GM urges UAW to engage in ‘around-the-clock’ bargaining to reach a deal, potentially end strike

General Motors is urging the United Auto Workers to agree to “around-the-clock” bargaining in an attempt to reach a tentative agreement and potentially end the union’s strike against the automaker, which is now in its 25th day.

In a Thursday letter obtained by CNBC, GM Vice President of North America – Labor Relations Scott Sandefur criticized the union for not promptly responding to a Monday offer from the company. He also encouraged the union to “engage in bargaining over all issues around-the-clock to get an agreement.”