Guthrie hopes UAW and GM will agree on a solution soon

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- The United Auto Workers strike against General Motors entered its second week on Monday.

Corvette Assembly Plant workers hit the streets in Bowling Green for an eighth consecutive day, while negotiations continued between the UAW and general motors.

A person briefed on the negotiations told the Associated Press Monday that the two sides are debating wages, profit sharing and new products for factories that GM wants to close.

With no clear end in sight, South Central Kentucky Congressman Brett Guthrie was asked by WNKY on Monday to weigh in on the issue, which is affecting nearly 900 workers in his district.

“My hope is that we get to a solution where people can earn a great living for the hard work they do,” said Guthrie. “That’s what we want as Americans for everybody to have. At the same time, General Motors has to make some decisions to be profitable and move forward as a business.”

Around the country, 49,000 workers are striking from 50 GM-owned properties.