GM pursues winning skill set with big layoffs

Nov 26, 2018
General Motors is shutting down production of some of its less-profitable vehicles, closing some plants and cutting an estimated 14,000 jobs. It will double its investment in autonomous and electric cars in the next two years in an effort to…
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 is increasing its investment in Michigan

Mar 28, 2017
VP Joe Hinrichs says the 'major investments have been in the works for quite some time.'
"We have to make decisions for decades," says Joe Hinrichs, Ford's executive vice president of the Americas. "So we don't get the luxury of making decisions that are four years in nature."
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Auto profits rebound, but wages don't follow

Jan 5, 2015
Is a job as an autoworker still a gateway to the middle class?
Workers build a Ford Focus on the assembly line at Ford's assembly plant in Wayne, Michigan.
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UAW and Volkswagen in talks to unionize U.S. car plant

Sep 4, 2013
'Worker's councils' will be like labor unions-lite.

The path to Michigan's right-to-work law

Dec 18, 2012
Residents of Flint reflect on Michigan's move from union stronghold to right-to-work state.