Just before the clock struck twelve and GM workers could have hit the bricks, the automaker and the United Auto Workers announced tentative agreement on a new labor contract. No details were released and the proposal will now have to be approved by the union leadership team and then members. The tentative deal was reached just 17 minutes before midnight. “We believe that this agreement will present stable long-term significant wage gains and job security commitments to UAW members now and in the future,” said union President Dennis Williams.
For the first nine months of this year no one sold more vehicles globally than Toyota, some 7.5 million and it topped VW as the world’s best-selling brand. The full impact of the VW diesel engine scandal was not reflected in this report since sales figures were totaled up just two weeks after the VW news broke. GM was third in worldwide sales.
The first 2016 Camaro will roll off the production line at GM’s Lansing Grand River Assembly plant today. Previously the car was assembled in Canada. The third generation Camaro was unveiled to the public last May. It shares a platform with the Cadillac ATS and is smaller and lighter than the 2015 model. Performance has not been overlooked as the SS model comes with a 6.2 liter, 455 horsepower V8 with an available six speed stick or eight speed automatic.