Auto Workers Strike At Nine GM Plants

Auto Workers Strike At Nine GM Plants


CRISIS. THE FAMILY WHO OWNS PURDUE PHARMA SAYS IT IS WORKING TOWARDS A GLOBAL RESOLUTION. THEY HAVE OFFERED NEARLY $5 BILLION AND PART OF FUTURE REVENUES FROM THE DRUG SALES.>GENERAL MOTORS PLANTS ARE SHUT DOWN IN NINE STATES AS ALL WORKERS ARE ON STRIKE. THIS IS A LOOK AT THE PICKET LINES IN DETROIT. NEGOTIATIONS START UP AT 10 AM BUT THE TOP NEGOTIATOR SAYS BOTH SIDES ARE STILL FAR APART. LAURA EXPLAINS. Reporter: GENERAL MOTORS WORKERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY WALKS OFF THE JOB AT MIDNIGHT, MORE THAN 46,000 MEMBERS OF UNITED AUTO WORKERS WENT ON STRIKE AFTER CONTRACT NEGOTIATION FAILED. WE ARE STANDING UP FOR FAIR WAGES, WE ARE STANDING UP FOR AFFORDABLE QUALITY HEALTHCARE. Reporter: IT IS THE UNION’S FIRST NATIONAL STRIKE SINCE A TWO DAY WALK OUT IN 2007. WITH THEM ALL GOING OUT AT THE SAME TIME, IT COULD MAKE IT MORE SERIOUS FOR GENERAL MOTORS TO COME TO THE TABLE IN GOOD FAITH. Reporter: IN A VIDEO, THAT VICE PRESIDENT OF GENERAL MOTORS AS THEY OFFERED TO INVEST $7 BILLION IN PLANTS AND PRODUCT PROGRAMS. WE’VE OFFERED WAGE AND LUMP- SUM INCREASES OVER THE LIFE OF

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