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Element is closely monitoring the union contract negotiations between GM, Ford and Stellantis and the U.S. United Auto Workers (UAW) and the Canadian union, Unifor.
For the most up-to-date information from the OEMs and unions, please access via the links below.
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CNBC I September 22, 2023 I Michael Wayland
The United Auto Workers is expanding strikes to 38 parts and distribution locations across 20 states for General Motors and Stellantis. The union will not initiate additional strikes at Ford Motor given they are 'serious about reaching a deal'.
BNN Bloomberg (website) | September 19, 2023 | Paula Sambo
Workers at Ford Motor Company's Canadian unit avoided a strike, reaching a tentative agreement on September 19, after extending negotiations by 24 hours from a previous deadline.
Government Fleet | September 20, 2023 | Staff
In a video posted by UAW President Shawn Fain, a new strike deadline was announced for Friday, September 22 at noon. If Ford, General Motors or Stellantis have not made substantial progress toward a fair agreement by this time, the UAW stated it will call on more members to join the "Stand Up Strike."
Associated Press I September 20, 2023 I David Koenig
General Motors and Stellantis announced fresh layoffs Wednesday that they blamed on damage from the UAW strike. Stellantis provided a glimmer of hope for a breakthrough by giving the union a new contract proposal. It was unclear if the offer would satisfy the union who threatened to expand strike action.
In the event of a hurricane, it is important to follow these tips to ensure fleet drivers and their vehicles are properly equipped to weather the storm.
We continuously monitor vehicle supply chain volatility caused by residual effects of the pandemic and update our clients with critical information as is becomes available.
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Effective January 1, 2023, the California Air and Resource Board (CARB) will require diesel trucks and buses in participating states and with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 14,000 pounds to reduce exhaust emissions by meeting particulate matter (PM) filter requirements and upgrade to a 2010 or newer engine model year (EMY).
Element experts are here to help you plan for compliance with the CARB regulation and identify truck classifications that could be impacted in your fleet.
Learn more about the truck and bus regulation.