According to the Detroit Free Press, General Motors has told the UAW that it will continue to pay for health coverage of striking workers.

GM told the union that it was kicking health care costs to the union, a move that UAW leaders said blindsided them, even though they had anticipated picking up those costs at some point through the strike fund.

GM said it has chosen to work with their providers to keep all benefits fully in place for striking hourly employees, so they have no disruption to their medical care, including vision, prescription and dental coverage.

The UAW said that all unsettled proposals are now at the main table and have been presented to General Motors and they are awaiting their response. This back and forth will continue until negotiations are complete.

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