Following a slew of labor problems including the American Axle strike that cost an estimated $2 billion, General Motors is restructuring to accommodate the declining U.S. auto market. Following the lead of Ford and Chrysler, the move will likely include further cost cutting and layoffs, as production of thirsty truck and sport-utility vehicles is wound down to make room for more fuel efficient vehicles. Information is sketchy at this stage, but plan on learning the details when the restructuring is officially announced at the company's annual meeting on June 3. With its stock closing Tuesday at its lowest level in more than two decades and thousands of jobs at stake, GM had better get this next move right.

[Source: Automotive News, subs. req'd]

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