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GM shifts gears in Ohio, winding down production at Lordstown plant

by Adrian Ma Mar 8, 2019
For 1,500 workers, the road ahead is an uncertain one.
As the final Chevy Cruze shift ended, some workers gathered outside the plant to protest GM’s decision to put the facility in “unallocated” status.
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GM reports strong fourth-quarter earnings

by Mitchell Hartman Feb 6, 2019
General Motors released positive fourth-quarter earnings on Wednesday. This comes just two months after the car manufacturer pledged to eliminate several car models and reduce its workforce by 14,000 jobs. GM says the planned factory closures and layoffs will save the…
General Motors CEO Mary Barra holds a media briefing prior to the start of the 2015 GM Annual Meeting of Stockholders at GM world headquarters June 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. 
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Why Detroit is going all-in on heavy-duty trucks

by Ben Bradford Feb 6, 2019
General Motors this week announced plans to build a new heavy-duty Chevy Silverado pickup truck in Michigan as it cut 4,000 jobs.
The heavy-duty chassis of the new General Motors 2020 Chevy Silverado HD is shown at the GM Flint Assembly Plant on February 5, 2019 in Flint, Michigan.
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GM's profit outlook is rising after announcing restructuring in November

by Mitchell Hartman Jan 11, 2019
Back in November, General Motors unloaded a big bummer of an announcement: five plant closures, about 15,000 layoffs and the dispensing of several car models. GM said all that would save $4.5 billion by 2020. Today, GM CEO Mary Barra…

GM Canada's company town has learned from past layoffs

by Emma Jacobs Dec 6, 2018
As the automaker's Oshawa, Ontario, plant has shed jobs, the local economy has been forced to diversify.
Image of the General Motors plant and headquarters in the 1940s.
Courtesy of the Archival Collection at the Oshawa Museum

Amid cutbacks, tariffs are adding to GM's financial woes

by Mitchell Hartman Nov 27, 2018
GM announced plant closures in North America and thousands of layoffs, tariffs are also weighing down the car company.
A worker wears a t-shirt during a information session at Local 222 in Oshawa, Ontario, on November 26, 2018.
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GM pursues winning skill set with big layoffs

by Justin Ho 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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Why American auto companies no longer want to sell actual cars

by Janet Nguyen Nov 26, 2018
The Big Three — Ford, GM and Chrysler — are moving away from car sales in the U.S. and instead focusing on bigger vehicles like SUVs and pickup trucks for the American market.
Chevrolet Cruze cars offered for sale in Lyons, Illinois.
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GM to slash 14,000 jobs in North America

by Associated Press Nov 26, 2018
The reduction includes 8,100 white-collar workers, some of whom will take buyouts and others who will be laid off.
GM CEO Mary Barra addresses the 2018 General Motors Annual Meeting of Shareholders.
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What Honda's investment in GM means for self-driving cars

by Justin Ho Oct 3, 2018
Autonomous cars made more interesting in a deal that's more Silicon Valley than Detroit.
The logo of U.S. carmaker General Motors, or GM, is visible on the front grille of a GM Hydrogen 4 fuel cell-powered car at a presentation by Opel and GM on November 26, 2008 in Berlin, Germany
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