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The Fifth Estate GM Recall: The Switch from Hell

This Fifth Estate investigation raises the ultimate business ethics question: if you're a company that has to recall and repair your product, does the safety of your customers outweigh the cost of admitting your errors? It was a deadly defect in an ignition switch that led to the recall of millions of GM cars like the Cobalt and the Ion and the ...
  • 2014
  • 00:40:51
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 05/04/2015

Enquête Le démarreur maudit

Depuis 2001, le fabricant d'automobiles General Motors savait que le démarreur de ses modèles Cobalt et Saturn Ion était problématique. Mais la compagnie a choisi de cacher pendant des années la défectuosité d'une toute petite pièce qui ne coûtait que 57 cents à fabriquer. Plusieurs accidents ont été causés par ce défaut de conception et il y a eu des ...
  • 2014
  • 00:43:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/30/2015

News in Review - September 1998 Flint, Michigan: Labour's Last Stand

The strike at General Motors was settled at the end of July 1998. The sprawling auto giant has been falling behind the competition from the leaner and more efficient Ford and Chrystler. GM wanted to farm out a chunk of its parts manufacturing, allowing it to shut down some plants and lay off workers, hopefully increasing profits. It was a ...
  • 1998
  • 00:12:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/09/2014

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News in Review - December 1996 The GM Strike: Driving in New Directions

Outsourcing, the changing global automobile industry, new international alignments and the significance of this strike in terms of labour history are the focal points of this report.
  • 1996
  • 00:14:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1996

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