UAW members on the job at GM plants after contract expires

DETROIT (AP) — The four-year contract between General Motors and the United Auto Workers expired Saturday, but workers were told to report to their jobs as negotiations on a new deal continued and the prospect of a national strike loomed.

Union officials let the contract lapse just before midnight, raising the possibility of a strike as early as Sunday night.

There was a wrinkle. About 850 UAW-represented janitors who work for Aramark, a separate company, went on strike Sunday after working under an extended contract since March of 2018, the union said.