UAW-GM strike: GM CEO Mary Barra meets with UAW leaders

Meeting could be sign of progress

DETROIT – General Motors CEO Mary Barra sat down with United Automobile Workers leaders on Wednesday, a potential sign of progress during the GM-UAW strike.

Barra visited the negotiation room at the Renaissance Center and spoke face to face with UAW President Gary Jones and UAW-GM Vice President Terry Dittes for about an hour.

There hasn't been word about what the three discussed, but talks between the UAW-GM subcommittees after the meeting went on until about 3 a.m. Thursday.

The strike began on Sept. 15 and, by the next day, nearly 50,000 union members had stopped reporting to work. The strike has resulted in the shutting down of 33 manufacturing plants and 22 part distribution facilities nationwide.

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