The union’s national GM council will gather in Detroit Thursday morning to discuss the deal and vote on whether to end the walkout or continue it until the tentative agreement is ratified by members.
By the end of last week, some 150,000 workers either had been laid off or had their pay reduced, a consulting firm said. Most of those affected don't even work for GM.
LMC Automotive says that even if the strike ended today, production of the midengine Chevrolet Corvette will be delayed by two or three weeks, while production of large SUVs will be set back at least a month.
If there were a limit to solidarity, you might expect to find it in the chilled faces of third-shift workers picketing in the early-morning dark, when the UAW's national walkout at General Motors is the least glamorous.
Terry Dittes, vice president of the UAW-GM department, said Sunday in a letter to members that GM turned down an "extensive package" that addressed all of the union's demands, from wages to profit-sharing. There were no updates from either side as of mid-afternoon on Monday.