The company has stopped paying for health insurance but says the union's strike policy is retroactive so nobody really went without.
There are almost 50,000 United Auto Workers on strike, making it the largest auto strike in a decade.
The union will be covering the cost of COBRA during the lapse.
It's not that complicated. GM has been highly profitable, and workers haven't forgotten the sacrifices they made to prop up the company.
The auto industry hasn't seen a United Auto Workers walkout like this in years.
The union and the automaker failed to come to an agreement on a new four-year collective bargaining deal.
The work stoppage would involve nearly 50,000 workers. "We'll see them on the picket lines tonight," the union said.
Trump said United Auto Workers union dues are too high now that a major GM plant is closing on his watch.
When cuts were first announced last year President Trump called them "disappointing."
In a poll taken after the news of the GM layoffs, 44 percent said the president has or will bring back blue-collar jobs.
"You’re such a fool, Trump. You’ve been played again by these people who’ve never liked you."
General Motors announced it will cut more than 14,000 jobs and shutter seven factories.
Even some of America's best engineering couldn't save it.
The New York tabloid took aim at Trump after General Motors revealed it would be cutting thousands of U.S. jobs.
Last year, the president said people in Ohio shouldn't sell their houses because the jobs were coming back.
Sometimes when workers lose, investors win.
A restructuring of the motor company will leave thousands of factory and white-collar workers out of a job.