The chip shortage is idling Ford plants – and Ford autoworkers

Jul 1, 2021
The automotive business has its ups and downs, but union contracts protect workers from big pay cuts.
A Ford worker at an F-150 truck plant in Michigan. Cutting F-150 production would put a dent in company revenue and employee paychecks.
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This year has been a "roller-coaster ride" for automakers

Jul 29, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic forced Ford, GM and Fiat Chrysler to close factories and halt production. They're expected to report large losses.
Analysts say this could be one of the most difficult quarters for carmakers in modern history. Pictured: Cars for sale at a Ford dealership in the Queens borough of New York City.
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Vehicle sales crash in April, analysts say, dropping by half

May 1, 2020
Pickup truck sales are holding up better than some other vehicles, spurred by incentives like zero-percent financing deals.
A line of Ford F-150 trucks. Dealer incentives tend to work well with truck buyers.
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Elon Musk and Tesla report a profit for the first quarter, despite COVID-19

Apr 30, 2020
It's the automaker's third profitable quarter in a row.
Musk told investors Wednesday that the company is "pedal to the metal" on expansion right now.
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Automakers roll out incentives to woo uncertain consumers

Mar 24, 2020
Offers include seven-year interest-free loans and no payments for six months.
Automakers are offering deals, like six months of payment deferral, to entice people to buy during the global COVID-19 pandemic.
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How electric cars sparked GM's exodus from Australia, New Zealand and Thailand

Feb 17, 2020
It's part of a larger strategy to exit unprofitable markets.
A sign is viewed at the General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly as they announced the closing of multiple facilities including this one on November 26, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan.
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Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant builds the Ford Explorer, Police Interceptor Utility and the Lincoln Aviator.
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UAW says its 49K members at GM plants will go on strike

Sep 15, 2019
After contract negotiations between the United Auto Workers Union and General Motors break down, strike action planned for midnight on Sunday.
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High stakes in automaker labor negotiations

Jul 15, 2019
The Big Three have a profitable decade behind them. But from changing consumer tastes to the advent of the autonomous car, threats loom on the horizon.
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Fiat Chrysler and Renault might be headed toward a merger

May 27, 2019
A team-up between the two companies could lead to a huge boost in production, but a decrease in demand for new cars is expected.
The logos of automobile companies (LtoR) Abarth, Lancia, Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Jeep are pictured at the entrance to the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) at the Fiat Mirafiori car plant on May 27, 2019 in Turin, northern Italy. - French and Italian-US auto giants Renault and Fiat Chrysler are set to announce talks on an alliance, with a view to a potential merger.
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