Week 8: Strike Breakthrough

Finally, after 40 days of idle factories, the strike of UAW workers at GM plants has ended. The strike, which has been a major storyline of this blog since week 3, officially stopped when UAW workers confirmed the new labor deal with a 57% majority. Nora Naughton of the Wall Street Journal reports that theContinue reading “Week 8: Strike Breakthrough”

Week 5: A Paradigm Shift in the Auto Industry

Although the UAW strike at GM plants has entered a third week, it will still be a while before a resolution is reached. I know I am repeating myself from previous posts, so I will not say too much more on this matter. However, most recently, Nora Naughton and Ben Colias of the Wall StreetContinue reading “Week 5: A Paradigm Shift in the Auto Industry”

Blog Post 4: The Strike Goes On

As the UAW strike at General Motors plants headed into a second week, it is starting to negatively affect the Michigan economy. Although the impact is localized for now, if the strike continues, it could spell trouble. Kris Maher of the Wall Street Journal cites several economists who worry, “Michigan’s economy could be vulnerable toContinue reading “Blog Post 4: The Strike Goes On”

Week 2: Busy Week for General Motors

General Motors found themselves in the news several times this week for a few reasons. Let’s take a look: On Wednesday, Mike Colias of the Wall Street Journal reported that General Motors has issued a recall on around 3.5 million trucks and SUVs for faulty brakes. He writes, “a mechanical vacuum pump that assists inContinue reading “Week 2: Busy Week for General Motors”

Introduction to General Motors

General Motors, currently headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, was incorporated in in 1908 and originally headquartered in Flint, Michigan. The company is currently under the leadership of CEO Mary T. Barra. General Motors is a widespread automobile manufacturer. Many automobile brands fall under GM’s umbrella, such as Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac. With such an extensiveContinue reading “Introduction to General Motors”

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