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Fiat Chrysler Workers Appear to Reject Contract Proposal – New York Times

Thursday, October 01, 2015

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UAW Members Are Said to Reject Fiat Chrysler Contract – New York Times

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

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Navistar to build medium-duty trucks for GM – The Detroit News

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Class 4/5 trucks will be built at Navistar’s plant in Springfield, Ohio, and are expected to go into production in 2018. GM said Navistar will add 300 jobs and invest $12 million to upgrade the plant to build the new vehicles.(Photo: Navistar) General Motors Co. said Wednesday it has entered into a long-term agreement with Navistar International Corp., an Illinois-based producer of trucks, buses and military vehicles, to co-develop…

Ford UAW workers threaten strike; FCA-UAW contract hangs in balance – MLive.com

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

DETROIT, MI - Workers at Ford Motor Co.’s Kansas City, Mo. truck plant are on a five-day strike notice over disagreements with the Dearborn company. The Kansas City plant employs about 7,500 workers, who build the Ford F-150. “This action is necessary for two reasons,” UAW Vice President Jimmy Settles said in a statement. ”One, it honors a commitment your National Ford Delegates unanimously agreed to in March of this year, to…

Fiat Chrysler under-reported deaths and injuries – CNBC

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Under the Tread Act, manufacturers are required to report to NHTSA within five days of the end of each month any claims that their vehicles have been responsible for crashes resulting in deaths or injuries of any severity. The NHTSA said that it had warned Fiat Chrysler in July that it had found an apparent discrepancy in its early warning data. More from the Financial…

GM and Navistar to develop and make commercial trucks – Reuters

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

U.S. automaker General Motors Co said on Wednesday it will jointly develop and assemble medium-duty commercial vehicles with truck and engine maker Navistar International Corp. GM said on Wednesday the agreement will help boost its Chevrolet commercial truck business. The move “strengthens Chevrolet’s providing commercial customers with more choices and one-stop shopping for a versatile lineup of trucks, vans and crossovers,” Ed Peper, GM’s U.S. vice president of fleet and…

Ford issues six recalls covering about 380K autos – CNBC

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Ford Motor is recalling some older Windstar minivans to because a previous rear-axle recall repair might not work. The recall covers about 342,000 vans from 1998 through 2003. The company says the Windstars were recalled previously due to axle cracks that could grow and lead to complete failure and a crash. They’re being recalled again because a reinforcement bracket from the first recall could have…

UAW FCA contract on shaky ground as voting concludes – Detroit Free Press

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Buy Photo UAW President Dennis Williams will meet Thursday with leaders of Fiat Chrysler locals to consider the union’s next move if workers reject a four-year tentative labor agreement.(Photo: Regina Boone, Detroit Free Press)Buy Photo With the proposed contract with Fiat Chrysler on shaky ground, the UAW has called its Chrysler leaders to Warren on Thursday afternoon to figure out how to patch up relations with members or to negotiate with another automaker. If the…

Fiat Chrysler Concedes Violating Rule on Reporting Death and Injury Claims – New York Times

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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UAW Fiat Chrysler deal on shaky ground as voting ends – USA TODAY

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

UAW President Dennis Williams will meet Thursday with leaders of Fiat Chrysler locals to consider the union’s next move if workers reject a four-year tentative labor agreement.(Photo: Regina Boone, Detroit Free Press) DETROIT — With the proposed contract with Fiat Chrysler on shaky ground, the UAW has called its Chrysler leaders to Warren on Thursday afternoon to figure out how to patch up relations with members or to negotiate with…

UAW VP threatens strike at Ford F-150 plant – Detroit Free Press

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

UAW Vice President James (Jimmy) Settles Jr. speaks during the 2015 Special Bargaining Convention at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit Tuesday, March 24, 2015.(Photo: Regina H. Boone) UAW Vice President Jimmy Settles told Ford workers Tuesday they should expect a different national agreement than the one Fiat Chrysler workers are voting on this week and is threatening to call a strike at Ford’s plant in Kansas City, Mo., over disagreements…

Google, Tesla bring auto spotlight to California – CNBC

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Still, Krebs and other industry experts are quick to point out that the Big 3 — especially Ford and GM — are aggressively investing in autonomous drive vehicle technology, and plan to be ready when it becomes more commonplace over the next few years. GM, for example, plans to introduce its “Super Cruise” control feature, which will allow hands- and foot-free driving on the highway, on some…

Transporation secretary seeks auto safety talks – USA TODAY

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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Fiat Chrysler Union Contract Faces Hurdles – New York Times

Monday, September 28, 2015

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Exclusive: GM to tap into connectivity, expand car sharing services – CEO – Reuters

Monday, September 28, 2015

DETROIT General Motors Co (GM.N) Chief Executive Mary Barra said the automaker plans new efforts to capitalize on the connectivity built into its cars, expanding car sharing services, offering more autonomous driving features and enabling services through smartphone apps. “Our goal is to disrupt ourselves, and own the customer relationship beyond the car,” Barra told Reuters in an interview Monday ahead of a meeting with investors and analysts scheduled for…

GM has 4 in the running for Car of the Year semifinals – The Detroit News

Monday, September 28, 2015

2016 Cadillac CT6(Photo: GM) General Motors Co. has four cars in the running for the 2016 North American Car & Truck of the Year, according to a list of semifinalists that has been released. American Honda Motor Co. Inc. has three vehicles in the running on the short list, while Toyota Motor Corp., Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., Mazda Motor Corp. and Kia Motors Corp. each have two. GM’s new 2016…

2015 Chevrolet SS Test Drive – Fox News

Monday, September 28, 2015

We’ve been here before. The end of the road, that is. Along with the bathwater that was Pontiac, General Motors threw out one of the most exciting vehicles it ever made: the G8 GXP. Not only did the full-size, four-door muscle car come with a 415 hp 6.2-liter V8, but also a six-speed manual transmission. It was a family-friendly, tire-blistering bliss, but in the heyday of expensive gas and hybrid…

2017 Fiat 124 Spider Caught Undisguised! – Car and Driver (blog)

Monday, September 28, 2015

We finally have a clear—if a little bit grainy—view of Fiat’s long-awaited 124 Spider. And although we have long known it would be based the Mazda Miata, we now see just how close the two are. Our first reaction upon seeing these spy photos is, “Wow, that looks just like a Miata.” Fiat appears to have done a bare minimum of restyling. The profile shot shows a heavier-looking nose that…