LANSING — This morning, the United Auto Workers called for a nationwide strike against General Motors following the expiration of the union contract at midnight yesterday after talks stalled in the negotiation process. In response, state Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) issued the following statement:

“As the son and grandson of UAW members, I know firsthand the critical role collective bargaining plays in the ability for everyday families to get ahead. That’s why I stand 100 percent with the workers striking, who are coming together to fight for fair wages, affordable health care and job security — basic guarantees workers in our state, and across the nation, deserve. I hope the talks continue and come to a fair and swift conclusion, and I will continue to support those on strike until that happens.”