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GM Files State Lawsuits Against FCA Over Racketeering Claims

General Motors refuses to let the dismissal of its federal racketeering case against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles stand in the way of getting what it believes is true justice. On Monday, the automaker filed its latest claim with Wayne County Circuit Court in Michigan. These are separate from the New Jersey lawsuit it has targeting former […] The post GM Files State Lawsuits Against FCA Over Racketeering Claims appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, New Jersey, Fca, Gm, Lawsuits, Autos, Automotive Industry, Michigan, Bribery, Industry News, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, UAW, Wayne County Circuit Court, News Blog, Union News, Hot Legal Action


Ford Chosen by Unifor as Canadian Bargaining Target

Unifor has selected the Ford Motor Company as its target for collective bargaining. Once negotiations conclude, the union will be using the terms established with the automaker to lay the groundwork for pattern deals with General Motors and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. While the talks have not yet begun, we already know Unifor wants to cement […] The post Ford Chosen by Unifor as Canadian Bargaining Target appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Ford, 2020, Fca, Gm, Autos, Collective Bargaining, Fiat Chrysler, Ford Motor Company, Unifor, UAW, Ford of Canada, News Blog, Union News, Jerry Dias, Contract Negotiations


Ex-UAW Prez Dennis Williams Snared by Corruption Probe, Charged With Embezzlement

The writing was on the wall for months, ever since federal agents raided former United Auto Workers president Dennis Williams’ home last September. Since hosting those gun-toting visitors, Williams cooled his heels, uncharged by waiting for the inevitable hammer to drop. We say inevitable, as Williams’ name was mentioned as a co-conspirator in the trial […] The post Ex-UAW Prez Dennis Williams Snared by Corruption Probe, Charged With Embezzlement appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Corruption, Government, Williams, Autos, Law And Order, Crime And Punishment, UAW, United Auto Workers, Dennis Williams, News Blog, Union News


UAW Slams GM for Allowing Office Staff on Assembly Lines

Alleged absenteeism stemming from the coronavirus outbreak encouraged General Motors to place salaried volunteers on assembly lines in Wentzville, MO. This has not gone over well with the UAW, which suggests GM’s decision to utilize non-union staff is in direct violation of its 2019 labor contract. The union claims white-collar workers have no business being […] The post UAW Slams GM for Allowing Office Staff on Assembly Lines appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Production, Factories, Gm, Autos, Industry News, UAW, Wentzville, News Blog, Union News, Assembly Lines, Factory News, UAW Slams GM


Judge Denies GM Bid to Reinstate Racketeering Case Against FCA

General Motors’ attempt to revive its RICO lawsuit has failed after a federal court claimed the new evidence presented was too speculative to start the legal process back up. U.S. District Judge Paul Borman dismissed the case with prejudice in July, calling it a “waste of time,” but GM returned with new evidence it hoped might […] The post Judge Denies GM Bid to Reinstate Racketeering Case Against FCA appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Fca, Gm, Autos, Bribery, Scandals, Industry News, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, UAW, News Blog, Union News, Alphons Iacobelli, Hot Legal Action, Union Scandals, Paul Borman, Corporate Warfare


Fiat Chrysler to Judge: GM’s Being Paranoid, Please Ignore

General Motors desperately wants to reopen a case dismissed last month by a federal judge, but Fiat Chrysler’s having none of it. The racketeering lawsuit filed by GM against its crosstown rival alleged that FCA secured unfair labor advantages over GM via bribed UAW officials, with the automaker claiming last week that it possesses new […] The post Fiat Chrysler to Judge: GM’s Being Paranoid, Please Ignore appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Lawsuit, General Motors, Fca, Gm, Autos, Bribery, Law And Order, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, UAW, News Blog


GM Asks Court to Reinstate RICO Suit Against FCA, Claims New Evidence

Last November, General Motors filed a racketeering suit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, claiming its rival was involved in a prolonged bribery scheme with UAW leaders to gain an unfair labor-cost advantage. Despite FCA already having staff participating in a vast union corruption scandal, U.S. District Judge Paul Borman dismissed the GM case in July after […] The post GM Asks Court to Reinstate RICO Suit Against FCA, Claims New Evidence appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Fca, Gm, Autos, Bribery, Scandals, Industry News, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, UAW, News Blog, Union News, Alphons Iacobelli, Hot Legal Action, Union Scandals, Paul Borman, Corporate Warfare


SUV Plant to Remain Open After GM Rebuffs UAW Request

If you’ve visited an airport recently, you probably heard on CNN that cases of COVID-19 are on the rise in jurisdictions that largely escaped the earlier wave. Against this backdrop, General Motors came under pressure this week to cease operations at its Arlington, Texas assembly plant. Home to four full-size SUV models currently undergoing a […] The post SUV Plant to Remain Open After GM Rebuffs UAW Request appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Texas, General Motors, Cnn, Production, Gm, Autos, Chevrolet, ARLINGTON Texas, UAW, Arlington Assembly, News Blog, Coroanvirus


