UAW Reportedly Considering No-Confidence Vote Against GM CEO Mary Barra

The battle between GM and the UAW appears to be heating up as a new report is claiming the union is considering a no-confidence vote against CEO Mary Barra.

According to sources who talked to the New York Post, union officials have discussed the possibly of holding a no-confidence vote as a way to put pressure on Barra and the automaker. While it would be largely symbolic, the move would express the union’s frustration with the negotiations and the company’s decision to shutter plants across the United States.

While sources have suggested a vote isn’t imminent and isn’t certain to happen, some officials reportedly believe Barra is sensitive to bad press and the threat of a no-confidence vote could push her to act.

Also Read: GM Employees Strike After Failed Trade Union Negotiations

That remains to be seen, but some officials reportedly believe Barra was responsible for reversing GM’s decision to cut health insurance for striking workers as a way to avoid bad press. As one source explained, “Internally, there was this theory to stop looking at GM as a corporation and start looking at Mary, because they got the win on health care. And it was her decision.”

Regardless of what happens next, the strike has been going on for 17 days and analysts believe it has already cost the automaker more than $1 billion (£809 / €911 million). That’s a lot of money and the impacts of the strike are expanding as GM has been forced to stop production of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra in Canada and Mexico.

The union hasn’t said much about the talks recently, but earlier this week they confirmed “GM passed a comprehensive proposal … across the bargaining table.” However, UAW Vice President Terry Dittes said the proposal didn’t satisfy the demands and needs of the workers and noted “There were many areas that came up short like health care, wages, temporary employees, skilled trades and job security to name a few.”

Can A Modded Dodge Charger Hellcat Beat A McLaren 720S?

The Dodge Charger Hellcat in question has over 900 hp and gives the McLaren 720S a good fight.

New Ford Bronco Could Have A Removable Roof Just Like The Original

The Ford Bronco’s B- and C-pillars could split in two and slide into each other.

Supercharged Lamborghini Huracan Performante Is A Spoiler Away From Lift Off

This Lamborghini Huracan Performante can run through to 210 mph thanks to a supercharger.

Low-Mile Aston Martin Lagonda Is Here To Fill That Wedge-Shaped Hole In Your Life

If wedges is your thing, then this Aston Martin Lagonda wants a word with your pocket.

2020 Audi A3: Here’s A Pretty Accurate Look At The Sedan

Audi’s new A3 will be available as a four-door sedan, a five-door hatch and possibly a five-door coupe too.

This Woman From Colorado Collects McLaren Supercars

Kathy Cargill loves driving her McLaren Senna through the Colorado mountains.

BMW Does A 180 And Says Apple CarPlay Will Be Free On New Models

BMW has been charging owners $80 per year to use Apple CarPlay.

23-Footlong Armored Rolls-Royce Phantom Limo Is A Dictator’s Wet Dream

Hey Kim Jong Un, those Mercedes-Benz limos kinda look outdated next to this armored Rolls-Royce Phantom, don’t they?.

What Could Go Wrong? Mercedes-AMG Owner Does Burnout While Sitting On A Flatbed

The Mercedes-AMG C63 S’s 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 proved a little too powerful.

Tesla Model 3 Performance Is An EV Everyone Can Love

The Tesla Model 3 Performance pumps out 450 hp thanks to its dual electric motors.