While plant closures remain a part of the future, new deals have been struck with the UAW, taking benefits and wages to the lowest point in recent history in order to be competitive with non-US labor markets.
Other groups were appointed to handle manufacturer warranties, vendor and part supplier issues, and negotiations with the United Auto Workers Union or UAW.
After 1945, however, American people purchased over 21 million vehicles, and the UAW found a new leader in Walter Reuther.
In 1935, the National Labor Relations Act brought unions to the automotive industry, and the UAW was formed.
However, the automaker did increase funding to the UAW Voluntary Employees Beneficiary Association or VEBA.
The United Auto Workers (UAW) union has been a strong force since the early 1940s.