http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,297806,00.html UAW Strikes on Missed Deadline With GM DETROIT — United Auto Workers union-represented employees walked off the job and organized pickets outside General Motors Corp. (GM) plants as the union called a national strike against the top U.S. automaker after marathon contract talks failed to produce a deal. The strike marked an unexpected twist after the negotiations seemed to have brought the two sides close to an historic deal that would allow GM to cut its $5 billion annual health-care bill. GM shares and bonds shot higher early Monday as investors anticipated the automaker would reach an accord with the UAW and avoid a disruptive work stoppage. News of the strike -- the first such UAW action against GM in almost a decade -- prompted GM shares to fall back from early highs. In early afternoon trading, the shares were up just 16 cents at $35.10.