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  • DETROIT -- A Ford Motor Co. employee shot and killed himself at the company's stamping plant in Woodhaven, Mich., on Friday, police told WXYZ-Channel 7. "A disgruntled employee came in … there was a labor relation issue. At some point, he presented a gun. He did not fire at anybody," Woodhaven Deputy Police Chief Scott Fraczek said in a video clip on the station's web site. "When the officers were called, as they were approaching the subject, he pulled a gun and killed himself." A Ford spokeswoman said all co-workers are safe and have been evacuated. The factory is about 20 miles south of Detroit. A bomb squad arrived on the scene to inspect a suspicious package, which has been deemed safe. Police said no other shots were fired and no one else was injured, according to the WXYZ report. The factory encompasses about 2.6 million square feet, according to the company website, and produces door panels, floor pans, hoods, quarter panels, roofs, tailgates and truck body sides. ..

    Ford stamping plant worker fatally shoots himself

    DETROIT -- A Ford Motor Co. employee shot and killed himself at the company's stamping plant in Woodhaven, Mich., on Friday, police told WXYZ-Channel 7. "A disgruntled employee came in … there was a labor relation issue. At some point, he presented a gun. He did not fire at anybody," Woodhaven Deputy Police Chief Scott Fraczek said in a video clip on the station's web site. "When the officers were called, as they were approaching the subject, he pulled a gun and killed himself." A Ford spokeswoman said all co-workers are safe and have been evacuated. The factory is about 20 miles south of Detroit. A bomb squad arrived on the scene to inspect a suspicious package, which has been deemed safe. Police said no other shots were fired and no one else was injured, according to the WXYZ report. The factory encompasses about 2.6 million square feet, according to the company website, and produces door panels, floor pans, hoods, quarter panels, roofs, tailgates and truck body sides. ..
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  • UPDATED: 10/16/17 1:45 pm ET - adds ratification Union workers at a General Motors plant in Ingersoll, Ont., have ratified a new contract, ending a four-week strike that threatened to pinch sales of the Chevrolet Equinox. A total of 86 percent of members who cast ballots favored the four-year deal, sending employees back to work at 7 p.m. ET Monday for early startup, according to the Unifor union. Full production is set to resume at 11 p.m., Unifor said. Unifor also said 79 percent of skilled trades workers voted in favor of the pact. About 2,800 workers walked off the job at the CAMI Assembly Plant on Sept. 17. Job security was the union’s biggest demand during contract talks. Unifor had demanded the plant be named -- in writing -- the lead producer of the Equinox. That means if GM needs more of the compact crossover, CAMI would be first to get the additional work, but if sales slowed, production would be scaled back first at a pair of plants that also produce the Equinox..

    Unifor ratifies contract at GM’s Equinox plant in Canada; 86% of workers approve

    UPDATED: 10/16/17 1:45 pm ET - adds ratification Union workers at a General Motors plant in Ingersoll, Ont., have ratified a new contract, ending a four-week strike that threatened to pinch sales of the Chevrolet Equinox. A total of 86 percent of members who cast ballots favored the four-year deal, sending employees back to work at 7 p.m. ET Monday for early startup, according to the Unifor union. Full production is set to resume at 11 p.m., Unifor said. Unifor also said 79 percent of skilled trades workers voted in favor of the pact. About 2,800 workers walked off the job at the CAMI Assembly Plant on Sept. 17. Job security was the union’s biggest demand during contract talks. Unifor had demanded the plant be named -- in writing -- the lead producer of the Equinox. That means if GM needs more of the compact crossover, CAMI would be first to get the additional work, but if sales slowed, production would be scaled back first at a pair of plants that also produce the Equinox..
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  • TORONTO -- Unifor members who assemble the Chevrolet Equinox at a General Motors plant in Ingersoll, Ont., vote today on whether to ratify a tentative agreement reached late Oct. 13 and end a four-week-long strike there. Unifor’s master bargaining committee is recommending its members accept the deal reached late Friday. About 2,800 workers walked off the job at the CAMI Assembly Plant on Sept. 17. Neither the union or automaker would release details of the new deal, but Unifor officials told the Canadian Press it addresses the key concern of job security. Neither side would divulge specific language in the contract, but Unifor had demanded the plant be named -- in writing -- the lead producer of the Equinox. That means if GM needs more of the compact crossover, CAMI would be first to get the additional work, but if sales slowed, production would be scaled back first at a pair of plants that also produce the Equinox in Mexico. The automaker threatened last week to shift more produ..

