On Sunday, nearly 50,000 workers went on strike against General Motors (GM) late Sunday. The strike is reportedly the largest strike by any labor organization in the United States since 2007. You can read more about the strike here. The walk outs occurred at 31 GM factories and 21 other facilities across nine states by members of the United Auto Workers (UAW). The union says it is seeking higher hourly wages, lump sum payments, and a profit sharing plan. It also demands GM agree to limit use of temporary workers and provide temporary workers with a path to employment.
The UAW is subject to a federal corruption inquiry that has been looking into the use of union funds for "lavish and personal spending by senior UAW officials" and its president. You can read more about this here.
We will keep you updated as this strike continues.