Economy

Non-profit feeds UAW workers who don't have access to food

Non-profit feeds UAW workers who don't have access to food”

The 31-day strike could end soon, but it's not over yet.

.

The UAW National General Motors Council is scheduled to meet starting at 10:30 a.m.in the Detroit Renaissance Center and will vote on a proposed tentative agreement reached by negotiators for GM and the union.

The entire membership also must vote. Now that GM has been nursed back to health - earning $2.42 billion in its latest quarter - they wanted a bigger share.

The work stoppage has rippled throughout the automaker's North American operations, causing thousands of additional layoffs.

"I've never felt prouder to be a union member", he said in a news release. A deal is allegedly still in the works to sell the existing Lordstown plant to EV startup Workhorse. The assembly plant in Lordstown went idle in March. The tentative agreement is a key step, but not the finish line. From here, the union's national GM council will review the agreement, which is expected to take place on Thursday.

After taking concessions a decade ago to help GM return from bankruptcy, UAW members were bitter their compensation hasn't grown with the company's return to profitability, and angry about plans to close four US plants.

While morale remains high, Zuniga said he continues to hear that talks between the two sides are getting closer to a resolution to end the strike.

John P. Beck, an associate professor at Michigan State University's School of Human Resources and Labor Relations, tells TIME that employees are angry that while they made major sacrifices during the company's 2009 bankruptcy, they don't seem to be benefiting now that the company is more profitable.

General Motors confirmed a proposed agreement was reached but offered no details.

"If we had our druthers, we would love to have our "partner" jobs be GM workers under our umbrella", said Mike Herron, chairman of UAW Local 1853.

"The number one priority of the national negotiation team has been to secure a strong and fair contract that our members deserve", said UAW Vice President Terry Dittes, Director of the UAW GM Department. Out of respect for our members, we will refrain from commenting on the details until the UAW GM leaders gather together and receive all details. "Because we always knew our fate would depend on this, and once we find out what's in the details, then we'll go from there and hopefully it's good news for us here at Local 1112". "I commend the UAW's national negotiators for standing firm to deliver on what their members demanded and hope this will bring an end to one of the most courageous fights I have ever seen".

The union disclosed that GM's Barra met with the UAW's Jones and Dittes at the company's Detroit headquarters, seeking to speed up talks, as the strike neared its fourth week.

UAW leaders also have credibility issues: President Gary Jones was implicated last month by federal prosecutors in an indictment of a former confidant who conspired to embezzle member dues and spend the money on stays at luxury villas, golf gear and cigars. Otherwise, workers will remain on strike until the union fully ratifies the proposed labor agreement. During the October 17 meeting, the Council will decide whether to continue the strike until ratification concludes or to stop the strike at the time of the Council's approval of the agreement.

The strike immediately brought GM's US factories to a halt and, within a week, started to hamper production in Mexico and Canada.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


17 October 2019
Farooq Abdullah's Daughter Safia Is In Judicial Custody: J&K Police
Scores of women protesters including sister and daughter of former chief minister and incumbent parliamentarian, Dr. Khan said the gunmen set the man's truck on fire and fled from Sindoo Shirmal, a village in southern Kashmir.

17 October 2019
Scotland must hold independence referendum in 2020 - SNP's Sturgeon
Before lunch, a Scotland's Future event was held to discuss the growing need for Scotland to become an independent country. She continued: "His plans would take Scotland out of the EU, out of the single market and out of the customs union".

17 October 2019
Ryan Reynolds & John Krasinski Set To Star In Fantasy Comedy 'Imaginary Friends'
The aforementioned Paramount Pictures is leading the pack to earn the rights to the film, beating out both Sony and Lionsgate. The Hitman's Bodyguard actor Ryan Reynolds is reportedly able to communicate with other people's imaginary friends .

17 October 2019
Oakland Raiders vs. Green Bay Packers Prediction, Preview, and Odds
Grant, not to be confused with former Packers running back Ryan Grant, is in his sixth year in the NFL. The Packers released tight end Ethan Wolf to make room for the additions on the practice squad.

17 October 2019
Apex Legends Fight or Fright Event
Darkness descends on Kings Canyon in Shadowfall , a warped version of the Apex games hosted by a mysterious figure. The Fight or Fright Halloween event for battle royale game Apex Legends is kicking off tomorrow, October 15.

17 October 2019
PUBG Season 5 and Survivor Pass: Badlands detailed
Machete, Crowbar, Sickle: The maximum throwing distance is 40m and damage will decrease from 75 to 25 based on the distance. There are also several new tracks of season missions, progression missions, and challenge missions to wade through.

17 October 2019
John Dorsey admits working the phones. Can he land a left tackle?
Williams, who is holding out over his contract and a dispute with the team's medical staff, has yet to play this season. The head coach then added, "You're always looking to improve your roster by any means".

17 October 2019
Scottish Rugby respond to misconduct charge by World Rugby
In Tokyo, Japan began their bid for World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge glory with a 61-42 victory against Brazil in Pool A. The game ultimately did go ahead, with Japan beating the Scots 28-21 to reach the last eight in their place.

17 October 2019
Harry to mark World Mental Health Day with community visits
Then, Harry expresses that he thinks that the topic is not discussed amply and he feels that people all over the world are suffering.

17 October 2019
Apple to launch iPhone 11 lineup in S. Korea on October 25
Over the past few months, Indian-made iPhone 6 and 7 models were already sold in the European market. Apple also plans to export some of the iPhones produced here to other markets, such as Europe.