    Unifor votes today on tentative contract at Equinox plant in Canada

    TORONTO -- Unifor members who assemble the Chevrolet Equinox at a General Motors plant in Ingersoll, Ont., vote today on whether to ratify a tentative agreement reached late Oct. 13 and end a four-week-long strike there. Unifor’s master bargaining committee is recommending its members accept the deal reached late Friday. About 2,800 workers walked off the job at the CAMI Assembly Plant on Sept. 17. Neither the union or automaker would release details of the new deal, but Unifor officials told the Canadian Press it addresses the key concern of job security. Neither side would divulge specific language in the contract, but Unifor had demanded the plant be named -- in writing -- the lead producer of the Equinox. That means if GM needs more of the compact crossover, CAMI would be first to get the additional work, but if sales slowed, production would be scaled back first at a pair of plants that also produce the Equinox in Mexico. The automaker threatened last week to shift more produ..
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  • General Motors of Canada has reached a tentative deal with striking members of the Unifor union after a monthlong strike at a plant that makes the Chevrolet Equinox. The agreement will now go to Unifor members for a ratification vote, GM said in a statement Friday. The deal comes a day after the Government of Ontario urged the two parties to immediately resolve the strike following a threat by GM to move all Equinox production to Mexico. Contract talks stalled over job security and led to the longest strike in 25 years at the Ingersoll, Ontario, factory known as CAMI. This report will be updated.

    GM, Unifor reach tentative deal at Ontario Chevy Equinox plant

    General Motors of Canada has reached a tentative deal with striking members of the Unifor union after a monthlong strike at a plant that makes the Chevrolet Equinox. The agreement will now go to Unifor members for a ratification vote, GM said in a statement Friday. The deal comes a day after the Government of Ontario urged the two parties to immediately resolve the strike following a threat by GM to move all Equinox production to Mexico. Contract talks stalled over job security and led to the longest strike in 25 years at the Ingersoll, Ontario, factory known as CAMI. This report will be updated.
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  • Toyota and Mazda are pressing for an incentive package of at least $1 billion from U.S. states trying to land their $1.6 billion joint car factory, according to people familiar with the negotiations. Toyota Motor Corp. and Mazda Motor Corp. plan to brief their boards on a short list of states contending for the plant in the coming weeks and announce a final selection by the end of year, said the people, who asked to not be identified because the talks are private. Scott Vazin, a Toyota spokesman, and Jeremy Barnes, who represents Mazda, both declined to comment. The tax breaks and other support Toyota and Mazda are said to be asking for could rival the package Nevada approved for Tesla Inc.'s Reno battery factory in 2014 that was valued at as much as $1.25 billion. The Japanese automakers have positioned themselves to drive a hard bargain with states by pledging to create as many as 4,000 jobs. "There haven't been any big prizes like this in a while, and there isn't e..

    Toyota, Mazda said to seek $1 billion incentive package for U.S. plant

    Toyota and Mazda are pressing for an incentive package of at least $1 billion from U.S. states trying to land their $1.6 billion joint car factory, according to people familiar with the negotiations. Toyota Motor Corp. and Mazda Motor Corp. plan to brief their boards on a short list of states contending for the plant in the coming weeks and announce a final selection by the end of year, said the people, who asked to not be identified because the talks are private. Scott Vazin, a Toyota spokesman, and Jeremy Barnes, who represents Mazda, both declined to comment. The tax breaks and other support Toyota and Mazda are said to be asking for could rival the package Nevada approved for Tesla Inc.'s Reno battery factory in 2014 that was valued at as much as $1.25 billion. The Japanese automakers have positioned themselves to drive a hard bargain with states by pledging to create as many as 4,000 jobs. "There haven't been any big prizes like this in a while, and there isn't e..
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  • UPDATED: 10/12/17 2:07 pm ET - adds details DETROIT -- General Motors plans to scale back production and temporarily shutter an assembly plant in Detroit through the end of the year amid a slump in car demand across the industry. The automaker will idle its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant for six weeks beginning in mid-November, according to a source familiar with the plans. The downtime will begin the week of Nov. 13, which had been previously scheduled. It will be followed by five additional weeks that will idle the plant through the holiday shutdown at the end of December. The move, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, will mean lay offs for roughly 1,500 workers who build the Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac CT6, Chevrolet Impala and Chevrolet Volt -- all sedans with relatively high inventories. GM, in an emailed statement, confirmed it “will be making schedule adjustments to keep supply and demand in balance,” including the plant operating under a reduced production sche..

