A court order preventing members of United Auto Workers from blocking the entrance to a Tennessee General Motors facility gave a backlash to employees who were fighting for higher pay and more job security.
A state court granted GM's request involving the Spring Hill assembly plant on Sunday, the Detroit Free Press reported. In effect until October 8, the order follows the arrest of several pickets accused of blocking a road at the plant.
Meanwhile, neither side has signaled a willingness to cave as GM's daily losses are piled up and local union leaders stock items such as food, water and diapers for pickets if bank accounts is starting to get dry.
The federation remains "committed to conducting all strike-related activities safely and legally," according to a statement.
"UAW members, their families, friends and neighbors peacefully exercise the right to fence in support of the union's strike for better wages, affordable health care and job security," the union said according to the Detroit Free Press. "We will continue to work with law enforcement as problems arise."
Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat and presidential candidate in 2020, speaks to the media during a United Auto Workers strike outside General Motors & # 39; Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant on Sunday, September 22. Phot
GM said that seeking court was "necessary."
"We recognize the right of our employees to participate in legal protests during the strike, but safety and security for the public and our staff is our top priority," the GM told the Detroit Free Press. "After dialogue failed to stop the incidents of harassment, violence and vandalism by a few people, we had to take necessary action to protect everyone involved,"
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