GM drops employee health care, EPA to revoke CARB waiver

UAW on strike, GM cancels health insurance EPA set to revoke California Air Resources Board waiver Thirteen other states follow CARB emission’s regulations GM to employees on strike: Take two aspirin and call the UAW It’s been a rough week for General Motors employees. The UAW employees went out on strike, and GM canceled the [...]

GM CEO Mary Barra at #naias2017 scrum

General Motors CEO Mary Barra at #naias2017 scrum talked about Donald Trump's tweets and Mexico trade issues. President-elect Donald Trump named the first female CEO of General Motors, Mary Barra to a Strategic and Policy Forum, a 16-member economic and job creation advisory board. Barra said that GM will keep its small car production in [...]

My favorite videos of GM’s Ed Welburn

2008 - Ed Welburn talking about the just released Chevy Volt It had to happen at some point after all Ed Welburn had been with General Motors for forty-four years. He has been preparing us for this moment for a couple of years; talking more and more about the "team" instead of going through the [...]

Is auto leasing the new car sharing?

Car companies talk about car-sharing as a new experience, but consumers have already started the process, just in the form of automobile leasing. Leasing vehicles have been on the rise, and the Experian analyst group says that there is a strong resurgence in leasing, versus owning. Anecdotally, some of this has to do with people [...]

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Mark Reuss, the Genesis of General Motors

Mark Reuss, GM Exec VP Product, the Genesis of General Motors. Genesis and General Motors? Isn't Genesis a Hyundai? General Motors is over 100 years old, how could there be a Genesis of General Motors. Mark Reuss explains the Genesis of General Motors, and does it by using his hip surgery, and a [...]

General Motors, Marry Barra, Ed Welburn, at the Buick Avista concept car unveil

The Avista embodies the dynamic soul of Buick General Motors Chairman of the Board and CEO, Marry Barra, talked about the Buick Avista 2+2 coupe concept car that was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS2016) in Detroit, Michigan. Buick says the vision of the Avista is a contemporary grand tourer, with a [...]

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Ed Welburn, chief designer talking about General Motors global design

We caught up with Ed Welburn, GM Global designer, and talked to him about Buicks and design. General Motors is racking up the awards for some of the new cars it is producing. Ed talks about his favorite design. What are the traits of a Buick? How much of the LaCrosse is from [...]

GM sued for recalls Russian sanctions

How long has General Motors known there was an issue with the ignition switch? Can the new GM be sued for the recalls? Will sanctions against Russia hurt car companies? Was there a cover-up on May 15, 2009, when, according to the New York Times, "data in the black boxes of Chevrolet Cobalts confirmed a [...]

General Motor’s Bob Lutz on retiring

80th International Motor Show, March 2010 Geneva, Switzerland – Robert A. “Bob” Lutz is Vice Chairman at General Motors Company. For now. We were having lunch (Gruyere fondue) at the Chalet de Gruyeres in Gruyeres, Switzerland when Bob told us he was retiring. “They’re announcing it tomorrow, but it won’t be effective till [...]

No suicide notes in a depression

Winter 2009. By John Batchelor My best UAW source sends along a sobering story from Detroit of a 53 year-old laid-off, disabled GM worker, Timothy H. Regan, who quietly gave away all his possessions and waited in his recliner in his empty apartment for the knock of the eviction notice from the court. When it [...]

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