Day 16 of UAW strike: Union gives counteroffer to GM proposal sent Monday night

Posted at 2:58 PM, Oct 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-01 17:42:42-04

(WXYZ) — The UAW said it has submitted a counter offer to General Motors on day 16 of strike, after GM sent the union a proposal on Monday night.

According to a letter sent to UAW workers obtained by 7 Action News, GM sent the union a proposal at 9:40 a.m., but the union said the proposal "did not satisfy your contract demands or needs."

The union said the proposal came up short in areas like health care, wages, temporary employees, skilled trades, job security and more.

"Additionally, concessionary proposals still remain in the company's proposals as of late last night," the letter reads.

According to the union, they responded on Tuesday with a counterproposal and are now waiting on GM's next proposal.

"Regardless of what is publicized in print or social media, etc., there are still many important issues that remain unsolved," the letter adds.

This comes amid GM announcing that 6,000 workers have been temporarily laid off at two plants because of the strike in the U.S. Production at GM's Silao assembly and transmission plants have been disrupted, according to the union. That's because of a part shortage related to the UAW strike.

Check out the letter below.