United Automobile Workers
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.
The union and U.S. automakers are bracing for an especially tough fight at the bargaining table this summer.
The election underscores the challenges unions still face in organizing workers in the South.
At stake are 1,700 potential members and a major foothold in an area not friendly to unions.
Trump said United Auto Workers union dues are too high now that a major GM plant is closing on his watch.
Sometimes when workers lose, investors win.
The UAW backed another Democrat in the April nomination contest.
"A woman's rights affect everyone's rights. This is happening in sectors where people think it's not -- like manufacturing, where women might get only $11-12 an hour. Collaboration is important, and women need to come together. We also need men supporting this."