Economy

Union says talks with GM have ‘taken a turn for the worse’

Union says talks with GM have ‘taken a turn for the worse’”

Major issues in these talks include GM's use of temporary workers, as well as the union's demand that the company finds work for some or all of the four plants it announced it would close. Re-opening the two plants has been a significant goal for UAW since the strike began. GM has offered to build its electric trucks in a plant that straddles the line between Detroit and the town of Hamtramck, which is scheduled to be idle in January when the sedans it builds go away.

"These negotiations have taken a turn for the worse", he said. The two sides debated whether a temp who was laid off could claim the accumulated time once called back, one of the people said. Many workers have moved from Lordstown to other GM cities to keep working for the company, but the cuts have also bumped people with lower seniority out of their jobs. UAW local leaders nationwide will convene in Detroit to decide whether to remain out of work until that ratification vote is completed.

Another factor is GM's push to close the UAW-GM Center for Human Resources in Detroit, according to a report from The Detroit Free Press citing three people familiar with negotiations.

GM leads all companies in automobiles produced in Mexico at just over 833,000 past year, according to LMC and the Center for Automotive Research, a think-tank based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. According to figures on the GM website, at of the end of August, GM produced 573,661 total vehicles in Mexico, and all but 47,601 came to the U.S. More than 2,500 cars were exported from Mexico to Canada.

In a sign of how tense the talks have gotten on Sunday, Dittes sent a letter to Scott Sandefur, vice-president of labor relations for GM North America, to scold him for a lack of response to the union's offer.

General Motors said in its latest5 statement on the negotiations, "We continue to negotiate in good faith with very good proposals that benefit employees today and builds a stronger future for all of us".

The letter from UAW Vice President Terry Dittes casts doubt on whether there will be a quick settlement in the contract dispute, which sent 49,000 workers to the picket lines on September 16, crippling GM's factories.

The company said it is committed to talking around the clock to resolve the dispute.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


07 October 2019
Kanye West Reconfirms His Love of Trump
Holocaust, Jews, Slavery is blacks, ' he added. 'So, prison is something that unites us as one race. Social media is created to make you think slower....

07 October 2019
Audrain Concours coup: Aston Martin debuts Centenary auto
Meanwhile, the other vehicle - the DB4 GT Zagato Continuation - is a track-only auto which pays homage to the original DB4 Zagato. Aston Martin is also expecting many buyers to take advantage of its "Q" division, which allows for even further personalisation.

07 October 2019
Montreal Canadiens Three Standout Performances vs Toronto Maple Leafs
So Julien put his lines in a blender and the Canadiens came out in the third period determined to turn momentum their way. Only one of five power plays paid off for Toronto and the team lost focus on the game went on. "He'll get the message".

07 October 2019
'Soft' defense exposed as Saints bring Bucs back to reality
New Orleans Saints linebacker Demario Davis introduced a new celebratory dance move on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers . "Just being able to be part of something where there's such a high standard, you just continue to be motivated to want more".

07 October 2019
GE freezes pensions for 20K, trimming up to $6B in debt
The company has struggled to boost profits amid a slump in demand for its gas-fired turbines for power generation. GE had 283,000 employees worldwide at the end of past year , including about 97,000 in the U.S.

07 October 2019
Taliban co-founder in Pakistan as USA envoy visits
As the negotiations were nearing the climax, President Trump called off the talks, slamming the Taliban for renewed violence. In 2018, Baradar was released from jail to facilitate peace talks after Khalilzad was appointed USA peace envoy.

07 October 2019
Boris Johnson 'backed "tech friend" Jennifer Arcuri for £100k-a-year job'
While she was still in her 20s, Arcuri's company, Innotech, was awarded $33,000 in public funding when Johnson was mayor. In her ITV interview on Monday, Arcuri "categorically" denied that Johnson had ever helped secure grants for her.

07 October 2019
James Middleton confirms engagement to girlfriend Alizee Thevenet
Alizee's father even told the Daily Mail previous year his daughter is very happy with James, and so is the family. It wasn't until after they'd met for a drink that Alizee realised who he was - one of her friends had to tell her.

07 October 2019
Judge rules Trump must turn over tax returns to Manhattan D.A.
Vance was probing payments made to Stormy Daniels , a pornographic actress who has claimed she had an affair with Trump. The Manhattan D.A.is investigating if this a falsification of business records, which is a crime in NY .

07 October 2019
Washington to start McCoy at QB vs. Patriots
Handling the winless and hapless Washington Redskins 33-7 Sunday afternoon at FedEx Field defined business as usual for both. Gruden had been the longest-lasting coach in the history of Daniel Snyder's 20-year ownership of the team.