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Here’s How Much Interest Dropped For GM’s Sedans And Small Cars

Even with all the exciting new car debuts at the 2018 LA Auto Show, the big news this week is that General Motors is slashing its car lineup, closing plants and laying off some 14,000 workers. The automaker cited a need to invest in EVs and autonomy, and a decline in interest in small cars …

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GM Workers Hung ‘Whites Only’ Bathroom Signs and Nooses at Toledo Plant: Lawsuit 

Workers from the Toledo plant say they were routinely subjected to racist signs and remarksPhoto: General Motors A new lawsuit filed in federal court alleges General Motors failed to address a rampant culture of racism at its Toledo transmission plant. There, black workers were subjected to “whites only” bathroom signs, routinely called racist slurs, and …

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Here’s President Trump Threatening GM’s Electric Car ‘Subsidies’ Over the Plant Closures

Trump and GM CEO Mary Barra in 2017.Photo: AP Ever since the news broke yesterday that General Motors was slashing North American jobs to prepare for our possible electric/autonomous/horrible future, nearly everyone has wondered: What will President Trump, who campaigned on a platform of bringing back and keeping American auto jobs, have to say about …

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Making Good Cars Isn’t Enough

Yesterday, General Motors shocked the business world with news that despite strong profits as of late, it will close several North American plants and lay off some 15,000 workers as part of a massive restructuring. There’s a theory that if GM just made better, segment-leading cars it wouldn’t have been put in this position—but the …

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Union Workers Walk Out of GM’s Oshawa Assembly Plant Following Closure Announcement

Photo: GM By lunchtime today, General Motors had announced that it was closing down five of its North American assembly and propulsion plants next year, including the Oshawa Assembly in Ontario, Canada. Following the announcement, unionized workers at the Oshawa plant walked out in protest, and the union president claims GM’s decision goes against the …

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The Part of Detroit Destroyed For A Doomed GM Plant

The deal to launch the GM plant in Poletown was fraught with controversy. Photo: GM When General Motors announced today that it planned to cut up to 14,000 jobs and might close five U.S. plants, the scope of the restructuring plan caught practically everyone by surprise. It also reopened a particularly sore wound in Detroit, …

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Here’s Everything GM Is Closing Down As It ‘Invests In The Future’

The announcement came MondayPhoto: Paul Sancya (AP) General Motors confirmed news of a major restructuring underway Monday, announcing that five North American plants will be closed, while up to 15 percent of its salaried workforce will be slashed. It marks the end of the plant that makes the Chevrolet Cruze in Ohio, the death of …