GM and UAW close in deal to end strike

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The officials from General Motors (GM) and United Auto Workers (UAW) are currently working together to close in on a tentative agreement. It should soon lead to the end of the ongoing strike that the UAW has been carried out against GM. 

However, it has been estimated that both the sides are not expected to reach the deal by today itself. A person who is associated with both the sides stated that currently, the negotiators from both the sides would return to bargain again after midnight. Currently, both sides have taken a break. 

The work at GM had stopped on September 16, 2019. The negotiators from both sides have been meeting daily since then. However, specific sources stated that since the past 24 to 48 hours, the talks between both the parties have intensified. 

Terry Dittes, who is the President of UAW, sent a letter to the members this Wednesday. It states that the meeting saw progress this week. For the 10th day straight, the officials had picketed over 48,000 workers outside the United States Plant of the famed automaker.

In his letter, Dittes wrote that all the proposals which were unsettled now are at the main table. They will continue to bargain regarding the demands. Their side has presented the claims to GM. Now, they are waiting for the response of the GM officials. Both back and forth would continue to negotiate until they reach a suitable deal. 

Now that all the issues are on ‘main table’ and not among the subcommittee depicts that a tentative deal would be imminent. Both sides are positive as long as talks do not fall apart due to the sticking point issue from any party. Depending on how far both sides are on different issues such as temporary workers and pay demands – it could take hours or even days.   

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