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General Motors, Unifor Ink Deal for Oshawa Plant

General Motors, Unifor Ink Deal for Oshawa Plant

General Motors Canada and Unifor have announced a plan to convert elements of the Oshawa Assembly plant into an arts-making operation, saving some 300 manufacturing jobs, and vehicle test center for autonomous and advanced vehicles. The “Transformation Agreement”...
Fiat Chrysler Cutting Shift at Canadian Minivan Plant

Fiat Chrysler Cutting Shift at Canadian Minivan Plant

Facing a sharp drop in the sales of minivans, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV confirmed it will trim one shift at the automaker’s assembly plant in Windsor, Ontario, across the river from Detroit. The cutbacks will result in the loss of 1,500 jobs at the plant and in...
UAW Sues General Motors Over Plant Closures

UAW Sues General Motors Over Plant Closures

The United Auto Workers union took its protest of the closing of three General Motors’ plants in Michigan, Ohio and Maryland to another level Tuesday filing suit against the company to prevent the shutting down of the facilities and preventing the elimination of...
Rock Star Sting Joins Protest Against GM Oshawa Closure

Rock Star Sting Joins Protest Against GM Oshawa Closure

Union workers at General Motors’ plant in Oshawa, Ontario, have found a high-profile ally in their fight to prevent the announced closure of the plant: Musical star Sting. The musician, who has won multiple Grammys and fronted The Police before expanding into acting...
Audi, Toyota Proclaimed Big Super Bowl Ad Winners

Audi, Toyota Proclaimed Big Super Bowl Ad Winners

Last night’s Super Bowl may not have been the most impressive display of football ever, but as New England Patriots QB Tom Brady sought his sixth ring, automakers sought those less interested in Brady’s quest and more compelled by the commercials between drives. While...
Unifor Boycott of GM in Canada Making an Impact

Unifor Boycott of GM in Canada Making an Impact

In the wake of General Motors decision to shutter its assembly plant in Oshawa, Ontario, just outside of Toronto, the idea boycott to GM products is appealing to a significant number of Canadians, according to Unifor, the union that represents Canadian autoworkers. An...
UAW Seeks to Reverse GM Plant Closure Decisions

UAW Seeks to Reverse GM Plant Closure Decisions

The United Auto Workers has succeeded in reversing plant closing decisions in the past and union leaders believe they can pressure General Motors Co. into reversing its decision to close factories in the United States and Canada. Frank Stuglin, a member of the...
Union, Activists Plan GM Protests Outside Charity Preview

Union, Activists Plan GM Protests Outside Charity Preview

The Union Auto Workers and union activists are planning demonstration ahead of North American International Auto Show charity preview to protest General Motors’ plans to close five plants. The UAW is organizing a candlelight vigil at the Labor Monument on Jefferson a...
Unifor Puts Pressure on GM in New Advertising Campaign

Unifor Puts Pressure on GM in New Advertising Campaign

Unifor, the union representing autoworkers in Canada, has launched an advertising campaign attacking General Motors’ decision to shutter plants and idle workers. Jerry Dias, Unifor president, the successor to the old CAW, hase advertising campaign objective is...
GM Listens to Unifor Proposals about Canadian Plant

GM Listens to Unifor Proposals about Canadian Plant

General Motors Co. is promising to respond by Jan. 7, to Unifor, the Canadian union that represents GM workers, which has laid out proposals that would maintain production at an assembly plant in Oshawa, Ontario, GM is preparing to shutter permanently. Unifor...