By Troy Rose, SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The United Auto Workers have continued their strike against employer and top automotive company, General Motors.
Workers are looking to negotiate work related issues that have caused a two-week strike at facilities nationwide.
About 55 GM factories across the U.S. have been rocked by the protest and have caused the company to lose millions each day.
Production Operator Tamara David has devoted over ten years to GM but found herself one of thousands willing to stand on the front line for a fair deal.
David says”It was interesting to walk in and not walk into my normal job…they actually asked me “are you coming to work or are you going out on strike?”
About ten thousand workers have been laid off and GM’s shares have dropped three percent as of Tuesday evening.
The strike has not only impacted GM financially, but has disrupted the livelihood of workers.
David says “Everyone is different but this person is just like you. Their situation may be different but they come to work at General Motors for the point of having a livelihood.”
Both sides are still working toward an agreement that they hope will come sooner rather than later.