GM resume talks with UAW as workers pile up to picket lines


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GM resume talks with UAW as workers pile up to picket lines

On Monday, the 16th of September 2019, General Motors Co., the Detroit-based No. 1 US automaker and Michigan-based United Auto Workers, also dubbed as the United Automobile Workers, an American labour union representing workers in the United States and Canada, resumed negotiations by GMT 14.00 in a bid to resolve a strike that clamped down the US multinational automaker’s most profitable operation.

In point of fact, latest talks between GM and UAW restarted on Monday (September 16th) in context of a tempestuous backdrop after Labour’s Union for GM (UAW) on Sunday (September 15th) had launched a company-wide strike, which had been the first time GM workers were forced to picket lines in more than a decade as workers’ union were claiming that its new national accord covering roughly 48,000 hourly workers had hit a dead-end.

On top of that, while the talks were being taken place on Monday (September 16th) morning in the United States, workers had already taken to picketing lines outside General Motors’ warehouses and assembling entities waving signs that said, “UAW On Strike,” nonetheless while Union would be on strike, UAW members would receive a weekly $250 from UAW’s strike fund.

Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump on Sunday (September 15th) urged GM and UAW in a tweet to “get together and make a deal! ” while a GM Spokesman Tony Cervone had been quoted saying on Monday morning (September 13th) that the automakers couldn’t agree any more with President’s call.

Aside from that, according to RBC Capital Markets estimate, GM would likely to lose at little as $40 to $50 million per day during walkouts.