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Old 09-16-2019, 06:17 AM
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Workers began a strike against General Motors on Monday after America's biggest carmaker failed to reach a deal over pay and conditions with the United Auto Workers union (UAW).

Almost 50,000 workers are due to take part in the strike, the first major stoppage at GM since 2007.

"We do not take this lightly. This is our last resort," UAW vice-president Terry Dittes told reporters in Detroit.

The sides had set a Saturday night deadline to reach an agreement.

In the 2007 strike, a two-day stoppage cost $300m (240m).

The union's previous four-year contract with GM expired this weekend, and the two sides had been holding negotiations on wide-ranging issues, including wages, healthcare, profit sharing and job security.

Also, the union has been fighting to stop GM from closing car assembly plants in Ohio and Michigan, which the company has said are necessary responses to changes in the market. Earlier on Sunday 850 maintenance workers at five GM facilities walked off the job on strike.

Mr Dittes said: "We are standing up for fair wages, we are standing up for affordable, quality health care. We are standing up for our share of the profits."

GM argues that its wages and benefits are among the best in the industry. The carmaker said in a statement that its offer to the UAW during talks included more than $7bn in new investments, more jobs, and pay and benefits increases. "We have negotiated in good faith and with a sense of urgency," GM said.

It remains unclear whether the two sides have plans for further negotiations.

The strike comes at a time when the US car industry is starting to see a slowdown in sales, and rising costs associated with investment in electric vehicles and curbing emissions.
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Old 09-16-2019, 01:17 PM
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The UAW has major nerve to even show it face in public with their criminal actions resulting in one arrest after another.

The workers are dimwitted idiots for not moving to decertify the union.

They would have better pay and better protection by not being union.

I stand with GM even though I think Mary Barra is a bumbling gender token leader.

The UAW needs to be destroyed at all cost. All 50 states must be right-to-work states. And all unions must be barred from political action.
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Old 09-20-2019, 03:17 AM
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Oh man the exciting here so many replies
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Old 09-20-2019, 01:26 PM
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Elsewhere the UAW and the workers are getting pummeled in the court of public opinion with most people siding against them and with GM. Unions no longer serve a purpose other than to be a money siphon for the Democrat party.
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Unions need major restructuring. But a strike is suppose to be disruptive. Their demands are high because they know they'll be lowered during negotiations.

Poor Mary will just have to wipe away her tears with $100 bills...
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I stand with GM even though I think Mary Barra is a bumbling gender token leader.
I had a suggestion for Mary Barra and all I got was a Reputation demerit. And now this has happened. If only they listened and gave it a chance, none of this would have happened. SMH
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I had a suggestion for Mary Barra and all I got was a Reputation demerit. And now this has happened. If only they listened and gave it a chance, none of this would have happened. SMH
And who gives a rat's behind about reputation demerits on a dead car site?
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Old 09-21-2019, 05:23 PM
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That's right.
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Oh man the exciting here so many replies
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