Auto Industry

UAW picket line photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR/MSU

United Auto Workers Union members are starting to consider the details of the tentative agreement reached with General Motors on Thursday.

The UAW strike against GM is nearing the end of its fifth week, and workers will continue to picket while a ratification vote is conducted.


LAFCU photo
Courtesy photo

A Lansing area credit union will begin offering services tailored to striking UAW members on Thursday.


Picketing UAW workers photo
Kevin Lavery / WKAR/MSU

At midnight Sunday night, the United Auto Workers Union struck General Motors over the failure to reach agreement on a new contract. Picket lines quickly went up in front of Lansing’s GM facilities.


UAW picketers photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR/MSU

Picket lines went up this morning at Lansing’s two General Motors plants.


2019 Ram 1500
FCA Media

Fiat Chrysler is adding more than 693,000 Ram pickup trucks to a series of recalls to fix tailgates that can open while the trucks are being driven.

Ford Sign
jeepersmedia / Flickr

Ford is recalling more than 550,000 trucks and SUVs in North America because seat backs may not properly restrain people in a crash.

Parked Cars
Pixabay Creative Commons

A survey shows that alerts from new driver assist systems are so annoying that some motorists are turning the features off.

Gas Station
Pixabay Creative Commons

Four major automakers have reached a deal with California to increase gas mileage and greenhouse gas emissions standards, bypassing the Trump administration's plan to freeze standards at 2021 levels.

Detroit auto show
Joe Dandron / WKAR

In recent years, Detroit automakers have been at relative peace with the United Auto Workers union because times have been good and profit-sharing checks have been fat.

Lee Iacocca's Legacy

Jul 3, 2019
Lee Iacocca
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A giant of the American automotive industry has died. Lee Iacocca was 94. WKAR’s Scott Pohl talks about Iacocca’s legacy with Paul Eisenstein of TheDetroitBureau.com.


Lee Iacocca
CSPAN

Former colleagues say ex-Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca has died at age 94 in Bel Air, California.

Ford is cutting about 7,000 white-collar jobs, which would make up 10% of its global workforce.

Google's self-driving car spinoff Waymo says it will reopen an axle plant in Detroit to convert conventional vehicles so they can drive autonomously.

AutoNation USA
AutoNation USA

AutoNation, the country's largest auto dealership chain, went outside the auto industry to find its new chief executive, appointing a top leader from the USAA financial services company.

Cars on freeway
WKAR-MSU

America's auto industry is bracing for a potential escalation in President Donald Trump's tariff war with the world, one that could weaken the global auto industry and economy, inflate car prices and trigger a backlash in Congress.

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