UAW strikes against GM

STEAD, Nev. (KOLO) The United Auto Workers (UAW) is continuing its strike against General Motors. The nationwide strike has about 50,000 workers marching the picket lines.

"We're standing together, standing together to make sure General Motors gives them what they deserve," Lance Pringle, president of Local 162 UAW, says.

The facility in Stead has about 50 employees, all of whom Pringle says will stay out picketing until their demands are met.

"It's basically about General Motors making their profits, making more money but not paying the workers who are getting them those profits, so it's just not a fair thing they're doing to the employees," Pringle says.

Some of the demands include higher wages, affordable healthcare, job security and a clear path to full-time employment for those in temporary positions.

"They want them to work for eight years before they get full pay and it's just not fair, and then the temps they don't get profit sharing they don't get the same benefits," he says.

Julia Moyles says she had to wait nearly a year before becoming a full-time employee.

"Very frustrating," Moyles says. "Seeing the people around you, you're getting the work out like everybody else, being a team player and waiting, getting promised that you'd get hired the next month and it dragging on until I finally did get hired after 11 months."

GM released a statement saying “Negotiations have resumed. Our goal remains to reach an agreement that builds a stronger future for our employees and our business.”

Stead employees say they are in this for the long haul.

"As long as it takes and hopefully we can get the company to come to our side and say, yes we can help them out and now it's time to give a little," Moyles says.

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