Brazil: GM Workers Reject Contract, Continue Strike In Defiance Of Union

By Eduardo Parati, WSWS. -

The readiness of workers to continue their struggle for jobs and decent wages is an expression of the growing resistance of the working class in Brazil and worldwide to the assault on their [...]

General Motors Returns To Oshawa

By Tony Leah and Rebecca Keetch, Labor Notes. -

Canada - Unifor President Jerry Dias called it “a home run.” The media headlines were all about “reopening the Oshawa plant.” Unifor, the union that represents workers at the Detroit Three [...]

GM Workers Ratify Contract Though ‘Mixed At Best’

By Chris Brooks and Jane Slaughter, -

The Auto Workers' strike against General Motors came to a close this weekend after six weeks on the picket lines, with workers voting to ratify a contract that was clearly unloved but accepted [...]

GM Workers Ratify Contract Though ‘Mixed At Best’

By Chris Brooks and Jane Slaughter, -

The Auto Workers' strike against General Motors came to a close this weekend after six weeks on the picket lines, with workers voting to ratify a contract that was clearly unloved but accepted [...]

As GM Strike Enters Fifth Week, Mack Truck-Volvo Workers Launch First Strike In More Than 35 Years

By Nick Barrickman, -

Over 3,500 Mack Truck assembly workers walked out at plants in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Florida late Saturday night. Mack Truck workers will join nearly 50,000 General Motors automotive [...]

UAW Responds To GM’s Latest Offer With Counterproposal

By Dave Bartkowiak Jr., Kayla Clarke, and Rod Meloni, -

DETROIT - A letter sent to union members Friday indicates that United Auto Workers and General Motors Co. could be one step closer to reaching a tentative agreement. That's only if GM accepts the [...]

GM Backs Down On Cutting Off Healthcare For Its Striking Workers

Last week GM shocked the United Auto Workers and outside observers alike by ending healthcare coverage for striking employees, shifting the costs to the union’s strike fund. That move by GM was [...]

GM Just Took Away Our Insurance, But They Can’t Stop Our Strike

By Steve Frisque, -

Just after midnight on September 15, nearly 50,000 members of the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) walked off their jobs at 33 [...]

Striking GM Workers Arrested In Spring Hill, Tennessee For Blocking Scab Truck

By Tom Hall, -

At least five GM workers were arrested on the picket line this morning in Spring Hill, Tennessee for attempting to block a car-hauling truck from leaving the plant with new GM vehicles, [...]

Auto Workers Go On Strike After Years Of Tirelessly Helping General Motors Reach Record-Level Profits

By Staff, -

Local Union leaders from across the nation met Sunday morning after the 2015 General Motors collective bargaining agreement expired Saturday night and opted to strike at midnight on Sunday. The [...]

GM Squeezed $118 Million From Its Workers, Then Shut Their Factory

By David Welch, -

The union hall in Lordstown, Ohio, is a hive of confusion, anxiety and anger. Mostly anger. Three weeks after employees at the town’s General Motors Co. compact car plant assembled their last [...]

Auto Workers Walk Off Job To Save GM Plant

By Ed Adamczyk, -

Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Union workers at a Canadian car seat plant walked off the job Friday to protest General Motors' planned closure of an Ontario manufacturing facility. About 220 workers at the Lear [...]

UAW, Democrats Block Workers Struggle Against GM Shutdowns

By Marcus Day, WSWS -

“We absolutely have to unify to take on GM. In the 1960s, there were hundreds of thousands of GM workers and it’s been dwindling for decades.” “If we are to fight GM, we are going to have to [...]

Viewpoint: What’s Good For The Country? New Owners For GM

By Toni Gilpin, -

Just after Thanksgiving, GM declared that in 2019 it will close three major assembly and two smaller transmission facilities in North America. The bombshell announcement, which came despite GM’s [...]

GM Closures: Oshawa Needs More Than ‘Thoughts And Prayers’

By Steven High, -

All eyes in Canada have turned to Oshawa, Ont., following the announcement by General Motors that it will end auto manufacturing in the city after more than a century of production. In the coming [...]