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Union boosts strike pay for GM workers as talks continue

SeattlePI.com Saturday, 12 October 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — United Auto Workers is increasing strike pay for union workers picketing at General Motors as it continues to negotiate with the company nearly four weeks after more than 49,000 employees walked off factory floors.

The union said Saturday that weekly pay will rise to $275 from $250 for members on strike, effective Sunday. It moves up the timing of a $25 weekly raise that had been planned to go into effect on Jan. 1. The union also voted to allow members to take part-time jobs and continue to receive strike pay, as long as they perform their picket duty.

UAW and General Motors continued contract talks on Saturday, a day after the union made a counterproposal to management.
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The United Auto Workers union said Saturday it will boost strike pay for 48,000 hourly workers at General Motors Co. According to Reuters, pay will go up by $25 a week to $275 as the strike against the largest U.S. automaker nears the end of its fourth week. Both sides said talks were continuing late...

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