Plant Talks Continue Past Strike Deadline

The Kansas City Star reports that workers at General Motors' Fairfax Assembly Plant at agreed to work past a previously set Friday afternoon strike deadline. "The UAW has agreed to give a 12-hour notice prior to any strike action," Ben Ippolito, the GM Fairfax plant spokesman told the paper. "GM remains committed to bargaining in good faith and reaching an agreement as soon as possible."

General Motors employees at the Fairfax plant continued making Saturn Auras and Chevrolet Malibus on Friday as officials negotiated past a strike deadline trying to reach a new local contract. Talks will continue through the weekend because the union believes some movement has occurred on disputed issues, said John Melton, bargaining chairman of United Auto Workers Local 31.

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