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AP Source: GM offer short on earnings, temporary workers

TOM KRISHER

DETROIT (AP) — A General Motors contract offer to striking union members has wage increases or lump-sum payments in all four years. But a person briefed on the offer says it was rejected because it took money from other places to fund profit sharing and didn’t give temporary workers a clear path to a full-time job.

Still, the offer made late Monday is likely to be the framework for whatever agreement is reached to end the strike by 49,000 workers that has halted production in the U.S. and severely cut output in Mexico and Canada.

A different person says much of what the union objected to has been removed or is being bargained. Neither person wanted to be identified because the talks are confidential.

Talks continued Wednesday with the strike in its third week.