Auto Strikes End
Cimini, Michael H., Muhl, Charles J., Monthly Labor Review
Two separate work stoppages conducted by locals of the United Auto Workers (UAW) at General Motors Corporation (GM) and Chrysler Corporation ended when agreements were reached addressing employees' concerns over job security and health and safety issues. Some 5,500 workers represented by UAW Local 594 walked off their jobs at GM's Pontiac East truck assembly plant in Pontiac, MI, for 6 days, while 5,700 employees represented by UAW Local 685 spent 1 day on picket lines at Chrysler's Kokomo, IN, transmission plant.
The genesis of the GM strike--the seventh stoppage at the automaker in 15 months--was the closing of GM's Pontiac West plant in December 1994. Of the 1,800 …
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Publication information: Article title: Auto Strikes End. Contributors: Cimini, Michael H. - Author, Muhl, Charles J. - Author. Journal title: Monthly Labor Review. Volume: 118. Issue: 7 Publication date: July 1995. Page number: 76. © 1999 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. COPYRIGHT 1995 Gale Group.
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