Chilly Visit: Court-ordered Manley-Barra Meeting Now Includes Lawyers

The coronavirus pandemic and waves of protests may have captured much of the nation’s attention, but holdovers from the Before Times remain. Among them, General Motors’s racketeering lawsuit against rival Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Remember that? GM claims FCA, with the help of corrupt UAW officials, hammered out mutually beneficial labor deals that gave the Italian-American […] The post Chilly Visit: Court-ordered Manley-Barra Meeting Now Includes Lawyers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Lawsuit, General Motors, Fca, Gm, Autos, Law And Order, Fiat Chrysler, Crime And Punishment, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, UAW, News Blog, Racketeering, Before Times, UAW union news, Manley Barra


C8 Corvette Production Seems Cursed

Thanks to last year’s prolonged UAW strike and this year’s global pandemic, production of Chevrolet’s new Corvette is way behind schedule. As reported previously, GM had already dialed back the expected number of 2020 C8s headed to dealers by roughly 20 percent before the coronavirus touched down in North America. Unfortunately, reopening factories hasn’t magically […] The post C8 Corvette Production Seems Cursed appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Production, Gm, Autos, North America, Chevrolet, Corvette, UAW, Chevrolet Corvette, News Blog, C8, Production Delays, 2020 Chevrolet Corvette, Factory Closures, Vehicle Launch


Ex-UAW Prez Pleads Guilty to Racketeering

Gary Jones, the former United Auto Workers president who stepped down last November amid growing suspicion of wrongdoing, pleaded guilty Wednesday to involvement in a racketeering scheme that saw UAW officials soak themselves in funds earmarked for workers. Jones is the biggest fish thus far caught in a wide net cast by federal investigators — […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Corruption, Autos, Law And Order, Jones, Crime And Punishment, Gary Jones, UAW, United Auto Workers, News Blog, Union News


Report: U.S. Ramp-up of GM Pickups Paused As Parts Prove Precious

While General Motors earned the right to resume production in Mexico on Thursday, parts procurement in the gradually reopening North American economy remains a serious roadblock. U.S. plants came online May 18th following two months of pandemic-prompted downtime. Of topmost importance to all members of the Detroit Three are their hot-selling pickup lines, though UAW- […] The post Report: U.S. Ramp-up of GM Pickups Paused As Parts Prove Precious appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Mexico, Supply Chain, General Motors, Production, Gm, Autos, Trucks, Detroit, Chevrolet Silverado, UAW, Detroit Three, GMC Sierra, Flint Assembly, Pickups, News Blog, Fort Wayne Assembly


Ex-UAW Prez Arraigned, Expected to Play Nice With Feds

Former United Auto Workers President Gary Jones was arraigned via video link yesterday, catapulting the disgraced union boss back into the headlines two months after his arrest on charges of embezzlement, racketeering, and defrauding the U.S. government. During a videoconference held by the U.S. District Court in Detroit, Jones’ attorney entered a not-guilty plea for […] The post Ex-UAW Prez Arraigned, Expected to Play Nice With Feds appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Law And Order, Crime And Punishment, U S District Court, Gary Jones, UAW, News Blog, Union News, Former United Auto Workers, Detroit Jones


Ford Will Start Phase Production In North America With Safety Protocols

Dearborn, Mich., May 7, 2020 – Ford is targeting a phased restart for its North America operations beginning May 18, including restarting vehicle production in North America and bringing back the first wave of employees unable to do their jobs remotely. “We’ve been working intently with state and federal governments, our union partners, and a cross-section of our workforce to reopen our North American facilities,” explained Jim Farley, Ford’s Chief Operating Officer. “We have reopened our fac...
Tags: Europe, China, Ford, Autos, Michigan, North America, UAW, Car News, Gary Johnson Ford, Jim Farley Ford, Coronavirus, Ford Motor Company Original, Van Dyke Transmission Plant, Flat Rock Assembly Plant Flat Rock Michigan, Oakville Assembly Complex Oakville Ontario, Ford Motor Company Designing New Protocols Ford


For Fiat Chrysler, Minivans and Muscle Cars Might Have to Wait

Fiat Chrysler is prepared to ramp up its U.S. manufacturing presence starting May 18th, but the situation on the south side of the Detroit River is another story. That’s according to Unifor President Jerry Dias, whose union represents Detroit Three autoworkers in Canada. Dias’ U.S. counterpart, UAW President Rory Gamble, is now on board with […] The post For Fiat Chrysler, Minivans and Muscle Cars Might Have to Wait appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Production, Canada, Fca, Autos, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, UAW, Detroit Three, Detroit River, News Blog, Rory Gamble, Coronavirus, Unifor President Jerry Dias, Canada Dias U S


