As carmakers restart factories, they look at steps to protect workers from COVID-19

May 18, 2020
Among the steps General Motors says it will take: providing additional protective gear, and taking workers' temperatures when they arrive.
There are about 1,500 workers on a typical shift in a car factory, according to one industry analyst.
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Musk has also threatened to move his operation out of California altogether.
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Automakers announce furloughs due to COVID-19 shutdowns

Apr 8, 2020
The auto industry is juggling the need to cut costs while preserving its workforce to ramp up once factories reopen.
Nissan has furloughed about 10,000 employees at plants in Tennessee and Mississippi.
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COVID-19 forces auto industry to adapt

Apr 8, 2020
Dealerships are ramping up online sales and offering deferred payment plans.
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Trump administration doubles down on threat to impose auto tariffs

Jan 22, 2020
If implemented, the tariffs will hurt American workers — and consumers.
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Auto loans are taking longer to pay off

Oct 2, 2019
That could hurt consumers but benefit banks and dealerships.
Ford F-150s are lined up at a dealership in Hudson, Wisconsin.
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Why the battle over fuel standards might be irrelevant for automakers

Sep 18, 2019
The Trump administration is battling California over its strict fuel standards. Regardless of who ends up winning, automakers are likely to keep increasing fuel standards.
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Why GM auto workers are striking

Sep 16, 2019
The UAW strike across the country could cost General Motors upwards of $100 million a day.
A sign in front of United Auto Workers Local 598 after the UAW declared a national strike against GM at midnight on Sept. 16, 2019 in Flint, Michigan.
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No deal: Auto workers strike against GM in contract dispute

Sep 16, 2019
Workers shut down 33 manufacturing plants in nine states across the U.S., as well as 22 parts distribution warehouses.
Members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) who are employed at the General Motors Co. Flint Assembly plant in Flint, Michigan, hold signs and react as workers drive out of the plant as they go on strike early on September 16, 2019.
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Classic cars offer students a route to modern auto repair

Aug 26, 2019
At one Connecticut school, the road to an auto repair career starts with vintage cars.
The 1934 Huppmobile restored by the students at the Raymond Hill School was on display at a recent car show in New Britain, Connecticut.
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