Autoworker Strike Grows To 38 Plants In 20 States

The historic UAW strike is now in 20 states.

The Associated Press reports:

“The United Auto Workers union expanded its strike against major carmakers Friday, walking out of all 38 parts-distribution centers operated by General Motors and Jeep and Ram owner Stellantis in 20 states but sparing Ford from further shutdowns.

President Joe Biden said on X, formerly known as Twitter, that he will visit Michigan on Tuesday ‘to join the picket line and stand in solidarity with the men and women of UAW as they fight for a fair share of the value they helped create.’

Ford avoided additional strikes because the company has met some of the union’s demands during negotiations over the past week, UAW President Shawn Fain said during an online presentation to union members.

‘We’ve made some real progress at Ford,’ Fain said. ‘We still have serious issues to work through, but we do want to recognize that Ford is showing that they are serious about reaching a deal. At GM and Stellantis, it’s a different story.’

Fain said GM and Stellantis, the successor to Fiat Chrysler, have rejected the union’s proposals for cost-of-living increases, profit sharing and job security, and ‘are going to need some serious pushing.'”

For the rest of the story, visit the Associated Press here.

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