After being painted as the big bad bully for booting the cost of striking employees' health care premiums to the United Auto Workers, General Motors is reversing that decision.
GM said Thursday it "has chosen to work with our 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.
"If they have an insurance claim, they should submit it. GM will continue to provide them the coverage they rely on given the circumstances," the company said. The company set no end date.
...A person familiar with the talks said the company's change was done to eliminate confusion and in hopes of focusing settling the strike.
Rumors have swirled in recent days that a settlement may be imminent, but no statement has been forthcoming from either the union or GM.
The strike is in its second week.