SPRING HILL, Tenn. (AP) -- Workers have begun gathering outside the General Motors plant in Spring Hill as the United Auto Workers begin a strike.
The strike began after contract negotiations between the union and automaker passed a Monday morning deadline set by the union.
Workers at the Tennessee plant were calling their colleagues to bring out water and other supplies as they prepared for a day of picketing in the unseasonably hot weather.
About half of the plant's workers were temporarily laid off earlier this year when the plant stopped producing Saturns and began retooling to make other GM products.
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