UAW Votes to Go on Strike Against GM

Labor News

Reprinted from The Hill by Justine Coleman on September 15, 2019.

The United Auto Workers voted Sunday morning to strike against General Motors Company after contract negotiations broke down.

The union advised 46,000 members to strike at 31 General Motors plants at about midnight Sunday, The Wall Street Journal reported. This move followed the collapse of negotiations for a new four-year labor contract.

The union voted for the first national strike since 2007 against the Detroit carmaker after the company has announced plans to shut down four factories, The Associated Press reported.

Terry Dittes, director of the UAW GM department, spoke at a UAW-GM council meeting Sunday morning, saying the union is “standing up” for fair wages, health care and job security, The Detroit News reported. …

The Hill 9/15

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