According to WILX, Governor Gretchen Whitmer says she's concerned about the growing impact of the United Auto Workers union's strike against General Motors.

On Monday, Governor Whitmer visited workers on the picket lines at a GM plant near the state capital as the strike entered its fourth week.

Governor Whitmer is concerned about the state's economy as the strike impact spreads to the automobile supply chain.

The strike by 49,000 workers began Sept. 16 halted production at GM's U.S. factories.

A new letter from UAW Vice President Terry Dittes to workers casts doubt on whether there will be a quick settlement in the contract dispute crippling GM's factories.

In a statement, GM said it continues to negotiate in good faith with very good proposals that benefit employees today and builds a stronger future for all of us.