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UAW Kicks Off Negotiations with Ford Talking Tough

UAW Kicks Off Negotiations with Ford Talking Tough

The United Auto Workers kicked off 2019 labor negotiations with the union taking a hard line, reminding officials from the Ford Motor Co. that automakers they have enjoyed a period of prosperity and a restless union membership is looking for its share in the new...
Ford, GM Keep Taking Sales Hits in China; Q2 Results Down

Ford, GM Keep Taking Sales Hits in China; Q2 Results Down

As China’s automotive sales have slumped, Ford and General Motors are taking their lumps with Ford’s sales falling 21.7% in the first quarter and GM seeing a 12.2% decline during the same period. Ford’s results were in improvement over its first quarter tally, when...
Ram Takes No. 2 Spot in Pickup Sales from Chevy Silverado

Ram Takes No. 2 Spot in Pickup Sales from Chevy Silverado

For much of the past year, Fiat Chrysler’s Ram brand has been creeping up on Chevrolet’s sales of the full-sized Silverado. That is no longer the case as during the second quarter, Ram outsold Silverado for the first time, taking over the No. 2 spot behind Ford. Ram...
UAW Claims GM Truck Plant Facing Manpower Shortage

UAW Claims GM Truck Plant Facing Manpower Shortage

General Motors, which is facing a major challenge from competitors eager to chip away at its market share in the valuable full-size pickup truck segment, could face new difficulties at a key truck assembly plant. United Auto Workers Local 2209, which represents some...
Jeep Takes Top Spot Again on American-Made Index

Jeep Takes Top Spot Again on American-Made Index

The discussion of what constitutes an “American” car, truck or sport-ute can end up in a rather heated chat given today’s climate; however, there is a standard and using it, the “most American” vehicle for 2019 is the Jeep Cherokee — again. The Cherokee took the top...
Exclusive: FCA Has Big News Coming in Electrification

Exclusive: FCA Has Big News Coming in Electrification

Not all that long ago, former Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne was asking potential customers not to buy the automaker’s all-electric Fiat 500e because it lost too much money on every one of them. Just months before his unexpected death, Marchionne began to shift...