General Motors Auto Workers Go On Strike

Sept. 17, 2019

Union leaders say negotiators remain far apart on a range of issues, including wages, health care, benefits, temporary workers, job security and profit sharing.

September 17, 2019—Tens of thousands of auto workers around the country are on strike after negotiations between their union on General Motors went south, reports NBC News.

The strike began at 11:59 p.m. ET with as many as 50,000 auto workers from facilities all over the nation expecting to participate.

The negotiations are expected to resume today. Negotiators will go over wages, health care benefits, temporary workers, job security and profit sharing, as the company and the Union were not able to agree upon these issues.

Roughly 200 local union leaders voted unanimously to support the strike, with the move estimating to cost hundreds of millions of dollars. A two-day strike back in 2007, which was the last time UAW had work stopped, cost General Motors more than $600 million.

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