United Auto Workers summons local union leaders to Detroit as GM strike enters fifth week

CNBC Automobile 0 month ago

DETROIT – The United Auto Workers has summoned local union leaders to Detroit on Thursday for an update on its negotiations with General Motors.

The union has traditionally done this when a tentative agreement has been reached or, as was the case a month ago, to discuss and vote on other actions such as a strike.

A letter to local union leaders Monday night said the agenda for the meeting included a "contract update and any other agenda items to be determined," leaving the door open for talks to continue to potentially reach a tentative agreement ahead of the meeting.

UAW spokesman Brian Rothenberg declined to comment on the letter. GM spokesman David Barnas confirmed talks are "ongoing," but declined to comment on details of the discussions. Negotiations between the two sides ended Monday evening and are expected to resume Tuesday morning.

If a tentative agreement is not reached by the meeting at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, the union could update local leaders about the discussions in an attempt to determine what to do next.

Options for the union moving forward could include:

  • remaining on strike and continuing negotiations with GM;
  • discussing and voting on terms for remaining outstanding issues;
  • moving discussions to another automaker if negotiations have stalled, among others.

The summons of local UAW presidents and chairpersons comes following the two sides countering back and forth with proposals. The union on Friday said it had countered an offer from GM.

About 48,000 UAW members have been picketing outside GM's U.S. facilities since Sept. 16. The strike entered its fifth week on Monday.

The work stoppage has rippled throughout the automaker's North American operations, causing thousands of additional layoffs. Wall Street analysts estimate GM has lost more than $1 billion due to the strike.

It has also contributed to substantial declines in GM shares during the past month. The stock is down about 9% since Sept.13, the last trading day before the strike. GM shares closed Monday at $35.50, down 0.2%.


Source link
Read also:
ABC News › 0 month ago
As the United Auto Workers strike at General Motors enters its fifth week, union leaders voted to increase striking workers pay and allow them to take part-time jobs.
Washington Times › 1 month ago
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.
ABC News › Finance › 1 month ago
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
The Week › 3 weeks ago
The monthlong General Motors strike may be coming to an end in a matter of days, with a tentative real having just been struck. The United Auto Workers, the labor union that organized a General Motors strike of almost 50,000 workers that has been...
Washington Examiner › Finance › 3 weeks ago
GM and the United Auto Workers announced they had reached a deal Wednesday to end their five-week strike. The walk-out was the longest and costliest labor battle the auto industry had seen in decades, costing GM an estimated $2 billion.
New York Post › Finance › 3 weeks ago
General Motors and the United Auto Workers on Wednesday reached a tentative settlement to end a strike that has dragged on for 31 days, The Post has learned. The auto company and and the union have reached an agreement in principal, and will send the...
Washington Post › Finance › 3 weeks ago
Details of the agreement between the United Auto Workers and GM were scarce, but if the deal is fully approved by the union, it should end a month-long strike that had raised questions about the future of the auto industry. Workers will remain on strike u
The Guardian › Finance › 1 month ago
49,000 members at General Motors plants will go on strike on Sunday night after negotiations had broken downThe United Auto Workers union has said its 49,000 members at General Motors plants in the US will go on strike on Sunday night, because contract...
RT › 1 month ago
The United Auto Workers (UAW) announced that some 48,000 workers at General Motors Co. plants will go on strike starting on Sunday in a move that could hurt the American auto giant and even the whole US economy. Read Full Article at RT.com
CNN › Finance › 1 month ago
Members of the United Auto Workers union working at General Motors agreed Saturday night to stay on the job past a midnight deadline for a new contract, but remained on the verge of a strike.
Sign In

Sign in to follow sources and tags you love, and get personalized stories.

Continue with Google
OR