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General Motors reports the 40-day strike by the United Auto Workers will result in a nearly $3 billion profit loss in 2019.

The automaker's output also dropped by about 300,000 vehicles because of the strike.

UAW workers went on strike in Flint Monday.
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The United Auto Workers strike against General Motors may be nearing an end. Early voting shows the tentative contract is headed toward ratification. 

The strike is the longest against GM since 1970. 

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Michigan UAW members walked the picket line in the pouring rain on Monday on day 36 of the strike against General Motors.

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There are a few signs that negotiators are getting closer to a deal on a new four-year contract between General Motors and the United Auto Workers, as the union's strike against the company entered its 11th day.

GM announced on Thursday it would reinstate health insurance benefits for striking workers, after suddenly canceling the benefits the week before. The automaker says the benefits will be paid for at its own expense, not the union's.

The Detroit News also reports that GM asked its delivery truck contractors if they would be ready to start up again if the strike ends, or if they will need time to get drivers and trucks ready.

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At the union hall for UAW Local 167 in Wyoming, just south of Grand Rapids, it’s nearly lunchtime for the workers walking the picket lines