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From an idled GM plant to a UAW picket line

Sep 20, 2019
The No. 1 issue on this assembly line worker's strike agenda? End GM's use of temporary workers.
Members of the United Auto Workers Union picket outside the General Motors assembly plant on Sept. 16 in Wentzville, Missouri.
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Striking GM workers’ concerns include health care, temp workers

Sep 18, 2019
Pay and benefits for temps is front of mind for many strikers.
Members of the United Automobile Workers who are employed at the General Motors Co. Flint Assembly plant in Flint, Michigan, slow down salaried employees entering the plant as they strike early on Sept. 16.
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The last time GM workers went on strike, it was a different economic climate

Sep 17, 2019
The country was heading into the Great Recession during the 2007 walkout. A lot has changed for the company and the economy.
Jennifer Odum, a United Auto Workers member who is employed at the General Motors Flint Assembly plant in Michigan, sits on the curb as she strikes on Sept. 16.
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