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GM workers in Parma join the thousands across the country in strike

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Posted at 7:54 AM, Sep 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-16 08:12:38-04

PARMA, Ohio — United Auto Workers members in Parma joined the thousands of other members across the country who went on strike at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday.

Approximately 48,000 UAW-GM workers from across the country were a part of the strike.

The union and GM have been negotiating a new contract for months, and on Sept. 3, the UAW selected GM as the strike target, meaning they would be the first of the Big 3 to begin negotiating.

GM offered to make new products at two plants they planned to close.

In 2015, the union and automakers struck a last-minute deal for a new four-year contract, which did expire at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday.

United Auto Workers members picket outside the General Motors in Parma.

Last year, GM announced plans to close four plants in Ohio, Michigan and Maryland, which didn’t sit well with the union.

UAW leaders and members are supposed to continue contract talks on Monday at 10 a.m.

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