The United Auto Workers (UAW) strike against General Motors has entered its fourth week. After initial reports a week ago, and also last Friday, union negotiators now say that the bargaining has “Taken a turn for the worse.” The union claims GM backtracked on some provisions that were important to the union.
“The leadership is a little bit nervous about being able to ratify and so everything is taking longer. You don’t have the leadership leading, they’re looking over their shoulder at the membership all the time wondering if the deal is gonna fly,” said economist Patrick Anderson. The leadership is also being arrested for corruption. This weekend, the UAW announced it had put a 17-state union manager, Vance Pearson, on leave. Pearson is being charged in a federal corruption probe.