Archive for October, 2011
Workers at Ford’s Chicago Assembly Plant voted to reject the contract, while workers at Ford’s Sterling Axle Plant voted in favor of the deal.
President Obama and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak will visit General Motors’ Orion Township assembly plant Friday to promote a free trade agreement now before Congress that could stimulate exports of U.S.-made products to South Korea, Colombia a…
A comparison of the deals for UAW members at the Detroit Three auto companies.
After 11 weeks of tense contract talks with Chrysler, the UAW must convince 26,000 union-represented Chrysler workers to vote for a contract with smaller gains than those at General Motors and Ford.
The * * * 2012 Sonic subcompact is the latest strong entry from small-car specialist Chevrolet. Wait. Let me try again. I promise I’ll get through that sentence without laughing. Give me one more chance.
Readers comment on the quality issues of the Volkswagen Passat I reviewed last week as well as Volkswagens in general. “Former models of the Passat were engineering and reliability nightmares. Wonder if this will be more of the same?”
“What on Earth are some people thinking when they vote against ratifying these UAW contracts?” That’s the most common question I hear about labor negotiations between the UAW and General Motors, Ford and Chrysler.
General Motors is returning to the pure-electric market for the first time since the EV1’s demise 12 years ago, electrifying its tiniest car in an attempt to appeal to urban buyers. GM will launch an electric version of its global Chevrolet Spark minic…
The earthquake that crippled Japan in March may cost Toyota less than the rising yen.
Chrysler’s proposed new contract with the UAW is an enigma wrapped in a paycheck. Once you get past the obvious good news — a new lease on life for the Sterling Heights assembly plant, investment and expansion at two southeast Michigan engine pla…