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Cadillac’s XTS Has an End Date to Etch on Its Tombstone; Union Anticipates Additional Jobs at Oshawa Assembly

Following last week’s announcement of a new, less-populous future for General Motors’ once doomed Oshawa Assembly plant, a promise backed up by $170 million in company cash, the union representing workers at the Canadian facility has revealed when its current products will bite the dust. Under a company-wide streamlining effort outlined last year, Oshawa would […] The post Cadillac’s XTS Has an End Date to Etch on Its Tombstone; Union Anticipates Additional Jobs at Oshawa Assembly appeared first...
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GM’s Oshawa Assembly to Stay in Company Hands, Switch Roles

All this GM assembly plant news dropping today… Announced Wednesday, GM’s Oshawa Assembly, Canada’s oldest auto plant, will not close permanently come the end of the year. After product disappears from its expansive confines later in 2019, the plant will swap hats, leaving its auto manufacturing role in the past. Unfortunately for employees, while some […] The post GM’s Oshawa Assembly to Stay in Company Hands, Switch Roles appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Unifor Awaits GM’s Response to Jobs-saving Proposal

Eight months ahead of the planned shutdown of Canada’s oldest auto plant, union officials are on pins and needles, hoping General Motors prove receptive to its plan to save some of the 2,600 jobs at Oshawa Assembly. Unifor, the union representing Detroit Three autoworkers north of the border, has submitted a proposal to GM in […] The post Unifor Awaits GM’s Response to Jobs-saving Proposal appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Unifor Head Says Labor Board Ruling Won’t Stop a Future Strike

Ontario Labor Relations Board Chairman Bernard Fishbein recently ruled that Unifor’s actions over the winter were illegal under the province’s Labor Relations Act, stipulating that the union must “cease and desist from engaging in, authorizing or counseling unlawful strikes or engaging in any act that is likely to cause employees at the Inteva, Lear or […] The post Unifor Head Says Labor Board Ruling Won’t Stop a Future Strike appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Rocked by GM’s Plant Cull, Ontario Seeks to Shore Up Its Auto Sector

General Motors’ decision to stop the flow of product to Ontario’s Oshawa Assembly plant by the end of 2019 has the province’s government promising cash and a slew of measures to keep the auto industry alive north of the border. Ontario holds the bulk of Canada’s auto-related manufacturing jobs, with the sector adding up to […] The post Rocked by GM’s Plant Cull, Ontario Seeks to Shore Up Its Auto Sector appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Shots Fired: GM Sics Lawyers on Autoworkers Union Over ‘Misleading’ Ad

There’s no love lost between General Motors and Canadian Detroit Three autoworkers union Unifor. The former plans to shutter the historic Oshawa Assembly plant in Ontario this year, the latter would prefer it didn’t. It would also prefer some product to build there. Amid the turmoil surrounding GM’s wide-ranging cost-cutting efforts, Unifor released a commercial […] The post Shots Fired: GM Sics Lawyers on Autoworkers Union Over ‘Misleading’ Ad appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Advertising, General Motors, Gm, Autos, Ontario, Unifor, Detroit Three, News Blog, Union News, Oshawa Assembly, GM Sics Lawyers on Autoworkers Union


Building a Wall: Unifor Announces Boycott of Mexican-made GM Vehicles

Two days after blockading roads leading to General Motors’ Canadian headquarters, autoworkers union Unifor rolled out an invisible wall to be placed between Canadians and GM vehicles built south of the Rio Grande. The union’s call to boycott Mexican-made GM products doesn’t come as a surprise; Unifor president Jerry Dias threatened it in the past […] The post Building a Wall: Unifor Announces Boycott of Mexican-made GM Vehicles appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Mexico, General Motors, Canada, Gm, Autos, Boycott, Unifor, Rio Grande, News Blog, Union News, Jerry Dias, Oshawa Assembly, GM Vehicles


