Top News & Analysis Michigan

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 19- Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos on Thursday committed the online retailer to being carbon neutral by 2040 and said it would order 100,000 electric delivery vehicles as part of that pledge. Bezos announced a number of actions at a press conference in Washington ahead of Climate Week in New York next week, a global gathering...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 19- The Trump administration said on Thursday it is revoking California's authority to set its own auto tailpipe emissions standards and to require some zero-emission vehicles- a decision that will spark a massive legal battle over the future of U.S. vehicles and the most populous state's regulatory role. Currently, California's more...

  • President Donald Trump and the state of California went to war on Wednesday over who should set the standards in the United States for vehicle emissions and electric cars, foreshadowing a legal battle over environmental policy issues that will affect the auto industry and consumers. Trump tweeted that vehicles would be "far less expensive" and "substantially...

  • BOWLING GREEN, Ky., Sept 17- General Motors Co shifted health insurance costs for its striking workers to the United Auto Workers union as its members walked the picket line for the second day on Tuesday. In Bowling Green, Kentucky, they blocked the three entrances to the assembly plant, which normally builds the Chevrolet Corvette. Salina Alexander, who works in the...

  • BOWLING GREEN, Ky., Sept 17- General Motors Co shifted health insurance costs for its striking workers to the United Auto Workers union as its members walked the picket line for the second day on Tuesday. In Bowling Green, Kentucky, they blocked the three entrances to the assembly plant, which normally builds the Chevrolet Corvette. Salina Alexander, who works in the...

  • DETROIT, Sept 17- Self-driving truck startup TuSimple said on Tuesday it raised an additional $120 million from investors to be used to expand long-haul services for truck fleets and jointly develop an autonomous commercial vehicle with truck makers and suppliers. The company's new investors include Chinese alternative investment firm CDH Investments,...

  • DETROIT, Sept 16- A new family of electric vehicles, an all-electric pickup truck and an advanced battery system could draw much of the $7 billion that General Motors Co has pledged to invest in the United States as parts of contract talks with the United Auto Workers. Much of that investment is likely earmarked for the production of electric vehicles at two...

  • UAW members on strike outside a GM plant in Flint Michigan on Sept. 16th, 2019.

    About 48,000 United Auto Workers members went on strike against General Motors today. The strike was the first in 12 years, as workers asked to share in the company's success.

  • FLINT, Mich./ DETROIT, Sept 16- Willie Elzy has been readying for a possible strike against General Motors Co for months and, pointing to a parking lot full of freshly built pickup trucks, he says it's clear the automaker has been preparing too. At midnight around 48,000 U.S. hourly workers at GM represented by the United Auto Workers headed for the picket lines after...

  • *Lost production could cost GM up to $50 million a day. DETROIT, Sept 16- Negotiators for General Motors Co and the United Auto Workers resumed talks Monday at 10 a.m. EDT to resolve a strike that shut down the automaker's highly profitable U.S. operations. Lost production could cost GM as much as $40 million to $50 million a day, RBC Capital Markets estimated in a note...

  • *Lost production could cost GM up to $50 million a day. DETROIT, Sept 16- Negotiators for General Motors Co and the United Auto Workers are scheduled to restart bargaining Monday to resolve a strike that shut down the automaker's highly profitable U.S. operations. Lost production could cost GM as much as $40 million to $50 million a day, RBC Capital Markets...

  • DETROIT, Sept 16- Negotiators for General Motors Co and the United Auto Workers are scheduled to restart bargaining Monday to resolve a strike that shut down the automaker's highly profitable U.S. operations. During the walkout, UAW members will get $250 a week from the union's strike fund. GM spokesman Tony Cervone said the automaker "couldn't agree more" with...

  • A study published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine found that more than half of patients with the lung illness- 24 of 41- who were extensively interviewed in Wisconsin and Illinois reported having used the "Dank Vapes" brand. The New York State Department of Health identified "Dank Vapes" and "Chronic Carts" as products containing Vitamin E acetate, a...

  • DETROIT/ WASHINGTON, Sept 15- The United Auto Workers went on strike at General Motors just after midnight Sunday and about 48,000 hourly workers at its facilities are headed for the picket lines in the morning, union officials said early Monday. "We do not take this lightly," Terry Dittes, the UAW vice president in charge of the union's relationship with GM, said at a...

  • DETROIT/ WASHINGTON, Sept 15- The United Auto Workers said on Sunday that its roughly 48,000 hourly workers at General Motors Co facilities would go on strike as of midnight on Sunday after U.S. labor contract talks reached an impasse, the first nationwide strike at GM in 12 years. "We do not take this lightly," Terry Dittes, the UAW vice president in charge of the...

  • DETROIT, Sept 15- The United Auto Workers said on Sunday that its roughly 48,000 hourly workers at General Motors Co facilities would go on strike as of midnight Sunday after U.S. labor contract talks reached an impasse, the first nationwide strike at GM in 12 years. "We do not take this lightly," Terry Dittes, the UAW vice president in charge of the union's...

  • DETROIT, Sept 15- The United Auto Workers said on Sunday that its roughly 48,000 hourly workers at General Motors Co facilities would go on strike as of midnight Sunday after U.S. labor contract talks reached an impasse, the first nationwide strike at GM in 12 years. The union has been fighting to stop GM from closing auto assembly plants in Ohio and Michigan and...

  • DETROIT, Sept 15- The United Auto Workers said on Sunday that its roughly 48,000 hourly workers at General Motors Co facilities would go on strike as of midnight Sunday after labor contract talks reached an impasse over wide-ranging issues from wages to health care benefits and temporary workers. "We do not take this lightly," Terry Dittes, the UAW vice president...

  • DETROIT, Sept 15- The United Auto Workers said that its members will go on strike against General Motors Co as of Sunday evening, after a lack of progress in contract talks on key issues from wages to health care benefits, temporary employees, job security and profit sharing. "We do not take this lightly," Terry Dittes, the UAW vice president in charge of the union's...

  • DETROIT, Sept 14- A federal corruption probe of top union officials stirred growing uncertainty about collective bargaining talks on Saturday, as the current labor contract between the United Auto Workers and General Motors Co was set to expire at the stroke of midnight. This year's talks between the union and GM, Ford Motor Co and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV...