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GM tells striking workers they will continue to get health coverage

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Posted at 12:20 PM, Sep 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-26 12:20:58-04

LANSING, Mich. — The United Auto Workers posted Thursday on their Facebook page that General Motors' will continue health coverage for striking workers.

You can read the letter below from UAW Vice President Terry Dittes to GM about health insurance.

In the letter he states that GM said, "GM has chosen to work with our providers to keep all benefits fully in place for striking hourly employees," dated September 26.

Dittes' issue is that he says GM is being irresponsible, "toying with the lives of hundreds of thousands of our UAW families."

He wrote the following:
On Monday, September 16, 2019, I wrote to you via email to get a status update regarding our Members’ health care. On Tuesday, September 17, 2019, you provided an answer that our striking members and their families no longer had health care coverage.
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Finally, a week after terminating benefits, you write me a letter dated Wednesday, September 25, 2019, and received on Thursday, September 26, 2019, stating, “GM has chosen to work with our providers to keep all benefits fully in place for striking hourly employees.”

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