Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press

Eric D. Lawrence

Detroit Free Press

Troy, MI, United States

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Recent articles by Eric:

Lordstown Motors CEO says workforce will be union

Steve Burns, the CEO of Lordstown Motors, says the company, using the former GM plant, should begin production on an electric pickup by the end of next year. → Read More

2020 Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak to debut, only 50 to be made

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is unveiling the 2020 Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak at the 2019 SEMA show in Las Vegas. → Read More

Acting UAW President Gamble: Praying for charged ex-VP, but if guilty, should face justice

Rory Gamble, head of the UAW, opens up to the Detroit Free Press for his first interview after taking over for Gary Jones, who is on leave. → Read More

Ex-UAW VP Ashton, who also served on GM board, charged in corruption probe

Joe Ashton once led the UAW's GM department and sat on the automaker's board, but now he is facing charges in the federal corruption probe. → Read More

Expect FCA-Peugeot merger plans to be 'elephant' in room during UAW talks

FCA and Peugeot's merger is far from a done deal, but the proposed deal is expected to have an impact on contract talks between FCA and the UAW. → Read More

UAW president to take leave of absence amid federal corruption probe of union's leadership

The surprising development Saturday follows the latest criminal charges in the UAW corruption probe. A dozen people have been charged to date. → Read More

Here's the list of Ford's $6B in plant, product investment commitments

Ford is pledging 8,500 new or secured jobs and $6 billion in investments at plants in Chicago, Flat Rock, Dearborn and Kansas City among others. → Read More

UAW Ford national council votes to ratify tentative agreement

UAW's National Council for Ford voted to ratify the tentative agreement with the automaker. → Read More

Latest corruption charge points to alleged embezzlement by UAW president

UAW President Gary Jones has been identified by a source as UAW Official A, and a court filing claims he and another man embezzled up to $700,000. → Read More

FCA, Peugeot maker PSA Groupe plan 50-50 merger

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Groupe released details of their merger plans. The marriage will create the world's fourth-largest automotive group. → Read More

What is PSA Groupe? As Fiat Chrysler talks merger with Peugeot maker, here's what to know

Fiat Chrysler is interested in PSA Groupe, whose brands include Peugeot, Opel, Vauxhall and Citroen. → Read More

What is PSA Groupe? As FCA talks merger with French automaker, here's what to know

PSA Groupe includes brands like Peugeot, Citroen, Opel, Vauxhall and Citroen. → Read More

Report: Fiat Chrysler agrees to merger with PSA Groupe

Fiat Chrysler and PSA Groupe of France will merge, according to a published report, in a deal that would create the world's fourth largest automaker. → Read More

FCA is giving away 5 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeyes

Bill Goldberg will provide a weekly online challenge quiz for those who hope to win a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye. → Read More

Rashida Tlaib calls on FCA to protect health of residents as new assembly plant is built

U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib wants Fiat Chrysler to do more to help residents cope with air pollution from the company's massive expansion in Detroit. → Read More

Aramark workers ratify contract, ending potential dilemma for UAW

Aramark maintenance workers at several General Motors plants will return to work, a boost for the UAW which has ended its strike against GM. → Read More

Early UAW voting leans toward ratification, but there's still a long way to go

The UAW International expects to release final results on Friday. Despite early voting, it's still unclear whether members will end the GM strike. → Read More

Aide to ex-UAW VP, GM board member pleads guilty in corruption probe

Jeff Pietrzyk was also co-director of the UAW-GM Center for Human Resources, which would close if union members OK the tentative agreement with GM. → Read More

UAW reaches tentative contract with janitors striking at five GM sites

Maintenance workers at five GM sites had been on strike since Sept. 15. → Read More

FCA must pay almost $80M for missing federal fuel economy standards in '17

Fiat Chrysler missed targets in 2017 and 2016, but the broader industry is also slipping further behind. → Read More