Members of the United Auto Workers began to walk off of their jobs at General Motors on Monday, after a deadline to sign a new labor agreement passed without word of a deal....
"We are disappointed in the UAW's decision to call a national strike," GM said in a statement. "The bargaining involves complex, difficult issues that affect the job security of our U.S. work force and the long-term viability of the company. We are fully committed to working with the UAW to develop solutions together to address the competitive challenges facing General Motors."
United Auto Workers President Ron Gettelfinger said Monday that the union has no intention of suspending a national strike against GM until it reaches a deal with the automaker. According to Gettelfinger, the union launched the strike after "one-sided negotiations" failed to reach an agreement.
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