Jamie L. LaReau, Detroit Free Press

Jamie L. LaReau

Detroit Free Press

Detroit, MI, United States

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Recent articles by Jamie:

The UAW is on alert as cases of coronavirus surge at two big GM plants

The UAW is "watching very closely" the escalation of coronavirus cases across GM plants as nearly two dozen workers at one facility test positive. → Read More

These couples want the same right as married couples when crossing the border

Neither love nor death can reunite these cross-border couples as the U.S. and Canada governments have shut them out. Now, they're fighting back. → Read More

The UAW paid heavily last year to strike General Motors

The UAW spent heavily to pay for benefits to striking workers last year as well as legal fees connected to the ongoing scandal. → Read More

UAW local requests shutdown of major GM plant in Texas

The local union at GM's important full-size SUV plant has asked the automaker to shut down the factory as coronavirus cases escalate across Texas. → Read More

GM board member becoming familiar name for the wrong reasons

GM shareholders, on GM's recommendation, have reelected a board member with ties to an eBay harassment scandal. Here's why GM says he's acceptable. → Read More

Detroit auto show canceled: Here's what we could have seen and done

The Detroit Auto Show public days would have been this week had it not been for the coronavirus pandemic. Here's what Detroit missed and what's ahead. → Read More

Waiting to buy that hot new 2020 mid-engine Corvette? Keep waiting.

GM blames coronavirus and complications with parts suppliers for a stall in Corvette production. But announces news on pricing and 2021 model orders. → Read More

GM to go silent for 8 minutes, 46 seconds on Juneteenth in support of Black community

GM is asking its global workforce to hold 8 minutes and 46 seconds of silence on Juneteenth in support of the Black community. → Read More

GM CEO Barra hints at new product, promises full production soon

GM CEO Mary Barra outlined some of the key issues on her mind the evening before GM's annual shareholder meeting, including future products. → Read More

UAW demands apology, Congressional inquiry into Facebook over the word 'unionize'

The UAW calls for a Congressional inquiry into a Facebook tool that it says denies workers their rights. Facebook reacts with this explanation. → Read More

UAW leader worries as GM pushes production at big Texas plant while COVID-19 cases rise

GM's Arlington Assembly in Texas prepares for a third shift of workers amid a surge in coronavirus cases in Dallas. Union leaders make a plea to GM. → Read More

Study: GM will lose US market share as it redefines its future

GM's U.S. market share is at risk as it works to offer an all-electric vehicle lineup in the future. But it is ultimately the smart play, experts say. → Read More

GM declines request to shut down plant as cases of coronavirus grow, union says

Union leaders at GM's Wentzville plant wanted the automaker to shut down as coronavirus cases grow → Read More

Rivian hires a rising star at GM as the battle for EV dominance heats up

GM lost a rising star, Alex Archer, to EV rival Rivian. The Plymouth-based Rivian is on a hiring spree as it prepares to start building 3 EVs. → Read More

'Crime of opportunity': rodents cause engine damage amid coronavirus

The stay home order amid the coronavirus pandemic has led rodents to increasingly nest in some car engines. They chew on wires, causing costly damage. → Read More

This UAW shop chairman is a GM truck dealer's best friend

GM dealers are desperate for more full-sized trucks and one man can help them track orders. Here's how a union boss has become a dealer's best friend. → Read More

GM to donate millions to promote inclusion and racial justice

GM is designating $10 million to support organization that promote racial equality. Initially, $1 million goes to the NAACP Legal Defense fund. → Read More

Ford to unveil hotly anticipated new Bronco this summer

The iconic Ford Bronco SUV, which Ford produced from 1966 to 1996, will have its world premiere in July, spokesman Jiyan Cadiz told the Free Press. → Read More

GM will be a leaner company post-coronavirus, CEO Mary Barra

General Motors CEO Mary Barra said the next several weeks are critical for the automaker to rebuild pickup inventory, keep workers healthy and apply a “laser-like focus on our cost structure.” → Read More

Ford, GM, FCA to keep many white-collar employees working remotely

Ford, GM and FCA continue to keep many white-collar employees working remotely. Ford says most of its salaried staff won't return before September. → Read More