Trump urges General Motors to reach deal with union as strike looms

President TrumpDonald John TrumpRepublicans consider skipping witnesses in Trump impeachment trial Bombshell Afghanistan report bolsters calls for end to 'forever wars' Lawmakers dismiss Chinese retaliatory threat to US tech MORE on Sunday urged General Motors (GM) and the United Automobile Workers (UAW) union to reach a deal as a worker strike looms.

"Here we go again with General Motors and the United Auto Workers," he tweeted. "Get together and make a deal!"

UAW members voted Sunday morning to strike after contract negotiations broke down.


The union body advised 46,000 members to strike at 31 General Motors plants at about midnight on Monday.

Terry Dittes, UAW's GM head, said the union is "standing up" for fair wages, health care and job security.

GM in a statement to The Hill said it has offered more than $7 billion in investments, more than 5,400 jobs, and improved wages and benefits in negotiations so far.

Trump has previously criticized GM for announcing plans to cut thousands of jobs in the U.S. and Canada.

For one of those planned closures in Lordstown, Ohio, Trump lashed out at local union boss David Green, singling him out over the shuttering.