United Auto Workers President Gary Jones and General Motors CEO and Chairman Mary Barra shake hands during an event on Sept. 3 to officially open contract negotiations in Detroit.
Source: General Motors
DETROIT — President Donald Trump on Sunday urged the United Auto Workers union and General Motors to return to negotiations and “make a deal.”
Trump said in a tweet: “Here we go again with General Motors and the United Auto Workers. Get together and make a deal!”
Trump’s tweet was in response to the UAW calling for a strike against the Detroit automaker Sunday morning. The strike is scheduled to take effect at 11:59 p.m. with roughly 48,000 workers heading to the picket lines.
A spokesman with the UAW declined to comment on the tweet. A GM spokesperson, in response to the tweet, said: “We couldn’t agree more.”
The union and GM ceased negotiations after the two sides couldn’t reach a tentative agreement by a Saturday night deadline. Talks are expected to resume as early as 10 a.m. Monday…