GM strike continues while UAW members vote this week on new contract

Reuters
GM strike continues while UAW members vote this week on new contract

DETROIT/WASHINGTON — The United Auto Workers union rank and file remain off the job this week while they vote on a proposed contract that delivers higher pay for full-time workers and better terms for temporary workers, but moves no work out of Mexico and allows the automaker to close three U.S. plants. Union leaders are giving the 48,000 striking workers until Oct. 25 — Friday — to vote on the contract terms, but have recommended ratification of the deal. The decision to keep the strike going for another week reflects the pressure on top UAW leaders amid a continuing federal corruption probe of the union.