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15 Sep 2019 | 05:31 PM UTC

US: United Auto Workers (UAW) union announces nationwide strike September 15

United States of America News Alert

United Auto Workers (UAW) union says nearly 49,000 members at General Motors (GM) plants will go on strike September 15

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/15/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/16/2019, 11:59 PM (America/New_York). COUNTRY/REGION United States

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Event

The United Auto Workers (UAW) union announced that its roughly 49,000 members will go on strike at General Motors (GM) factories nationwide shortly before midnight (local time) on Sunday, September 15. Contract negotiations between the union and GM broke down over wages, healthcare, and profit-sharing. Production at GM factories is expected to be severely impacted for the duration of the strike.

Associated protests are possible in the coming days and weeks. A heightened security presence and transportation disruptions should be expected surrounding all protests.

Advice

Individuals in the US are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid any protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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