Bureaucracy Today: The US Auto Workers union began a nationwide strike against GM on Monday, with some 45,000 members walking off the job.
Sources told, The move to strike, which the Wall Street Journal described as the first major stoppage at GM in more than a decade, came after the manufacturer's four-year contract with workers expired without an agreement on a replacement.
Bureaucracy Today learnt, local union leaders met in Detroit "and opted to strike at midnight on Sunday," the UAW said on its Twitter account.
"This is our last resort," Terry Dittes, the union's lead negotiator with GM, told Bureaucracy Today after the meeting. "We are standing up for the fundamental rights of working people in this country", he said.