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Autoworkers are returning to General Motors plants in America Monday, and GM is employing safety measures meant to protect people from the novel coronavirus. Lansing’s two big plants are among those reopening.

Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant
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General Motors expects to resume production at Lansing’s two assembly plants next week.


cars outside plant
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GM is ramping up production in Lansing.


Economists in Michigan say the coronavirus outbreak in China could harm American automakers.

Gary Jones
UAW

The United Auto Workers union has replaced its auditing firm, added four internal auditors and has hired a big accounting firm to study its financial controls in an effort to prevent embezzlement and bribery discovered in a federal probe of the union.

Alec Gerstenberger / WKAR-MSU

Vote totals are beginning to trickle in from United Auto Workers union locals around the country on day 38 of a strike against General Motors. Some locals have strongly voted to ratify the four-year contract, but it also has been rejected elsewhere.

WKAR’s Scott Pohl talked via Skype with Michael Martinez of Automotive News about the early vote tally. Below are highlights of their conversation.


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The United Autoworkers strike against General Motors is now in its fifth week. By some estimates workers have lost more than six hundred million in wages. Now, the UAW has announced they've reached a tentative agreement with GM.

A United Auto Worker strikes outside of the Lansing Grand River assembly plant in the first week of the strike. The strike is now three weeks old and some analysts predict supplier wage losses are outpacing UAW wage losses.
Alec Gerstenberger, WKAR

The United Auto Workers strike against General Motors entered its third week Monday.  It’s estimated that GM has lost more than $135 million over the course of the strike. But the businesses that supply GM are also losing millions. WKAR’s politics reporter Abigail Censky spoke with Patrick Anderson, CEO of the Anderson Economic Group, about how much he estimates suppliers are losing. Below are highlights of their conversation.

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A strike by the United Auto Workers union has caused a parts shortage, forcing General Motors to shut down its pickup truck and transmission factories in Silao, Mexico.

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The strike against General Motors by 49,000 United Auto Workers entered its second week Monday with progress reported in negotiations but no clear end in sight.

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