GM urges UAW to engage in ‘around-the-clock’ bargaining to reach a deal, potentially end strike


United Auto Workers members on strike picket outside General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant on Sept. 25, 2019 with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (far left) in Detroit.

Michael Wayland | CNBC

DETROIT – General Motors is urging the United Auto Workers to agree to “around-the-clock” bargaining in an attempt to reach a tentative agreement and potentially end the union’s strike against the automaker, now in its 25th day.

In a Thursday letter obtained by CNBC, GM Vice President of North America – Labor Relations Scott Sandefur criticizes the union for not promptly responding to a Monday offer from the company. He also encourages the union to “engage in bargaining over all issues around-the-clock to get an agreement.”

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