UAW to resume talks with General Motors on Monday, halting planned strike

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United Auto Workers to strike against GM

The United Auto Workers union said it would resume talks with General Motors on Monday morning — hours after a planned strike was set to go into effect, a union spokesperson told the Reuters news agency. Its roughly 49,000 members at General Motors plants in the U.S. were planning to strike Sunday night because contract negotiations with the automaker had broken down.

About 200 plant-level union leaders voted unanimously in favor of a walkout during a meeting Sunday morning in Detroit.

"We stood up for General Motors when they needed us most. Now we are standing together in unity and solidarity for our members," union Vice President Terry Dittes said in a statement.

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The announcement came hours after the union let its contract with GM expire Saturday night.

In a statement, GM said it offered improved wages, benefits and additional U.S. jobs.

"It is disappointing that the UAW leadership has chosen to strike at midnight tonight. We have negotiated in good faith and with a sense of urgency. Our goal remains to build a strong future for our employees and our business," the company said.

Among the things GM offered was that it would start making new products at plants it currently plans to close in Detroit and Lordstown, Ohio, according to a person who was briefed on the negotiations. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to disclose details of the proposal, which haven't been made public.

GM offered to build a new all-electric pickup truck at the Detroit factory in Detroit is slated to close next year. The Lordstown plant, which already has stopped making cars, would make become a battery manufacturing plant and might produce electric vehicles for a company called Workhorse, the person said.

On Saturday, UAW Vice President Terry Dittes said in a letter to GM members that after months of bargaining, both the union and GM were far apart on issues such as wages, health care, temporary employees, job security and profit-sharing. The letter to members and another one to GM were aimed at turning up the pressure on GM negotiators.

"While we are fighting for better wages, affordable quality health care, and job security, GM refuses to put hard working Americans ahead of their record profits," Dittes, the union's chief bargainer with GM, said in a statement Saturday night.

A strike by 49,200 union workers would bring to a halt GM's U.S. production, and would likely stop the company from making vehicles in Canada and Mexico as well. That would mean fewer vehicles for consumers to choose from on dealer lots, and it would make it impossible to build specially ordered cars and trucks.

The strike would be the union's first since a two-day work stoppage at GM in 2007.

On Friday, union leaders extended contracts with Ford and Fiat Chrysler indefinitely, but the pact with General Motors was still set to expire Saturday night.

The union picked GM, which is more profitable than Ford and Fiat Chrysler, as the target company, meaning it's the focus of bargaining and would be the first company to face a walkout. Picket line schedules already have been posted near the entrance to one local UAW office in Detroit.

Talks between the union and GM were tense from the start, largely because GM plans to close four U.S. factories, including the ones in Detroit and Lordstown, Ohio. The union has promised to fight the closures.

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First published on September 15, 2019 / 11:09 AM

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