Gov. Whitmer Shows Support for Striking GM Workers

Nearly 50,000 auto workers walked off the job in a strike against General Motors Monday.

It started just after midnight.

Tens of thousands of unionized GM workers walked off the job and set up picket lines.

It shut down 33 manufacturing plants in nine states.

It’s because contract talks between General Motors and United Auto Workers broke down.

UAW says GM has not budged in months of negotiations, while GM says it has made substantial offers including higher wages and factory investments.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer supported the strikes Monday. She delivered doughnuts to workers outside the Lansing Grand River Plant.