DETROIT (AP) – The four-year contract between General Motors and the United Auto Workers has expired as negotiations for a new agreement continue.
Union representatives told GM they would allow the contract to pass Shortly before midnight on Saturday and raise the strike risk on Sunday evening. Union members who worked on Sunday should report as planned.
There was a fold. About 850 of the UAW's janitors, who worked for a separate company, Aramark, in eight GM facilities, went on strike on Sunday. Factory workers can not exceed their picket.
UAW Vice-President Terry Dittes (DIT-ez) tells members in a letter that the union and GM are far apart on economic issues. The talks continued on Sunday.
Two groups of union leaders will meet on Sunday to decide on the next steps.
GM agreed to negotiate around the clock.