No Deal: Auto workers strike against GM in contract dispute

DETROIT (AP) - More than 49,000 members of the United Auto Workers union went on strike early Monday as contract talks with General Motors broke down.

UAW Vice President Terry Dittes (DIT-ez) says a strike is the union's last resort because both sides are far apart in bargaining over a new four-year contract, including on issues like health care and fair wages.

But GM says it has made substantial offers, including higher wages and $7 billion worth of factory investments that would create hundreds of new jobs.

Bargaining was scheduled to resume at 10 a.m. EDT on Monday.