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UAW Strike enters fourth week

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United Auto Workers officials say contract talks with General Motors have “taken a turn for the worse” over the weekend.

The union says it proposed changes to improve wages, pensions, and overall job security – but claims GM simply went back to a previous offer the union had already rejected.

The automaker responds in a statement that it is committed to helping union workers now and in the future.

While the talks continue, so does a federal investigation into corruption among some UAW officials.

The UAW placed a member of its International Executive Board – Vance Pearson – on leave…about a month after he was charged with illegally using union funds.

In a recent editorial two former UAW communications directors said they were breaking what they referred to as the “institutional code of silence” to publicly condemn the union’s leadership and call for the resignation of the entire executive board.