Race against time to avert biggest US autoworker strike in generations
US autoworkers and the big three US vehicle makers were in a race against time on Thursday to stop the industry’s biggest strike in generations.
With the White House pushing for a resolution, the United Auto Workers (UAW) and the car companies still appeared far apart as a midnight deadline to agree to a new union contract approached.
If the UAW and the car companies, General Motors, Ford and Stellantis, fail to reach agreements for 150,000 workers, thousands could walk out on Friday in planned “stand up” strikes aimed at individual auto plants. It...