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General Motors strike hits US

Issue No. 2070

The US’s biggest industrial strike for seven years hit General Motors (GM) on Monday of this week when tens of thousands of UAW union members walked out. The workers are striking over healthcare benefits and job security. The action brought the world’s second biggest car-maker to a virtual standstill.

“I’ll be out here until the cows come home,” said Yvette Kelly on the picket line at GM’s assembly plant in Hamtramck, Michigan. “They don’t want to guarantee job security or healthcare. What’s left? They just chop, chop, chop away, and send everything overseas. Who wants to keep putting up with that?”

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Tue 25 Sep 2007, 18:41 BST
Issue No. 2070
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