GM CEO meets with UAW to help end almost month-long strike
As the United Auto Workers strike against General Motors enters its 26th day, CEO Mary Barra called a meeting with UAW officials to try and get the job done.
The Detroit News reported the GM CEO met with the UAW president and vice president on Wednesday.
A source told the newspaper this move was supposed to jump-start progress toward a tentative agreement that could end the strike, which is causing worry across the workforce as UAW members have to pay bills with reduced strike pay.
The union still has not responded to an offer GM gave Monday morning, according to a letter sent Thursday night to UAW Vice President Terry Dittes by GM Vice President of Labor Relations Scott Sandefur.
The letter said GM CEO Mary Barra had "emphasized the need to get a comprehensive response from the union as soon as possible."
The paper detailed the response from GM was directed at a letter sent earlier in the evening by Dittes stating that the union agreed to have committees work on issues until they can submit a comprehensive proposal.
Committees include the training center and the future of work.