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UAW Expands Strike to Include Key Stellantis Truck Plant

United Auto Workers members march while holding signs at a union rally held near a Stellantis factory Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023, in Detroit. UAW President Shawn Fain told reporters that bargaining on a new contract is not going well between the UAW and Detroit's three automakers. (AP Photo/Mike Householder)

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union has once again escalated its strikes against big Detroit automakers, this time adding a factory that makes Ram pickup trucks for Stellantis.

The union says that 6,800 members walked out Monday morning at the Sterling Heights, Michigan, Assembly Plant, a huge profit center for the company. The union’s targeted strikes against General Motors, Stellantis and Ford started after its contract with the companies expired in mid-September.

UAW President Shawn Fain said in his update to union workers on Oct. 13 that leaders will no longer wait until Fridays to announce expanded strikes.

Then on Oct. 20, Fain said while the automakers have increased their wage and benefit offers, he believes the union can gain more if it holds out longer in contract talks. He did not announce any additional strike expansions that day but warned they could be announced in the coming days depending on progress with contract negotiations.

During that update, Fain said the companies keep touting that they’ve made record offers to the UAW, he said they’re insufficient to make up for how much ground workers have lost during the past two decades. Each time the automakers make an offer, Fain said, they insist it’s the best they can do, only to return days later with a better offer.

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2 comments

Look at those Fascists October 23, 2023 at 11:23 am

Look at the Fascists marching in the picture, carrying signs that closely resemble Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign sign “Stronger together”.

If the Automakers were smart, they would FIRE ALL UAW workers and hire outside.

Isn’t it strange that not 1 automaker outside of Ford, GM, Chrysler is Unionized?

Fire them for requiring/Forcing you to provide them with more pay and benefits that FAR EXCEEDS anything that any other company provides.

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Steve October 23, 2023 at 11:49 am

Unions should be labeled as terrorist organizations. They offer nothing but higher costs for consumers and protecting the lazy while pocketing all those “dues”.

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