The United Auto Workers announced today the union has set a firm strike deadline for 11 am on Monday, September 24th. “Since 2003, our members have made extraordinary efforts every time the company came to us with a problem: the corporate restructuring, the attrition plan, the Delphi bankruptcy, the 2005 health care agreement. In every case, our members went the extra mile to find reasonable solutions,” UAW President Ron Gettelfinger. “In this current round of bargaining, we did everything possible to negotiate a new contract, including an unprecedented agreement to stay at the bargaining table nine days past the expiration of the previous agreement,” he said. According to the union, the UAW negotiating team will remain at the bargaining table throughout the night and up until the 11:00 am deadline.