All General Motors workers go on strike: production halted

All General Motors workers go on strike: production halted

September 16, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Media reports say that more than 46,000 GM employees at exactly midnight Eastern time left their jobs. The local union will continue negotiations with the concern at 10 o’clock on September 16.

General Motors started having serious problems with the local union and the Auto Auto Workers Association. Over the weekend, the association officially announced the start of a large-scale strike on the night of Sunday to Monday, September 16, 2019, 46,000 people left their jobs at GM factories. UAW-GM vice president of the department called this step “last resort” in talks with management:

“This represents a great sacrifice and great courage on the part of our members and all of us,” commented Dittes.

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 The reason for the strike was the union’s demand to increase wages, benefits and expand the number of jobs in the United States. Moreover, GM sent a new proposal to the union on Saturday evening. However, it did not suit United Auto Workers representatives. On most issues, UAW and GM do not even come close to an agreement.

 At the same time, GM claims to have made a strong offer with new salaries and benefits. According to preliminary estimates, 10 hours of downtime will cost the company at least $ 50 million.

GM previously created a special Chevrolet Orlando for Mickey Mouse fans. A special series, which received a very limited edition, was timed to the 90th anniversary of the famous cartoon character.