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The connection between Uber and the February 20th shooting spree in Kalamazoo caught the attention for Automotive News writer Nick Bunkley. 

"General Motors Co. and the United Auto Workers agreed to a tentative labor agreement late Sunday, avoiding a strike minutes before a union-imposed 11:59 p.m. deadline. No details of the tentative pact were immediately known. The union will convene Wednesday in Detroit with its leadership team to approve the proposed deal; if that happens, it will be sent to rank-and-file membership for a ratification vote." (Detroit News)

"Workers at Fiat Chrysler's Jefferson North Assembly Plant have resoundingly rejected a four-year tentative agreement between the UAW and the automaker, further jeopardizing chances of approval nationwide." (Detroit Free Press)

"DETROIT, MI - A congressional panel will be held in the coming weeks on revelations that Volkswagen has been tricking U.S. emissions tests for nearly half a million of its cars with diesel engines. Michigan Congressman Fred Upton, who chairs the House Energy and Commerce Committee, announced the hearing alongside Pennsylvania Congressman Tim Murphy." (MLive)

"The UAW and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles reached a tentative agreement Tuesday night that the company's 39,000 unionized employees will ratify or reject. News of an agreement came about 19 hours after the union and company agreed to extend the current four-year contract beyond its expiration time of Monday at 11:59 p.m. Details of the terms were not disclosed." (Detroit Free Press)