Report: UAW and GM Make Progress but Hurdles Remain

The United Autoworkers Union and GM are inching closer to an agreement to get back to work, according to unnamed sources who spoke to Reuters. The progress follows talks that lasted long into the evening yesterday and began early today.

UAW-represented workers have been on the picket lines since September 16, making this the longest autoworker strike in nearly 30 years. The UAW is still seeking some more concessions from GM before it signs a deal.

The UAW is still trying to protect workers’ healthcare while also allowing workers to rise up the pay scale faster, according to Reuters.

The union is also looking to curb the use of temporary workers. General Motors is increasingly depending on workers who have fewer benefits and union protections.

Sources close to the story told Reuters that the UAW is looking to give those workers a path to a full-time job.