UAW Local 651 authorizes strike - KPTV - FOX 12

UAW Local 651 authorizes strike

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Hundreds of local GM workers are one step closer to going on strike.

Members of UAW Local 651 voted in favor of authorizing a strike.

It passed with 72 percent of workers voting yes.

Members of Local 651 have been working without a contract for nearly 2 years. There are about 850 workers in Local 651.

The approval doesn't mean workers will walk out. Instead, the union hopes this puts the pressure on GM to reach an agreement.

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