The Longest UAW Workers Strike in GM Since 1970

The Longest UAW Workers Strike in GM Since 1970

UAW workers strike against General Motors is now having an impact on employees at GM facilities that are not concerned in the walkout.

Because the strike heads right into a ninth day, facilities within the U.S. and Canada have needed to temporarily layoff 1000’s of workers based on Newspaper.

In Ohio and Canada, GM has furloughed more than 1,200 employees at engine plants.

Last week, 2,000 workers at GM’s assembly plant in Oshawa, Canada have also been furloughed.

Almost 50,000 full-time factory workers hit the picket lines more than a week ago, making this the most extended nationwide walkout towards GM since 1970.

The walkout can be affecting auto-parts suppliers in the U.S. that produce components for the company’s cars and trucks.

The problems that the UAW is fighting for include better new-hire pay, fewer temp workers, and the preservation of existing health-care plans.

UAW members could reportedly stay on the picket line against General Motors until they OK a tentative agreement, which might add a minimum of another week to the work stoppage.

When it called the strike, the UAW GM council voted that employees wouldn’t work until the group of local leaders voted to finish the work stoppage, based on the newspaper, citing three people aware of the union’s thinking. However, two UAW local leaders who’re on the council informed the Free Press that even after the vote, workers might stay on strike until membership ratification.

Often, once a tentative agreement is reached workers head back on the job while the ratification vote happens in the coming weeks.

“They’re still speaking,” United Auto Workers union spokesman Brian Rothenberg stated.

Talks continued on Monday are anticipated to resume on Tuesday.