The United Automobile Workers of America
(UAW) never authorized or supported these unauthorized work stoppages--routinely referred to as "hate strikes" by the press--but that didn't stop some of its local affiliates from initiating them.
GM, which had four consecutive quarters of losses, recently agreed with the United Automobile Workers of America
to cut $1 billion per year for employee health benefits, which had been virtually free.
Public Interest Research Groups, the Consumer Federation of America, United Automobile Workers of America
and the Privacy Information Center.