The UAW’s strike against General Motors enters day ten, and whereas numerous points are being mentioned, there is one point the two sides argue about probably the most.
Temporary workers have been the highest request among union members, based on the News-Press.
Temporary workers are union members doing the same work as permanent employees; however, get half the pay and much fewer benefits.
The union needs those employees to get a path to being permanent and as temps, get pay and benefits that more closely match their permanent counterparts.
Temps make up 7 %-to-10 % of GM’s workforce over a year, and GM is holding firm to the status quo, based on the News-Press.
GM has reportedly backed off on proposing that workers pay for more of their health care initially offering a 15 % share rather than the autoworkers’ current 3 %, however, needed the UAW to bend on temporary employees.