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    UAW Strikes Against GM!

    STRIKE! UAW Workers Walk Off the Job


    DETROIT – United Auto Workers union members walked off the job and began picketing outside of several General Motors plants today after a contract negotiation deadline passed.


    The work stoppage represented the first significant contract-related GM labor strike since 1984, when the UAW struck 25 facilities for 13 days.


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    The UAW called a strike against General Motors today after UAW President Ron Gettelfinger said he was "shocked and disappointed" by GM's positions at the bargaining table.

    An official at UAW Local 652 in Lansing, Mich., confirmed the walkout at 11:06 a.m. EDT. The UAW said it set the strike deadline over the "failure of GM to address job security and other mandatory issues of bargaining."

    The strike against GM includes about 73,000 UAW-represented employees throughout the United States.

    It is the first stoppage against GM since 1998 when a 54-day strike at parts-making operations in Flint, Mich., shut GM production nationally costing the company more than $3 billion.




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    You can see more of the latest GM-UAW strike news,
    plus other Union news in our Union and Labor Relations News page
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    Re: UAW Strikes GM!

    So it has began. Maybe this will be the way GM will get off of the high rebate. I would be good for GM not to have to offer 0% to sell their cars
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    Strike Is On

    UAW Workers Walk Off the Job

    DETROIT – United Auto Workers union members walked off the job and began picketing outside of several General Motors plants after an 11 a.m. EDT contract negotiation deadline passed.

    The work stoppage represented the first significant contract-related GM labor strike since 1984, when the UAW struck 25 facilities for 13 days.

    By JOHN D. STOLL and JEFFREY MCCRACKEN
    September 24, 2007 11:24 a.m.
    http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll...GNEWS/70924019

    GM has more than 80 production facilities in the U.S. and more than 73,000 workers. A sustained labor stoppage could crimp the company's supply of vehicles for its core U.S. market. While the company now has ample inventory of its key vehicles, it's unclear how long of a strike the company could weather without a major negative impact on its supply.

    For the UAW, the strike comes after two months of negotiations with Detroit's auto makers, including Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler LLC. On Sept. 13, the UAW singled out GM as its so-called strike target, meaning the auto maker would be its lead negotiator for the entire Big Three.

    In a statement issued early Monday morning before the strike, UAW President Ron Gettelfinger said, "We did everything possible to negotiate a new contract, including an unprecedented agreement to stay at the bargaining table nine days past the expiration of the previous agreement."
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    Re: Strike Is On

    In the words of Stewie Griffin: "And it begins!....."
    GM: 'Meet the new boss....same as the old boss!'

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    Re: Strike Is On

    united we stand divided we fall, its on now
    please nice people in cyberspace dont buy that Toyota

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    Re: Strike Is On

    Let's see who blinks first
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    Re: Strike Is On

    "We did everything possible to negotiate a new contract..."

    Everything possible to make sure the contract didn't change.

    Lovely. GM is finally getting its act together and turning things around, and now this.

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    Re: Strike Is On

    I wonder which plants/facilities are affected at this point?

    GM should take this opportunity to hire replacements and break the union, IMO. I seriously doubt that will happen, but hey, the fight's on, so why not take full advantage.

    GM, rid yourself of the union for good, get back to being competitive.

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    Re: Strike Is On

    It's not a game of chicken.

    Negotiations will continue just as they have for the last several weeks. And when both sides reach an agreement (the same agreement they probably would have reached without the strike mind you), it'll be over.

    It's not nearly as dramatic as most would like to make it out as.

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    Re: UAW Strikes GM!

    Job security doesn't exist anymore. I hope that isn't the real reason they're striking.
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    Re: Strike Is On

    Quote Originally Posted by Perian
    UAW Workers Walk Off the Job
    By JOHN D. STOLL and JEFFREY MCCRACKEN
    September 24, 2007 11:24 a.m.

    "We did everything possible to negotiate a new contract, including an unprecedented agreement to stay at the bargaining table nine days past the expiration of the previous agreement."
    Seems like they're making themselves out to be a victim.

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    Exclamation Re: UAW Strikes GM!

    We've got live shots from the picket line:

    http://jalopnik.com/cars/industry-ne...res-302934.php

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    Re: Strike Is On

    I bet the corks are popping in Tokyo right about now. Not because GM is not producing vehicles, but because the probability that the UAW will organize a Japanese factory in the U.S. just dropped by 99.9%. Factory workers down south will see this and say "thanks, but no thanks".

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    Re: Breaking News: UAW Workers Walk Off the Job

    12:15 Est time PRESS CONFERENCE to ANNOUNCE A DEAL HAS BEEN MADE....!!! That was a long strike..!

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    Re: UAW Strikes GM!

    I wonder if the strike threat, and them following through scared GM.

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