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Unifor suspends attacks on GM as parties negotiate future for Oshawa plant

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Canadian trade union Unifor is suspending its media campaign against GM after talks appear to progress toward a future for Oshawa Assembly.

Tesla factory workers took twice as many days off last year than in 2017 because of injury or sickness

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Workers at Tesla's auto plant spent twice as many days away from their jobs due to work-related injuries and illnesses, after adjusting for workforce growth, in 2018 than in 2017, Bloomberg reports, citing a report Tesla filed with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. While the total number of injuries from Fremont employees increased by around 28%, the rate of injuries per hour worked was about the same as in 2017, according to Bloomberg.

GM Declined Offer to Keep Lordstown Plant Open

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - General Motors could have avoided the latest round of flogging via Twitter from President Donald Trump about its Lordstown, Ohio plant if it had accepted an offer from one of its dealers. Cleveland-based dealer Bernie Moreno reportedly met with GM officials last fall with an offer to buy as many as 180,000 Chevy Cruzes annually as part of a nationwide ride-hailing fleet to rival Uber and Lyft. The deal could have run as long as five years.

Reports Claim GM Snipped Potential Lordstown/Chevrolet Cruze Lifeline

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - The president of a UAW local that represented General Motors workers at the now shuttered Lordstown Assembly plant isn’t happy knowing there was a chance that the mothballed facility could still be cranking out Chevrolet Cruzes.

Unifor 'quite optimistic' some GM Oshawa jobs will be saved

Posted By GMbeat on Articles - Unifor President Jerry Dias says he's "quite optimistic that we're going to be maintaining some sort of a footprint in Oshawa." The union is so hopeful that it has postponed an aggressive multimedia campaign against GM.