DETROIT (AP) -- The United Auto Workers has given American Axle and Manufacturing Holdings Inc. a proposal dealing with economic issues, a local union official said Wednesday as formal negotiations aimed at ending a six-week strike resumed.
A union leader could not give details of the proposal.
''We're just waiting for a response,'' said Adrian King, who leads a local at the company's Detroit manufacturing complex and sits on the bargaining committee.
However, American Axle spokeswoman Renee Rogers said the company had not received a proposal from the union as of Wednesday evening but it expected to get one.
The proposal comes as the two sides met for formal talks for the first time since March 10.
Rogers said she expected full bargaining teams for both sides to continue negotiations Thursday.
About 3,600 workers at five American Axle plants in Michigan and New York went on strike Feb. 26 mainly over wage and benefit cuts that the company is seeking.
The strike has caused a parts shortage that has forced General Motors Corp. to close or curtail work at 29 factories, as well as a Hummer plant run by AM General LLC.