It's "go time" for negotiations on the next four-year contract between Detroit automakers and the United Auto Workers union.
The current contract expires September 14th, and, as is usually the case, the union has picked one of the three automakers to set the pattern for the other two.
It's GM's turn this time around. Michelle Krebs, an analyst with Autotrader, says she is not surprised, given GM's controversial closure of four U.S. plants.
The union's primary concern is trying to maintain, if not increase, jobs in the U.S., and keep plants open.