Faint Hope for GM’s Oshawa Assembly Ahead of Jan. 7 Decision

It isn’t looking good. There’s a greater-than-likely chance we’ll soon have a flexible yet unwanted assembly plant sitting vacant on the other side of the lake from Rochester, New York, joining two transmission facilities, Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly, and Lordstown Assembly on GM’s Island of Misfit Plants. The union representing Detroit Three automakers north of the border […] The post Faint Hope for GM’s Oshawa Assembly Ahead of Jan. 7 Decision appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Union Set to ‘Waste General Motors’ in Canada

It’s been roughly a month since General Motors announced it would be shuttering Oshawa Assembly, leaving the facility’s nearly 3,000 employees and Canada’s auto union more than a little annoyed. Unifor leadership has said it intends to meet with GM executives on December 20th and discuss the automaker’s plans for the Oshawa facility in Detroit. However, […] The post Union Set to ‘Waste General Motors’ in Canada appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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GM will kill off these 6 Chevy, Buick, and Cadillac sedans when it idles select factories in 2019

General Motors announced on Monday that it would idle three assembly plants in North America and cut more than 14,000 jobs in a major strategy shift. The company indicated it would also shift its resources away from passenger cars and toward crossovers, SUVs, trucks, and electric vehicles. GM also confirmed that six passenger-car models made at the plants would go out of production. These models include the Chevrolet Cruze, Impala, and Volt; the Cadillac CT6 and XTS; and the Buick LaCrosse. G...
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GM will kill off these 6 Chevy, Buick, and Cadillac sedans when it closes select factories in 2019

GM announced on Monday that it will idle three assembly plants and cut more than 14,000 jobs in a major strategy shift. The company will also shift its resources away from passenger cars towards crossovers, SUVs, trucks, and EVs.  In addition, GM confirmed that the passenger car six models made at the soon-to-be-closed factories will go out of production.  These models include the Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Impala, Chevrolet Volt, Cadillac CT6, Cadillac XTS, and Buick LaCrosse. General Motors...
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GM plans to cut more than 14,000 jobs, close factories as downturn looms

First, came the voluntary buyouts. Now, GM is ramping up its belt-tightening measures with cuts to factory and white-collar workers, plant closures in North America and the elimination of several car models as it tries to transform into a nimble company focused on high-margin SUV, crossovers and trucks and investments in future products like electric and autonomous vehicles. The actions, which are meant to safeguard the automaker from an expected downturn in the U.S. market, will increase GM’s a...
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GM to Cease Production of Chevy Cruze at Lordstown Plant

General Motors announced Monday it will cease production of the Chevy Cruze in early 2019 -- the only vehicle its Lordstown plant produces. In a press release, GM said it will cut 15 percent of its salaried workers and new products will be brought to fewer plants next year. Plants that will be "unallocated" in 2019 include Lordstown, as well as Detroit-Hamtramck in Michigan and Oshawa Assembly in Ontario, Canada. [Author: Anna Huntsman]
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GM will stop building cars at 3 North American factories and cut its salaried workforce by 15% in 2019 as it shifts to electric and self-driving cars (GM)

GM announced Monday that it would idle three factories in North America. The automaker said it would shift resources to investing in electric and autonomous vehicles. GM is also rightsizing its manufacturing capacity ahead of a possible economic downturn or recession. General Motors announced on Monday that it would stop building vehicles at three factories in North America in 2019. According to the automaker, the Oshawa Assembly in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada; the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly in M...
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Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Head North After Eight-Year Absence

General Motors hasn’t made an official announcement about the new product destined for Ontario’s Oshawa Assembly plant, only saying that pickups would be sent there for final assembly. However, much like with Ford’s returning Bronco and Ranger, it often comes down to union brass to spill the beans about product allocation. In this case, the […] The post Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Head North After Eight-Year Absence appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Second Shift Coming as GM’s Oshawa Plant Shifts Towards Trucks

A General Motors plant once described as being on life support might not be out of the woods yet, but there’s a new ray of light at Oshawa Assembly — Canada’s oldest auto factory. The plant’s supply of models has dwindled in recent years, with only the Chevrolet Impala and aging Cadillac XTS sharing space with […] The post Second Shift Coming as GM’s Oshawa Plant Shifts Towards Trucks appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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