U.A.W. Threatens Strikes at More Plants
The United Auto Workers union said workers would walk out of more plants on Friday if it didnt make progress in talks with General Motors, Ford and Stellantis.
The United Auto Workers said on Tuesday that the union would expand its strike against three U.S. automakers on Friday if it was unable to make substantial progress in contract talks with them.
Nearly 13,000 U.A.W. members walked off the assembly lines at three plants last Friday, one each at the three companies General Motors, Ford Motor and Stellantis, the parent of Chrysler. The union has demanded a 40 percent wage increase over four years, better benefits and other changes. The automakers, which are based in or have a big presence in Michigan, have offered raises of about half as much.
In a video posted on Facebook on Tuesday, the unions new president, Shawn Fain, said workers could walk out of more plants at the end of this week.
If we dont see serious progress to noon Friday, Sept. 22, more locals will be called on to stand up and go on strike, he said. Were going to keep hitting the companies where we need to.