    GM to idle Detroit-Hamtramck car plant for 6 weeks, cut output

    UPDATED: 10/12/17 2:07 pm ET - adds details DETROIT -- General Motors plans to scale back production and temporarily shutter an assembly plant in Detroit through the end of the year amid a slump in car demand across the industry. The automaker will idle its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant for six weeks beginning in mid-November, according to a source familiar with the plans. The downtime will begin the week of Nov. 13, which had been previously scheduled. It will be followed by five additional weeks that will idle the plant through the holiday shutdown at the end of December. The move, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, will mean lay offs for roughly 1,500 workers who build the Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac CT6, Chevrolet Impala and Chevrolet Volt -- all sedans with relatively high inventories. GM, in an emailed statement, confirmed it “will be making schedule adjustments to keep supply and demand in balance,” including the plant operating under a reduced production sche..
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  • UPDATED: 10/12/17 2:07 pm ET - adds details DETROIT -- General Motors plans to scale back production and temporarily shutter an assembly plant in Detroit through the end of the year amid a slump in car demand across the industry. The automaker will idle its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant for six weeks beginning in mid-November, according to a source familiar with the plans. The downtime will begin the week of Nov. 13, which had been previously scheduled. It will be followed by five additional weeks that will idle the plant through the holiday shutdown at the end of December. The move, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, will mean lay offs for roughly 1,500 workers who build the Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac CT6, Chevrolet Impala and Chevrolet Volt -- all sedans with relatively high inventories. GM, in an emailed statement, confirmed it “will be making schedule adjustments to keep supply and demand in balance,” including the plant operating under a reduced production sche..

    GM to idle Detroit-Hamtramck car plant for 6 weeks, cut output

    UPDATED: 10/12/17 2:07 pm ET - adds details DETROIT -- General Motors plans to scale back production and temporarily shutter an assembly plant in Detroit through the end of the year amid a slump in car demand across the industry. The automaker will idle its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant for six weeks beginning in mid-November, according to a source familiar with the plans. The downtime will begin the week of Nov. 13, which had been previously scheduled. It will be followed by five additional weeks that will idle the plant through the holiday shutdown at the end of December. The move, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, will mean lay offs for roughly 1,500 workers who build the Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac CT6, Chevrolet Impala and Chevrolet Volt -- all sedans with relatively high inventories. GM, in an emailed statement, confirmed it “will be making schedule adjustments to keep supply and demand in balance,” including the plant operating under a reduced production sche..
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  • UPDATED: 10/12/17 10:25 am ET - adds details DETROIT -- General Motors plans to scale back production at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant and idle about 1,500 workers, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, citing sources familiar with the plan. The company plans to shut the factory for about six weeks from mid-November, and cut production by roughly 20 percent once operations resume, the Journal reported. The move will cost about 200 workers their jobs. General Motors declined to comment. The Detroit Hamtramck plant builds the Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac CT6, Chevrolet Impala and Chevrolet Volt. Supplies of those vehicles reported by the Automotive News Data Center, as of Oct. 1: • Buick LaCrosse: 284 days, down from 286 on Sept. 1 • Cadillac CT6: 106 days, down from 145 on Sept. 1 • Chevrolet Impala: 67 days, up from 49 on Sept. 1 • Chevrolet Volt: 107 days, up from 97 on Sept. 1 Both GM and rival Ford Motor Co. have worked for most of this year to rein in high ..

