Autoworkers in U.S. strike against GM in contract dispute

UAW Votes For Nationwide Strike To Begin Before Midnight Sunday

But instead of punching the clock at the General Motor's Flint Engine Operations plant, the 42-year-old Clio man took hold of a picket sign and went to work outside the factory gate, joining union members at 33 GM plants across the country, 13 of which are in MI.

In Lordstown, Ohio, where GM has idled the factory that once had three shifts of workers making Chevrolet Cruze compact cars, the automaker plans to set up the first union-represented electric-car battery plant in the US.

'This is our last resort, ' Terry Dittes, the union's lead negotiator with GM, told a news conference after the meeting. The workers want fair wages, affordable healthcare, a share of GM's profits, and job security-something they say GM has not given them.

"We presented a strong offer that improves wages, benefits and grows U.S.jobs in substantive ways and it is disappointing that the UAW leadership has chosen to strike at midnight tonight", GM wrote.

Union contracts with Ford and Fiat Chrysler were also due to expire, but have been extended indefinitely. "It's standing up for all of us".

But union spokesman Brian Rothenberg said they have come to terms on only 2% of the new four-year contract.

Talks between the union and GM were tense from the start, largely because GM plans to close four USA factories.

Had it been offered earlier, a strike may have been averted, "but they (GM) just put them up against a wall", Morgan said.

Fugitive couple facing murder charges in custody after tip
Detectives also believed more than 100 firearms were stolen from the home and only around 30 have since been recovered. Surveillance photo of Blane Barksdale (L), 56, and Susan Barksdale (R), 59, from San Juan County Jail, Utah .

When asked if electric pickup truck production could be one of the "solutions" for unallocated plants in MI and OH, a GM representative declined to comment.

The impact of the latest strike on the United States economy will be negligible compared with 49 years ago, when the 400,000 workers GM employed at the time represented about 1.2 per cent of the national payroll.

He says the two sides are far apart on economic issues.

Contract negotiations revolve around four themes: higher wages, health care access, the idling of four USA plants and temporary workers wanting to become permanent. 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.

Approximately 49,000 GM workers in the United States have vowed to strike Sunday just before midnight. The company's last major strike was in 2007 when workers stopped work for two days.

A person familiar with GM's offer said the company could produce a future electric vehicle at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant that now has no future assignment.

Critical, although nuanced to this specific negotiation dispute is upheaval at the top of the UAW, where several members including the president have been caught in a federal corruption probe. Vance Pearson, head of a regional office based near St. Louis, was charged in an alleged scheme to embezzle union money and spend cash on premium booze, golf clubs, cigars and swanky stays in California.

Jones has not been charged and denies any wrongdoing.

Related News:

  • Meghan Markle wears something of Diana's at fashion event

    Meghan Markle wears something of Diana's at fashion event

    The collection's unveiling this afternoon is the Duchess's first official engagement since the birth of son Archie in May. There is a "perfect white shirt , an elegant blazer, well cut pants , a dress that flatters everyone and the ideal tote".
    Joaquin Phoenix's Joker Won't Cross Over With Robert Pattinson's Batman

    Joaquin Phoenix's Joker Won't Cross Over With Robert Pattinson's Batman

    Todd Phillips apparently wanted Joaquin Phoenix to play Joker in his film so badly, he did everything he could to convince him. The Batman is rumored to feature half a dozen different Bat-villains , including Catwoman, Two-Face, Riddler and Penguin.
    England beat Kosovo 5-3 in wild Euro 2020 qualifier

    England beat Kosovo 5-3 in wild Euro 2020 qualifier

    England overcame the worst possible start to defeat Kosovo in an eight-goal thriller on Wednesday night. And Sterling also went close to getting his second late on but he saw his effort strike the post.
  • China exempts 16 types of U.S.  goods from additional tariffs

    China exempts 16 types of U.S. goods from additional tariffs

    Beijing has said it would work on exempting some U.S. products from tariffs if they are not easily substituted from elsewhere. With more USA tariff increases on the way, China is unlikely to pare back its response by exempting soybeans and autos.
    Netanyahu vows to annex large parts of occupied West Bank

    Netanyahu vows to annex large parts of occupied West Bank

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said all agreements with Israel will be cancelled if Netanyahu presses forward with his plan. Many moderate Israelis believe Israel should retain some element of control in the area under a peace deal.
    Brexit, Boris and bedlam: Britain 'hobbled' by stalemate

    Brexit, Boris and bedlam: Britain 'hobbled' by stalemate

    A tumultuous week in the House of Commons ended Monday night with the Queen proroguing Parliament until October 14 at Mr. Labour MP Caroline Flint says the aim is to "show there is a sizeable voice building across the house to secure a deal".
  • Nintendo's Ring Fit Adventure is like Wii Fit for the Switch

    Nintendo's Ring Fit Adventure is like Wii Fit for the Switch

    You'll also need to defend against incoming attacks by pushing the Fit-Con against your tummy and activating your core. The game will take up 2.8 GB of space on your Switch, which isn't much at all by today's standards.
    Tropical system moving toward Gulf

