SAO PAULO – Strikes by metal workers at auto factories throughout Brazil have ended following pressure by the new Labor Party government leading up to the country’s May 1 Labor Day holiday. The strike at General Motors do Brasil Ltda.’s Sao Jose dos Campos plant ended after one week when the Labor Ministry brokered a reconciliation meeting between the striking workers and management. The government convinced the unions to eliminate cost-of-living clauses in the contracts, which had ...

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