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General Motors, UAW appear close to a deal as strike enters fifth week

Posted at 4:32 AM, Oct 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-14 07:32:21-04

As the United Automobile Workers (UAW) strike enters its fifth week, it appears the union is close to striking a deal with General Motors.

UAW sent a counteroffer to GM's offer Friday night. GM has confirmed that it has received the offer, and it is under review. If GM accepts the counteroffer, both sides will have reached a deal.

On Saturday, the union announced that striking workers will get a 10 percent bump in their weekly strike pay. Instead of getting paid $250 a week, workers will now be receiving $275 a week.

Workers on strike also received a video message from UAW Vice President Terry Dittes.

“As you know our issues are just, we are trying to provide a path for our temporary workers to become seniority workers, we are trying to secure health care that makes sense for our families and all the people around us that we know love, we are also fighting for higher wages and all that goes with that.” Dittes said.