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The global car industry shut down in less than a week as the coronavirus pandemic gripped the planet. This timeline reveals exactly how the unprecedented events unfolded.

As the coronavirus outbreak intensified in Europe and North America, the auto industry took the unprecedented step of shutting down factories on both sides of the Atlantic. The decisions moved forward at a staggeringly rapid pace. In the span of less than a week, the entire Western auto industry effectively […]
The global car industry shut down in less than a week as the coronavirus pandemic gripped the planet. This timeline reveals exactly how the unprecedented events unfolded.
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Ford, GM, Fiat Chrysler, and United Auto Workers union agree to partial shutdown of US plants as coronavirus spreads, despite many in Europe shutting down completely

General Motors, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles won’t completely close down factories in the US as the coronavirus pandemic worsens, but they and the United Auto Workers union agreed to engage in partial, rotating shutdowns. The UAW had previously called on the companies to shut down factories for two weeks, […]
Ford, GM, Fiat Chrysler, and United Auto Workers union agree to partial shutdown of US plants as coronavirus spreads, despite many in Europe shutting down completely
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GM’s workforce ratifies new contract, ending longest strike in 50 years

GM’s 49,000 UAW-represented workers have ratified a new four-year contract. The vote ends the longest strike against a major US automaker in 50 years. The workforce secured low-cost healthcare, wager increases, a signing bonus, increased profit-sharing, and a quicker path to full-time status for temporary workers. GM also confirmed that […]
GM’s workforce ratifies new contract, ending longest strike in 50 years
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GM CEO Mary Barra met with top UAW leadership to overcome strike impasse

GMCEO Mary Barra met with UAW President Gary Jones and Vice-President Terry Dittes with a strike against the carmaker reaching into its fourth week. The meeting evidently encouraged negotiators to overcome an impasse and continue working through remaining contract issues. GM’s50,000 UAW-represented workers have been on strike since Sept. 16; […]
GM CEO Mary Barra met with top UAW leadership to overcome strike impasse