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The UAW failed to organize Tesla and VW in the US and is now running a baffling strike against GM (GM, TSLA)

General Motors employees Bobby Caughel, left, and Flint resident James Crump, shout out as they protest with other GM employees, United Auto Workers members and labor supporters outside of the Flint Assembly Plant on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019 in Flint, Mich. Thousands of members of the United Auto Workers walked off General Motors factory floors or set up picket lines early Monday as contract talks with the company deteriorated into a strike. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP)

  • In the face of a good offer from General Motors, the United Auto Workers’ 50,000 members still went on strike last week.
  • It’s the first GM strike since 2007 and the first major action against an automaker since 1982.
  • The UAW insists that it is trying to get the best deal for its members, but GM had made numerous, significant concessions already.
  • The union had been bristling for a strike since early 2019 and had backed itself into a corner, hence the walkout over what appears mainly to be a dispute about hiring temporary workers rather than problems with health read more >>>

    Source:: BusinessInsider.Com