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Workers celebrate deal with GM, show union power in industry

Oct. 16, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — On the picket lines at a General Motors transmission plant in Toledo, Ohio, passing cars honked and striking workers celebrated a tentative contract deal by munching on 10 pizzas dropped off by a supporter. They had carried signs for 31 days and demonstrated the muscle the United Auto...

Markets Right Now: Stocks close mostly lower on Wall Street

Oct. 16, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. Stocks are closing mostly lower on Wall Street as losses for technology and energy companies offset gains in other sectors. Salesforce.com slumped 3.8% Wednesday and Exxon Mobil gave up 1.7%. Homebuilders benefited...

The Latest: Union says deal with GM offers 'major gains'

Oct. 16, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the United Auto Workers and General Motors reaching a tentative contract agreement (all times local): ___ 2 p.m. The United Auto Workers union's top bargainer with General Motors says a tentative deal with the company will bring "major gains" to workers. Union Vice President...

A history of key United Auto Workers strikes against GM

Oct. 16, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A rundown of notable labor events involving the United Auto Workers and General Motors Co. General Motors and the United Auto Workers reached a tentative contract deal Wednesday: 1936-37: The UAW led "sit-down" strikes at GM plants in Flint, Michigan, and other cities as a protest against...

End in sight? GM CEO Barra joins talks with striking union

Oct. 15, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors CEO Mary Barra joined negotiators at the bargaining table, an indication that a deal may be near to end a monthlong strike by the United Auto Workers union that has paralyzed the company's factories. Barra and GM President Mark Reuss were in the bargaining room early Tuesday,...

Wages, pensions, plant investments still issues in GM strike

Oct. 14, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — With the strike by factory workers against General Motors in its 29th day, there are signs that negotiators may be moving toward an agreement. After both sides exchanged barbs late last week, bargainers met late into the night during the weekend, and they've returned in the morning, talking...

China's auto sales sink 6.3% in September

Oct. 14, 2019 6:42 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's auto sales sank 6.3% in September from a year earlier and purchases of electric cars tumbled 34.2% at a time when the industry is spending heavily to meet government sales quotas for the technology, an industry group reported Monday. The global industry's biggest market is on track...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's premature win on trade, Syria fiction

Oct. 14, 2019 1:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a week of caustic rhetoric by President Donald Trump over Syria and the impeachment inquiry, and truth often took a beating. Seeking to justify pulling U.S. troops out of Syria, Trump spread false information about the total defeat of the Islamic State and misrepresented the scope...

Union boosts strike pay for GM workers as talks continue

Oct. 12, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — United Auto Workers said Saturday it's increasing strike pay for workers picketing at General Motors as the walkout by more than 49,000 employees nears the four-week mark. The union said Saturday that weekly pay will rise to $275 from $250 for members on strike, effective Sunday. It moves...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's shoddy info on Syria, impeachment

Oct. 12, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump spread shoddy information about Syria, the economy and matters at the heart of the impeachment inquiry against him in a week of caustic rhetoric. Some examples: TRUMP, on Hunter Biden, whose father is former Vice President Joe Biden, a Trump political rival: "Guy...