The GM Strike continues as union leaders decided to continue picketing until the proposed contract has been voted upon and ratified; in the mean time union workers and the local economy suffers financially.

"With the strike at General Motors Co. GM -0.06% stretching into a second month, the impact is intensifying across the Midwest economy, hitting more businesses and auto-parts suppliers reliant on GM’s U.S. factories for work.

The United Auto Workers struck a tentative labor agreement with GM last week, but union leaders decided Thursday to continue picketing until workers approve the deal.

The move likely extends the nationwide walkout, already the company’s longest in decades, through Friday as UAW leaders turn their attention to educating workers on the proposed contract terms and as voting gets under way on whether to ratify the agreement."