4/13/08

UAW strike notices in pile-up at GM

Another Michigan United Auto Workers local is threatening to strike General Motors Corp., the automaker said Saturday. The UAW warned GM that it may strike the automaker's Grand Rapids metal stamping plant. If progress isn't made in bargaining a local contract within five days, the union says it will issue an official five-day strike notice, which is required before a walkout.

Three factories, in Flint, Lansing and Warren, issued five-day strike notices last week warning GM the union will strike if local contracts aren't soon reached.

GM is in the midst of plant-level bargaining under way since last fall.

The automaker has contracts in place only in a handful of about 70 UAW locals throughout the United States.

A plant in Parma, Ohio, threatened a strike last week, but then reached a tentative deal with the automaker.

(detnews.com)

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