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Union votes to strike at General Motors' US plants
Roughly 49,000 workers at General Motors plants in the U.S. plan to go on strike just before midnight Sunday, but talks between the United Auto Workers and the automaker will resume.
"shrinking middle-class" purportedly abandoned by labor unions and GI bills
"We stood up for General Motors when they needed us most," union Vice President Terry Dittes said in a statement, referring to union concessions that helped GM survive bankruptcy protection in 2009.
nod to DNC bank recap, "Car Czar" unit, which pretended that UAW had not agreed with GM in 2007 (RNC admin) to a two-tier pension and wage shaft.
The announcement came hours after the union let its contract with GM expire Saturday night. If there is a strike, picketers would shut down a total of 53 GM facilities, including 33 manufacturing sites and 22 parts distribution warehouses. GM has factories in Michigan, Ohio, New York, Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas, Missouri, Indiana and Kansas.
"productivity" pride and "free trade" growth myths bite poor people in ass, right?
A strike would bring to a halt GM's U.S. production, and would likely stop the company from making vehicles in Canada and Mexico as well. That would mean fewer vehicles for consumers [!] to choose from on dealer lots, and it would make it impossible to build specially ordered cars and trucks.
Partisan "bickering" seems to be working well for middle-classes in the EU, too.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Sep 16th, 2019 at 01:24:42 AM EST
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