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Federal Officials, UAW, and General Motors Respond to Labor Dispute : September 14 AND October 17, 2019

Federal Officials, UAW, and General Motors Respond to Labor Dispute
Heather Kerrigan

Between mid-September and late October 2019, General Motors (GM) shuttered plants around the United States after the nearly 50,000-member workforce walked off the job when contract negotiations between the company and International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, better known as United Automobile Workers (UAW), stalled. The labor dispute was the longest strike against GM in a half-century and came at a time when private sector unions across the country were struggling to attract new members despite public opinion of labor at a sixteen-year high. The strike concluded on ...

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