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Published: October 9, 2019


GOING INTO WEEK FOUR, NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE BETWEEN THE UNITED AUTO WORKERS AND GENERAL MOTORS. ACCORDING TO THE DAILY HERALD, UNION MEMBERS AT THE SPRING HILL PLANT ARE STILL STRIKING FOR FAIR WAGES, AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE, JOB SECURITY AND A PATH FOR TEMPORARY WORKERS TO GET PERMANENT SENIORITY AFTER A FULL MONTH OF EMPLOYMENT.  IN MAURY COUNTY, GM EMPLOYEES 398 SALARIED POSITIONS AND 2,630 HOURLY POSITIONS AND SINCE THE STRIKE BEGAN WORKERS HAVE LOST OUT ON MORE THAN 3.5 MILLION DOLLARS IN PAY.  JUST THIS WEEK EMPLOYEES OF THE AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS MANUFACTURER,  MAGNA, LEARNED THEY WILL LOSE THEIR BENEFITS WITH THE COMPANY AT THE END OF THE MONTH DUE TO THE GM STRIKE. EMPLOYEES WILL BE MOVED FROM IT'S STRIKE INSURANCE COVERAGE TO A COMPANY SPONSORED COBRA BENEFITS PACKAGE. MAGNA’S OPERATION HAS BEEN AT A STANDSTILL SINCE THE STRIKE BEGAN AND APPROXIMATELY 300 EMPLOYEES ARE CURRENTLY OUT OF WORK.