Detroit automaker wants to focus on markets where it can drive strong returns, making the same moves in Japan, Russia and Europe.
Agreements provide for improved severance packages for employees compared with the legislated minimum requirements.
Pay raises and a huge signing bonus, union’s top-notch health care changed little.
Four-year deal will be used as a template in bargaining with Ford and Fiat Chrysler.
Companies suffered varying degrees of damage from the sudden shutdown of operations on Sept. 16.
They warn if automaker can close their plants, it can close other plants too.
GM’s latest offer included wage increases, lump-sum payments, top-notch health insurance, promises of new products for many US factories.
Union touts “major gains” for workers after months of bargaining.
Unifor president cites plant cutbacks and closures on both sides of the border following pledges to maintain operations.
33 manufacturing plants down in nine states across the US, plus 22 parts distribution warehouses.
St. Catharines propulsion plant lighting project is cutting electricity use.
Peer-to-peer platform allows GM customers to rent out their vehicles, offsetting some ownership costs.
Unifor leader calls on Trudeau to work with Trump to keep manufacturing jobs from shifting south.
Automaker is betting on electric vehicles, mobility services and autonomous cars and trucks.
Company says brand’s workers need to be closer to engineers and designers; Cadillac plans to launch a new vehicle every six months for the next three years.