What Do General Motors Union Workers on Strike Do When They’re Not Picketing?

Editor’s note: WDET reporters are members of the Professional and Administrative Union, Local 1979, UAW. United Auto Workers have been on strike against General Motors since Sep. 16. The union members aren't completely without obligations. They have to take shifts walking the picket line every other day. But they still have a lot more free time than usual. So how are they..

GM Divorcing Itself From Russia

   Officials with General Motors say the company will cease production at a factory in Russia by this summer as the automaker winds down its investment in that nation.    Only a few years ago automakers said they thought Russia would become one of the fastest-growing car markets in the world.    But Russia’s ongoing..

Fiat Floats Possible Chrysler Merger

   Could Detroit’s Big Three automakers become the Huge Two? Or one?      It’s a possibility, according to the head of Fiat Chrysler, Sergio Marchionne.      Late last week Marchionne said combining Fiat Chrysler – also known as FCA – with Ford or General Motors would be technically feasible and might be a necessity for the..