UAW update: United Auto Workers strike begins at 3 plants as union, automakers remain far from deal

Posted on AllSides September 15th, 2023
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DETROIT -- About 13,000 U.S. auto workers stopped making vehicles and went on strike Friday after their leaders couldn't bridge a giant gap between union demands in contract talks and what Detroit's three automakers are willing to pay. Members of the United Auto Workers union began picketing at a General Motors assembly plant in Wentzville, Missouri; a Ford factory in Wayne, Michigan, near Detroit; and a Stellantis Jeep plant in Toledo, Ohio. It was the first time in the union's 88-year history that it walked out on all three companies...

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