UAW-GM to begin talks July 23
The UAW will begin national bargaining with General Motors Corp. on July
23, UAW President Ron Gettelfinger and Vice President Cal Rapson said
this morning during a Web-chat with members.
The union officials added that they have not yet seen GM’s proposals on
what the automaker would like to do with the jobs bank and whether it
wants to change the rules that govern when someone is eligible for it.
The jobs bank is the controversial policy that continues to provide
workers with close to full pay when their jobs are eliminated.
“We have not yet seen GM’s proposals on the bank or national hire,” they
wrote. “We will address each of these issues carefully and bring the
membership the best contract possible.”
GM union membership is about 74,500, the UAW officials said.