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UAW members at Detroit automakers authorize strike if talks break down

Posted on AllSides August 25th, 2023

UAW President Shawn Fain and other leaders have been preparing workers for a potential strike since negotiations with Ford Motor Co., General Motors Co. and Stellantis NV began last month. Fain said the Sept. 14 expiration of the companies' current labor contracts is "a deadline, not a reference point." The union this week is holding practice pickets with workers in Detroit and Louisville, Ky. The UAW has raised its weekly strike pay to $500 per member and has more than $825 million in its strike fund. In 2019, the union...

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