The union's contract with GM actually expired at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, but the union's 46,000 members at GM did not quit at the time.
Earlier this month, the union extended the contracts of two other US automakers, Ford (F) and Fiat Chrysler (FCAU), when it targeted GM (GM) in an effort to Achieve a deal that would set a pattern for the industry.
At that time, a Union statement on Sunday morning suggested that the two sides were still very far apart in the negotiations for a new contract.
"If GM refuses to give even an inch to help hardworking UAW members and their families, then we will see them on the grid tonight," it states.
GM, the largest US automaker, also issued a statement saying it was willing to work around the clock to try to reach an agreement to build "a strong future for our employees and our business." 19659007] We continue to work hard on solutions to some very difficult challenges …
Thousands of GM families and their communities – and many thousands more at our dealers and suppliers – trust us for their livelihoods. "