    Tropical system moving toward Gulf

    However, the conditions for further development are expected to improve over time once the system has moved into the Gulf. On Friday , it will still be east or southeast of Florida, so it could bring mostly wind and rain to our area Saturday.
    CDC warns against vaping as

    CDC warns against vaping as "vape lung" spreads

    The department will issue subpoenas to three companies who manufacture the filler substances used in THC vaping products. USA health officials are still trying to determine the exact cause of the illness but have said it is not contagious.
  • 40 day federal election campaign underway

    40 day federal election campaign underway

    The ruling Liberals were in third place when the 2015 campaign started, but pulled off an outright victory. That would leave him weakened, relying on opposition members of parliament to push through legislation.
    Scottish court hands Boris Johnson fresh Brexit blow

    Scottish court hands Boris Johnson fresh Brexit blow

    The Government would nearly certainly have to advise the Queen to recall Parliament immediately in such an instance. The British government said it was disappointed by the decision and would appeal to the Supreme Court.
    Stop vaping — CDC Warning

    Stop vaping — CDC Warning

    The Australian National Drug Strategy Household Survey reported that 6.4 per cent of young smokers aged 18-24 used e-cigarettes. Public health officials confirmed Tuesday that two people in Idaho have developed a serious lung disease linked to vaping .


Most liked

Thousands in Bahamas struggle to find work after Dorian
The coastal areas from central Florida into SC could receive 2 to 4 inches of rain through Sunday, the hurricane center says. Its swells could still affect the coasts of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina in the coming days.

Patriots QB Tom Brady reacts to Antonio Brown sexual assault allegations
We've looked into the situation and we're taking it very seriously all the way through the organization. "Brown. The result of that conversation was a decision that we could not move forward with investigating that claim".

Nkorea willing to resume nuke talks with US
Some experts said North Korea aims to wrest concessions from the United States once their diplomacy resumes. Kim Jong Un can spin this personnel change in Washington as a win in North Korean domestic politics.

Robert Mugabe public viewing: Chaos erupts at Rufaro Stadium
According to reports, some family members are still bitter over Mugabe's ouster and the role his former ally Mnangagwa played. Zimbabweans gathered at the Rufaro Stadium to view the body of Mugabe forced themselves on the pitch, overwhelming security.

What Time & Channel Is the Third Democratic Debate Tonight?
There will be opening statements from candidates, but no closing ones. And it's possible a second debate will be held the following night.

Apple introduces iPhone 11 'slofies', Twitterati reacts with hilarious memes
Apple shares rose 1.2 per cent to US$216.70 in NY on Tuesday, the highest close since early November. Apple introduced a seventh-generation iPad with a 10.2-inch display priced at $329.

Samsung Galaxy A50s, A30s launched in India: Check full pricing, specifications
The phone has an option to expand the storage up to 512GB via micro SD card and also has an in-display fingerprint sensor. It has a 48MP f2.0 + 8MP ultra-wide and a TOF 3D camera on the module which works as the rear as well as front camera.

US government will propose banning flavours used in e-cigarettes
A sixth person in the United States has died from lung disease related to vaping, Kansas health officials said Tuesday . There can't be a lot of moms who are eager to see their teen vaping, even knowing that it beats them smoking.

Here's what the new Apple Watch Series 5 looks like
It'll still dim the screen when your wrist isn't raised, but now it's possible to check the time without people noticing. There's also a stargazing app that uses the compass to display the precise direction of specific constellations.

Hezbollah: Shooting down of Israel drone strengthens deterrent
"We will respond in an appropriate and proportionate manner and there will no red lines at all", Hizbullah's leader warned. Israel said it had faked soldier casualties to dampen any inclination of Hezbollah to escalate hostilities.

Apple to announce pricing for its streaming service at the iPhone launch
It's heartening to see Apple take an interest in promoting high-quality games with artistic value. The research firm IDC estimates iPhone shipments plunged 25% during the first half of this year.

India locates missing Moon lander
Chandrayaan 2 will continue with its orbiter in orbit around the Moon, and its suite of eight instruments. Minutes before its scheduled soft-landing, the communication with Vikram Lander was lost.

Tehran: Iranian Tanker Unloaded Cargo on Mediterranean Coast
The US has been trying to seize the vessel as part of its sanctions targeting the Iranian energy industry. After the captain gave no positive response, he and the ship were put under United States sanctions.

For 9/11 Families, Mixed Views on Trump-Taliban Talks
Before the cancellation, some officials said they hoped momentum in the talks would result in the elections being delayed. They were just hours from that meeting, and then he called it off because of that attack in Kabul.

Kim Kardashian tests positive for lupus, rheumatoid arthritis
On the show she said: "Lately, my wrists have started to hurt again, but it's definitely a different feeling than before". Unfortunately, the premiere episode did not reveal Kardashian's ultimate diagnosis, but we hope a scare is all it was.