UPDATE 2-GM CEO Barra takes role in talks to end UAW strike

UPDATE 2-GM CEO Barra takes role in talks to end UAW strikeGeneral Motors Chief Executive Mary Barra met with senior United Auto Workers officials to discuss the No. 1 U.S. automaker’s most recent proposal to end a more than three-week-old strike that has cost it over $ 1 billion, a union spokesman said on Thursday. Barra met with UAW President Gary Jones and senior union negotiator Terry Dittes on Wednesday at a time when GM had not yet received a formal response to a new offer made on Monday morning, sources briefed on the matter said. GM declined to comment on the meeting, but said progress was being made in the talks.



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