United Auto Workers strike reaches 2nd week, no progress in sight

Posted at 11:02 AM, Sep 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-23 13:16:39-04

(LEX 18) — The United Auto Workers strike against General Motors has now entered its second week with no progress in sight.

Bargainers reportedly met all weekend and returned to talks on Monday as the strike enters its eighth day.

Workers walked off their jobs on September 16, which paralyzed production at around 30 manufacturing sites in nine states, including Kentucky.

Workers received their last GM paycheck last week and will have to start living on $250 per week in strike pay starting this week.

This strike marks the first national strike by UAW since 2007.