UAW to let GM contract lapse; strike possible
The United Auto Workers union is letting its contract with General Motors expire at 11:59 p.m., increasing the likelihood of a strike as early as Sunday night.
Citing significant differences with the company on wages, health care and other issues, union Vice President Terry Dittes tells local union officials in a letter that a decision on whether to strike will be made Sunday.
The union says in a letter to GM that union members will report for regular shifts on Sunday.
Both letters were obtained Saturday by The Associated Press.