And direct wage losses for all employees have reached $989 million.
That may be countered by $485 million in potential settlement payments to UAW workers — if a proposed contract is ratified.
Meanwhile, the strike continues, and it’s unclear when it may end. A UAW Local unit of GM workers in Spring Hill, Tenn., near Nashville, rejected the tentative contract agreement by seven votes in a recent vote.
Nationwide, votes cast by more than 48,000 autoworkers will be totaled by Friday, determining whether the proposed contract has passed — and whether the walkout will end.