There are some concessions the union had been pushing for, but the closure of the Lordstown, Ohio, plant remains a sticking point.
The Big Three have a profitable decade behind them. But from changing consumer tastes to the advent of the autonomous car, threats loom on the horizon.
The United Automobile Workers told its members it would increase strike pay from $200 a week to $275 by January.
VP Joe Hinrichs says the 'major investments have been in the works for quite some time.'