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GM workers worry about paying bills as strike continues

WorldNews Thursday, 10 October 2019
GM workers worry about paying bills as strike continuesTOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Nearly four weeks into the United Auto Workers’ strike against General Motors, employees are starting to feel the pinch of going without their regular paychecks. They’re scaling back at the grocery, giving up on eating at restaurants and some are taking on part-time jobs while trying to get by on weekly strike pay of $250. “In a couple of more weeks, I think everybody’s going to be calling the bank or their creditors, going, ‘Hey, probably going to be late or delinquent,'” said Mike Armentrout, who works at GM’s transmission plant in Toledo. While pressure is intensifying to reach a deal, the losses for both sides are mounting and...
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News video: UAW Boosts Strike Pay As GM Talks Lumber On

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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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