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Flint's Regina Knuckles, 46, remains warm next to a hearth on the fourth day of the UAW's nationwide strike against General Motors after the contract negotiations in Flint, Michigan, on Thursday, September 19, were interrupted. 2019. (Photo: Kimberly P. Mitchell, Detroit Free Press)

DETROIT – General Motors and UAW negotiators should continue the negotiations on the seventh day of a nationwide strike against a new contract.

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, who was for the first time the leader in a new poll in Iowa, was scheduled to join the strike at the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant Sunday. UAW President Gary Jones called it "Solidarity Sunday" and invited the public to join the strikers across the country. Former Vice President Joe Biden, who was a leader in most Democratic elections, was expected at a rally in Kansas City, Kansas.

UAW leaders will be in negotiations rather than at the Detroit rally. Terry Dittes, the vice president of the union's GM department, will attend the talks at the Renaissance Center, and union president Gary Jones is expected to join the group, a pro-negotiator told the Free Press.

The auto workers are one of two groups represented by the UAW that strike GM facilities. About 850 janitors employed at Aramark were fired early Sunday at five GM sites in Michigan and Ohio. At the same time, the union's separate contract in 2015 expired with GM. About 24 hours later, 46,000 GM workers went on strike in the United States.

According to a source familiar with the talks, the negotiators resumed negotiations around 9 Sunday morning after they left for Saturday night.

It's fast, hasty and insensitive. GM has abolished health care for striking workers. The expert says gas was burned in flames.

Profit Sharing

In the meantime, the Detroit Free Press has learned details about another important sticking point between the union and the automaker: profit sharing just ahead of union demands.

GM said it offers an improved formula that would increase profit sharing. The biggest problem seems to be that GM's offer did not include agency workers.

GM spokesman David Barnas said, "I can not comment on current negotiations / negotiations." He added that currently all classifications of GM hourly workers, with the exception of temporary workers, are entitled to profit sharing.

In a September 15 media release, GM stated that it had offered the UAW, inter alia, an "enhanced profit-sharing formula" in its original contract offer. The UAW rejected GM's offer, which contained numerous other components, and ordered its 46,000 workers to strike all 55 GM facilities in the United States early Monday morning.

A source with knowledge of GM's bid to the UAW, the union said it holds the profit sharing proposal for "concessionaire." It puts back the profit-sharing. "

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"The contract workers do not receive any profit sharing," said Harley Shaiken, one Professor specializing in labor at the University of California at Berkeley. "If 10% of your workforce does not get it, that's a Whoa! That's a big check, and if you do not get it and you do the same job as someone next to you who gets it, you will not be that night." celebrate with them. "

However, GM has the car industry's most generous profit sharing plan for hourly employees, a corporate spokesman said, citing a study by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago.

GM's annual profit share over the last four years has surpassed $ 10,000 a year, the company said.

The government-funded US General Social Survey found that 32% of American employees received a share of their company's profits last year. The average payout was $ 2,000.

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A GM employee typically receives $ 1,000 for every $ 1 billion of North American pre-tax profits from GM, Shaiken said.

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Justin McCauley, 36, of Saginaw, is a temporary worker with three years experience in General Motors Flint's assembly plant, where he knows strikes on the fourth day of the UAW's nationwide strike against General Motors after stalled contract negotiations in Flint, Michigan, on September 19, 2019. (Photo: Kimberly P. Mitchell, Detroit Free Press)