    GM to idle Detroit-Hamtramck plant for 6 weeks, cut production, report says

    UPDATED: 10/12/17 10:25 am ET - adds details DETROIT -- General Motors plans to scale back production at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant and idle about 1,500 workers, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, citing sources familiar with the plan. The company plans to shut the factory for about six weeks from mid-November, and cut production by roughly 20 percent once operations resume, the Journal reported. The move will cost about 200 workers their jobs. General Motors declined to comment. The Detroit Hamtramck plant builds the Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac CT6, Chevrolet Impala and Chevrolet Volt. Supplies of those vehicles reported by the Automotive News Data Center, as of Oct. 1: • Buick LaCrosse: 284 days, down from 286 on Sept. 1 • Cadillac CT6: 106 days, down from 145 on Sept. 1 • Chevrolet Impala: 67 days, up from 49 on Sept. 1 • Chevrolet Volt: 107 days, up from 97 on Sept. 1 Both GM and rival Ford Motor Co. have worked for most of this year to rein in high ..
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  • DETROIT -- General Motors plans to scale back production at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant and idle about 1,500 workers, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, citing sources familiar with the plan. The company plans to shut the factory for about six weeks from mid-November, and cut production by roughly 20 percent once operations resume, the Journal eported. The move will cost about 200 workers their jobs. General Motors declined to comment. The Detroit Hamtramck plant builds the Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac CT6, Chevrolet Impala and Chevrolet Volt. Supplies of those vehicles reported by the Automotive News Data Center, as of Oct. 1: • Buick LaCrosse: 284 days, down from 286 on Sept. 1 • Cadillac CT6: 106 days, down from 145 on Sept. 1 • Chevrolet Impala: 67 days, up from 49 on Sept. 1 • Chevrolet Volt: 107 days, up from 97 on Sept. 1

    GM to idle Detroit-Hamtramck plant for 6 weeks, cut production

    DETROIT -- General Motors plans to scale back production at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant and idle about 1,500 workers, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, citing sources familiar with the plan. The company plans to shut the factory for about six weeks from mid-November, and cut production by roughly 20 percent once operations resume, the Journal eported. The move will cost about 200 workers their jobs. General Motors declined to comment. The Detroit Hamtramck plant builds the Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac CT6, Chevrolet Impala and Chevrolet Volt. Supplies of those vehicles reported by the Automotive News Data Center, as of Oct. 1: • Buick LaCrosse: 284 days, down from 286 on Sept. 1 • Cadillac CT6: 106 days, down from 145 on Sept. 1 • Chevrolet Impala: 67 days, up from 49 on Sept. 1 • Chevrolet Volt: 107 days, up from 97 on Sept. 1
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  • General Motors on Wednesday warned leaders of Canada's Unifor labor union that it will start to wind down production of its popular Chevrolet Equinox small crossover at an Ontario factory unless workers there call off a month-long strike. The strike has been fueled by the union’s local chapter’s desire for more job security -- it wants GM to designate the plant the lead producer of the Equinox -- and the national body’s opposition to the North American Free Trade Agreement. A GM official familiar with the discussions says there is a high degree of frustration with the impasse that started Sept. 17 when about 2,500 employees walked of the job. The official said in doing so, Unifor has created a problem that doesn’t exist. Unifor leader Jerry Dias told Reuters on Wednesday that GM officials said they would ramp up production of the vehicle at two plants in Mexico that build the Equinox and a similar model, the GMC Terrain if the walkout is not called off. "GM just told us today ..

    GM warns Canadian union it could wind down striking CAMI plant

    General Motors on Wednesday warned leaders of Canada's Unifor labor union that it will start to wind down production of its popular Chevrolet Equinox small crossover at an Ontario factory unless workers there call off a month-long strike. The strike has been fueled by the union’s local chapter’s desire for more job security -- it wants GM to designate the plant the lead producer of the Equinox -- and the national body’s opposition to the North American Free Trade Agreement. A GM official familiar with the discussions says there is a high degree of frustration with the impasse that started Sept. 17 when about 2,500 employees walked of the job. The official said in doing so, Unifor has created a problem that doesn’t exist. Unifor leader Jerry Dias told Reuters on Wednesday that GM officials said they would ramp up production of the vehicle at two plants in Mexico that build the Equinox and a similar model, the GMC Terrain if the walkout is not called off. "GM just told us today ..
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