one estimate by the Boston Consulting Group, as many as five million more positions could be recovered by... Read More »

GM To Add 500 IT Jobs In Texas

GM To Add 500 IT Jobs In Texas

By Tom Krisher DETROIT -- General Motors is opening a new computer center in Austin, Texas, where it plans to hire up to 500 people. The automaker said Friday that it will hire software developers, project managers, database experts and business analysts to run the first of several information technology... Read More »

GM Simplifies Vehicle Development, Cuts Jobs

GM Simplifies Vehicle Development, Cuts Jobs

DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors is restructuring its vehicle development process, cutting a layer of management and eliminating about 20 executive jobs. The company said Wednesday that no one will be fired because the cuts will come through retirements and reassignment to other positions. Read More »

GM Vows To 'Insource' Most Of Its IT Jobs: Beginning Of A Trend?

GM Vows To 'Insource' Most Of Its IT Jobs: Beginning Of A Trend?

U.S. workers have been dealing with the effects of outsourcing for years now. But in a trend that many no doubt would like to see continue, General Motors Co. has committed to bringing back technology jobs it now outsources. The automaker currently outsources about 90 percent of its information-technology... Read More »

GM Likely To Spend $500M On Employee Payments

GM Likely To Spend $500M On Employee Payments

By Tom Krisher DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors is likely to spend more than $500 million on employee bonuses and profit-sharing based on the company's performance last year. Read More »

GM Plans To Freeze Salaried Workers' Pensions

GM Plans To Freeze Salaried Workers' Pensions

By Jeff Karoub DETROIT -- General Motors Co. plans to freeze its U.S. pension plan for longtime white-collar workers and give all salaried employees annual bonuses but not pay raises in an effort to hold down expenses, officials have announced. The Detroit-based automaker said roughly 19,000 salaried... Read More »

Ford Chicago UAW Local Rejects Contract: Official

Ford Chicago UAW Local Rejects Contract: Official

By Bernie Woodall (Reuters) - Workers at a key Ford Motor Co plant in Chicago overwhelmingly rejected a four-year contract proposed by the company and the United Auto Workers, a local union official said on Thursday. Read More »

UAW Summons Local Leaders On Ford Talks

UAW Summons Local Leaders On Ford Talks

DETROIT (AP) -- The United Auto Workers may be nearing a tentative contract agreement with Ford. The union has called leaders from factories across the nation to Detroit on Tuesday. That usually means a deal has been reached. Read More »

General Motors Workers Ratify New Labor Contract -- Promising Thousands Of New Jobs

General Motors Workers Ratify New Labor Contract -- Promising Thousands Of New Jobs

By TOM KRISHER DETROIT (AP) -- Factory workers at General Motors have overwhelmingly approved a new four-year contract with the company that includes profit-sharing instead of raises for most workers and promises thousands of new jobs. The United Auto Workers union said Wednesday that 65 percent of... Read More »

GM Workers Expected To Approve New Union Contract

GM Workers Expected To Approve New Union Contract

By Tom Krisher DETROIT (AP) -- Factory workers at General Motors are likely to approve a new four-year contract with the company. Negotiators for GM and the United Auto Workers union agreed to a tentative contract on Sept. 16. Union members have until Wednesday morning to vote. Most local unions with... Read More »

UAW Says Deal With GM Creates Or Keeps 6,400 Jobs

UAW Says Deal With GM Creates Or Keeps 6,400 Jobs

By Dee-Ann Durbin and Tom Krisher DETROIT (AP) -- In exchange for an agreement to create 5,100 union jobs in the U.S., General Motors will hire thousands of less expensive employees and try to replace some longtime workers. Read More »

U.S. Auto Industry Uneasy After Weak July Sales

U.S. Auto Industry Uneasy After Weak July Sales

By Dee-Ann Durbin and Tom Krisher DETROIT -- Car buyers kept visiting dealerships in July, but not in big enough numbers to shake the auto industry's unease about its recovery. Analysts predicted only a slight rise in U.S. sales of new cars and trucks for July. A lack of discounts and continuing shortages... Read More »

United Auto Workers Wants to Save

United Auto Workers Wants to Save "Plants on The Bubble" in Talks

By Bernie Woodall DETROIT -- The 750 hourly auto workers assembling Ford Motor Co's (F.N) small pickup truck at a Minnesota plant scheduled to close by year end are hoping for a miracle in the upcoming labor talks between their union and the U.S. automaker. However, the members of United Auto Workers... Read More »

GM to Add or Keep 4,000 Jobs in US

GM to Add or Keep 4,000 Jobs in US

by JOHN SEEWER TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - General Motors says it will add or keep 4,000 jobs in the U.S. over the next year and a half. GM CEO Dan Akerson says that jobs will be added at 17 plants in eight states. He's making the announcement at a plant in Toledo, where up to 400 new workers will be hired. Read More »

GM Accused of 'Made in USA' Violations

GM Accused of 'Made in USA' Violations

General Motors, which was recently bailed out by U.S. taxpayers and is still owned in part by the federal government, has been accused by the the Made in the USA Foundation of stripping "country of origin" labels off of its cars, at auto shows around the country. The Made in the USA Foundation has charged... Read More »

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