GM National Strike Begins At Midnight. Almost 50,000 Workers To Walk Out.

Almost 50,000 General Motors workers are going on strike.

CNN reports:

“The United Auto Workers union announced that its roughly 49,000 members at General Motors plants in the U.S. will go on strike Sunday night because contract negotiations with the automaker had broken down. The decision came after about 200 plant-level union leaders voted unanimously in favor of a walkout during a meeting Sunday morning in Detroit.

‘We stood up for General Motors when they needed us most. Now we are standing together in unity and solidarity for our members,’ union Vice President Terry Dittes said in a statement.

It’s still possible that bargainers could return to the table and hammer out an agreement, but union spokesman Brian Rothenberg said at a news conference that it would be unlikely. He said it would be hard to believe that the bargainers could resolve so many issues before 11:59 p.m.”

For the rest of the story, visit CBS News here.

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