GM Announces Quarterly Profit, Aims for May 18th Restart

Like its domestic rival, Fiat Chrysler, General Motors is also looking to begin firing up U.S. assembly plants on May 18th. The news first came by way of The Detroit Free Press, which learned of alerts sent from plant managers to UAW workers at GM’s Lansing Delta Township and Flint operations. The automaker later confirmed […] The post GM Announces Quarterly Profit, Aims for May 18th Restart appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Production, Gm, Autos, Flint, Detroit Free Press, UAW, Lansing Delta Township, News Blog, U S assembly, High Finance, Coronavirus, Fiat Chrysler General Motors


Fiat Chrysler Posts Big Loss, Eyes Production Restart ASAP

The first quarter of 2020 spilled a tsunami of red ink over Fiat Chrysler’s balance sheet, with the automaker posting a $1.84 billion net loss. FCA seemed to be the canary in the coal mine when it came to the coronavirus, as the automaker was forced to idle an assembly plant in Europe even when […] The post Fiat Chrysler Posts Big Loss, Eyes Production Restart ASAP appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Government, Production, Fca, Autos, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, UAW, News Blog, Coronavirus


Suppliers to Michigan: Production Delays Are Bad for Business

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) and Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) have issued a letter to Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer saying they’re ready to start delivering components to manufacturers. Despite Detroit automakers signaling a readiness to resume production, Whitmer has extended stay-at-home orders through May 15th — lifting some earlier restrictions on business and travel. However, […] The post Suppliers to Michigan: Production Delays Are Bad for ...
Tags: Supply Chain, Autos, Automotive Industry, Michigan, Detroit, UAW, MEMA, News Blog, Parts Suppliers, Gretchen Whitmer, Whitmer, Original Equipment Suppliers Association OESA, COVID-19, Original Equipment Suppliers Association, OESA, Stay-at-home Orders


Ford ‘Confident’ It’ll Have the Transfer Cases It Needs

As it woos the UAW with health protocol and assesses suppliers to ensure their readiness when production resumes (whenever that ends up being), Ford Motor Company says a crucial component it needs for a great number of big-ticket vehicles will be there, too. Hoping to get all of its ducks in a row before Michigan […] The post Ford ‘Confident’ It’ll Have the Transfer Cases It Needs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Supply Chain, Production, Ford, Autos, Michigan, Lincoln, Suppliers, Parts, Ford Motor Company, UAW, BorgWarner, News Blog


Still No Restart Date for Detroit Three: UAW

Thursday’s health and safety update from Ford offered up details on that automaker’s back-to-work plan, with new info provided on how the company plans gradually ramp up production amid a pandemic. Ford seemed to suggest that its new protocol had the backing of a crucial organization: the United Auto Workers. While neither the company nor […] The post Still No Restart Date for Detroit Three: UAW appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, General Motors, Production, Ford, Fca, Gm, Autos, Detroit, UAW, United Auto Workers, News Blog, Fiat. Chrysler, Coronavirus, Unuion News


‘We’re Ready’ Says Ford COO As Company Awaits Lockdown Easing

Ford Motor Company’s chief operating officer, Jim Farley, joined the company’s chief human resources officer, Kiersten Robinson, and manufacturing and labor affairs boss Gary Johnson for a media Q&A Thursday, offering up details on what it will look like when the automaker returns to the business of cranking out cars trucks and SUVs. That’s already […] The post ‘We’re Ready’ Says Ford COO As Company Awaits Lockdown Easing appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Government, Production, Ford, Autos, Ford Motor Company, Gary Johnson, UAW, Jim Farley, News Blog, Kiersten Robinson, Coronavirus, Ford COO As Company


Not So Fast: Automakers Rethink an Earlier Start

The generally agreed-upon early-May production restarts floated a couple of weeks ago were clearly not set in stone. Not for everyone, anyway. While Fiat Chrysler tossed its tentative May 4th restart to fall in line with the Detroit Three and placate the UAW, other automakers are reaching their own conclusion that earlier might not be […] The post Not So Fast: Automakers Rethink an Earlier Start appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Production, Vw, Autos, Toyota, Volkswagen, Detroit, Fiat Chrysler, UAW, News Blog, Coronavirus


