Tuesday, September 25, 2007

GM Autoworkers Strike Against Sending Jobs Overseas

After General Motors refused to agree to keep new car production and jobs in the US as part of the 2007 auto negotiations with the United Auto Workers (UAW) earlier this week, the union called a national strike of 73,000 autoworkers at 80 General Motors plants in the US.

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1 comment:

Theodore said...

Expect this to happen more in the future. In reality though, both parties know that a prolonged strike seriously hurts them. It could permanantly cripple GM and the workers would be in a much worse situation than they are now. Therefore, I don't believe the strike will last long. NewsVisual did a map on the executive ties between GM and the UAW http://www.newsvisual.com/newsvisual/2007/09/union-and-execu.html . Hopefully these ties will enable them to sit down again at the negotiating table.