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GM Losing Patience With UAW Over Nearly Monthlong Strike

October 11, 2019

General Motors Co.’s chief labor negotiator suggested the United Auto Workers is dragging its feet in responding to the automaker’s latest contract offer in a show of frustration with a strike that’s lumbering toward the one-month mark.

GM made a comprehensive offer Oct. 7 to the UAW and hasn’t received a response in the days since, despite CEO Mary Barra joining a meeting with union leaders Oct. 9. Scott Sandefur, GM’s vice president of North American labor relations, criticized the UAW’s plan to make a counter proposal only after five committees resolve a series of issues, and the automaker went public with the broad outlines of its offer.

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