General Motors: 5,000 workers strike work for second day

Strike called by United Automobile Workers Union brings more than 50 factories and warehouses to a standstill.

by

    At the height of a great recession, General Motors was on the verge of collapse. So the union made a concession - the carmaker could hire more temporary workers.

    Now, a decade later, GM is making billions in profits but these workers say it has gone on long enough.

    Al Jazeera's Patty Culhane was at the picket line in Flint, Michigan.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Explore how your country voted on global issues since 1946, as the world gears up for the 74th UN General Assembly.

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.