Report: May 18th Could Be It for Detroit Three

Unlike their foreign rivals, Ford, General Motors, and, belatedly, Fiat Chrysler held off on nailing down a specific date for a production restart. The latter company was expected to begin ramping up production starting May 4th, but last week’s announcement by UAW President Rory Gamble made it the odd man out. The plan’s now off […] The post Report: May 18th Could Be It for Detroit Three appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Production, Ford, Fca, Gm, Autos, Fiat. Chrysler, UAW, Detroit Three, Ford General Motors, News Blog, Assembly Plants, Rory Gamble, Coronavirus


Back to Work in Early May? Not So Fast, Says UAW

The domestic auto industry is revving its engines, ready to cautiously punch the accelerator, but something’s standing in its way. That something would be United Auto Workers President Rory Gamble, who on Thursday appealed to companies to put the green flag away and think of their employees instead. Seeing automakers angling for a production restart […] The post Back to Work in Early May? Not So Fast, Says UAW appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Production, Industry, Autos, UAW, United Auto Workers, Detroit Three, News Blog, Union News, Rory Gamble, Coronavirus


UAW Predictably Endorses Biden for President

With very little going on in the automotive realm amid the pandemic, we decided to check in on the United Auto Workers to see if another chapter had been added to the organization’s ongoing corruption scandal. Not much news on that front, though the union did announce its pick for presidential candidate. On Tuesday, it […] The post UAW Predictably Endorses Biden for President appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Biden, UAW, United Auto Workers, News Blog, Union News, Auto Workers, Union endorsement


First GM-Ventec V+Pro Ventilators Ready for Delivery

KOKOMO, Ind. – General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) has begun mass production of the Ventec Life Systems V+Pro critical care ventilator under contract to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. “Thousands of men and women at GM, Ventec, our suppliers and the Kokomo community have rallied to support their neighbors and the medical professionals on the front lines of this pandemic,” said GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra. “Everyone wants to help turn the tide and save lives.” Teamwork Amid ...
Tags: Mary Barra, Gm, Autos, Seattle, U S Department of Health and Human Services, UAW, Barra, United Auto Workers, Kokomo, Kokomo Ind, Car News, General Motors Co NYSE, Ventec Life Systems, Coronavirus, UAW GM Department, Ventec


Ford partners with Thermo Fisher on COVID-19 collection kits, expands production to face masks, gowns

Ford has expanded its plan to produce critical medical equipment and supplies, including a new effort to make reusable gowns from airbag materials as well as a partnership with scientific instrument provider Thermo Fisher Scientific to ramp up production of COVID-19 collection kits to test for the virus. This broader plan highlights the latest effort by automakers and medical device manufacturers to help ease a shortage of equipment and supplies such as face shields, face masks, protective go...
Tags: Health, TC, Hardware, Supply Chain, Tech, Automotive, Ford, Michigan, 3m, Henry Ford, UAW, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Thermo Fisher, Kansas City Assembly Plant, Plymouth Mich, Vreeland


Ford partners with Thermo Fisher on COVID-19 test kits, expands production to face masks, gowns

Ford has expanded its plan to produce critical medical equipment and supplies, including a new effort to make reusable gowns from airbag materials as well as a partnership with scientific instrument provider Thermo Fisher Scientific to ramp up production of COVID-19 collection kits to test for the virus. This broader plan highlights the latest effort by automakers and medical device manufacturers to help ease a shortage of equipment and supplies such as face shields, face masks, protective go...
Tags: Health, TC, Hardware, Supply Chain, Tech, Automotive, Ford, Michigan, 3m, Henry Ford, UAW, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Thermo Fisher, Kansas City Assembly Plant, Plymouth Mich, Vreeland


UAW Names Independent Ethics Officer, Creates Moral Advisory Committee and Hotline

Hoping to bounce back from its ongoing corruption scandal, the UAW announced the placement of its new independent ethics officer on Wednesday. The union group expressed a need for an independent ethics officer after Rory Gamble took over for defamed former UAW President Gary Jones late last year. “As the acting president, I’m committed to putting in […] The post UAW Names Independent Ethics Officer, Creates Moral Advisory Committee and Hotline appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Hotline, Gary Jones, UAW, Ethics Board, News Blog, Union News, Wilma Liebman, United Automobile Workers, Union Corruption, Rory Gamble


GM to Make Face Masks for Frontline Workers

DETROIT – As the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the country, it created a critical shortage of face masks. To help protect workers in essential services across the country, GM launched a rapid-response project to produce masks at scale on Friday, March 20. Seven days later, the team had produced their first sample on the new production line. By next week, GM expects to deliver its first 20,000 masks to frontline workers. Without help from GM’s partners around the globe, the project would ...
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Michigan, Detroit, Auburn Hills, UAW, Thom, Holland Michigan, John F Martin, Car Talk, Aaron Leitz, JR Automation, Peter Thom, Esys Automation, Karsten Garbe



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