On November 15th, 2019, over 8,000 workers at a General Motors SUV plant in Kansas City, Missouri went on strike, expanding a larger strike among GM workers across the United States. The strike is part of an effort to secure better wages and benefits from the automaker. All work at the Kansas City plant stopped as workers walked out on the strike, which has now lasted for eleven days. The original walkout started on September 15th with over 46,000 workers. Union representatives have had a tough time negotiating with GM, who has so far failed to make enough major concessions for the workers. The union has expressed its intention to keep fighting for fair wages and better benefits.