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Tue Sep 3, 2019, 06:17 PM Sep 2019

UAW authorizes strike; union targets General Motors first in contract talks

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Source: Detroit Free Press

The UAW will seek to negotiate a contract with General Motors this fall as a template for talks with Detroit's two other automakers, setting up a confrontation with a company that has angered workers with plans to idle four U.S. factories.

UAW leadership made the decision, spokesman Brian Rothenberg said.

Factory workers have said they feel angry and mistreated by the company since GM's announcement of plant reductions in November.

“Mary Barra said from the outset of these talks that we will stand up (together) as we tackle a changing industry. We are ready to stand strong for our future,” UAW President Gary Jones said in a statement released at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Read more: https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/general-motors/2019/09/03/uaw-strike-gm/2086091001/

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