2007 General Motors strike

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The 2007 General Motors strike was a strike from September 24 to 26, 2007, by the United Auto Workers against General Motors.

On September 24, 2007 at approximately 11:00 a.m. EDT, the roughly 73,000 General Motors workers represented by the United Auto Workers union went on strike against the company.[1] The first nationwide strike against GM since 1970 was expected to idle 59 plants and facilities for an indefinite period of time. Talks broke down after more than 20 straight days of bargaining failed to produce a new contract. Major issues that proved to be stumbling blocks for an agreement included wages, benefits, job security and investments in US facilities.[2]

Within hours, the ripple effect was felt in Canada with closures of two car assembly plants in Oshawa, Ontario and a transmission facility in Windsor on September 25. However, at 3:05 EDT on September 26, a tentative agreement was reached, and the strike's end was announced by UAW officials in a news conference at 4 a.m.[3] By the following day, all GM workers in both countries were back to work.


  1. ^ Isidore, Chris (24 September 2007). "73,000 workers walk in nationwide GM strike". CNNMoney. 
  2. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20070925222249/http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=%2F20070924%2FBUSINESS01%2F70924034&theme=AUTOTALKS072007. Archived from the original on 2007-09-25.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ Isidore, Chris (26 September 2007). "GM-UAW reach deal to end strike". CNNMoney.