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End in sight? GM CEO Barra joins talks with striking union

Oct. 15, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors CEO Mary Barra joined negotiators at the bargaining table, an indication that a deal may be near to end a monthlong strike by the United Auto Workers union that has paralyzed the company's factories. Barra and GM President Mark Reuss were in the bargaining room early Tuesday,...

Wages, pensions, plant investments still issues in GM strike

Oct. 14, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — With the strike by factory workers against General Motors in its 29th day, there are signs that negotiators may be moving toward an agreement. After both sides exchanged barbs late last week, bargainers met late into the night during the weekend, and they've returned in the morning, talking...

Mack Truck workers begin strike at plants in 3 states

Oct. 13, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

MACUNGIE, Pa. (AP) — Thousands of Mack Truck workers were on strike Sunday at plants in three states, the first such walkout in decades. United Automobile Workers union members, many wearing red T-shirts and carrying signs, began picketing in the morning at the Mack Truck cab and vehicle assembly plant in...

Union boosts strike pay for GM workers as talks continue

Oct. 12, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — United Auto Workers said Saturday it's increasing strike pay for workers picketing at General Motors as the walkout by more than 49,000 employees nears the four-week mark. The union said Saturday that weekly pay will rise to $275 from $250 for members on strike, effective Sunday. It moves...

UAW counters GM's offer in hopes of a deal

Oct. 12, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers says the union has made a counterproposal to General Motors as the two sides begin a weekend of negotiations to end a strike that began nearly a month ago. UAW Vice President Terry Dittes said Friday night in a message to striking workers that the counterproposal...

UAW workers march in Detroit as GM strike enters 26th day

Oct. 11, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Dozens of United Auto Workers union members are gathering outside a General Motors facility in suburban Detroit to continue what they call their fight for working-class Americans. Tens of thousands of General Motors union workers have been striking nationwide for nearly four weeks. Both...

UAW letter to GM indicates that strike won't end quickly

Oct. 11, 2019 12:44 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors Chief Executive Mary Barra has stepped into contract talks with striking auto workers, asking the union to wrap up outstanding issues and respond to a company offer made this week. But in a letter to GM's top bargainer Thursday, United Auto Workers Vice President Terry Dittes...

UAW-GM strike proving costly to more than workers, automaker

Oct. 11, 2019 12:29 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Zack Bazzi is not seeing workers from a nearby General Motors plant swing through the gas station where he works on Detroit's east side since they went on strike nearly a month ago. Business is "slow," Bazzi said from behind the counter of the empty Marathon station within a short walk of...

GM workers worry about paying bills as strike continues

Oct. 10, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Nearly four weeks into the United Auto Workers' strike against General Motors, employees are starting to feel the pinch of going without their regular paychecks. They're scaling back at the grocery, giving up on eating at restaurants and some are taking on part-time jobs while trying to...

GM talks hit snag as union seeks products for UAW factories

Oct. 8, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Talks between General Motors and the United Auto Workers union hit a snag Tuesday over what the union says is a lack of commitment by GM to build new vehicles in U.S. factories. In a letter to members, union Vice President Terry Dittes wrote that the union has told GM that it doesn't see a...