UAW squeezing Massive Three however stops in need of increasing strike

United Auto Staff President Shawn Fain mentioned in his weekly deal with Friday that the union’s strike towards Detroit’s Massive Three automakers will proceed towards Ford, Normal Motors and Stellantis, however didn’t announce any new strike targets.

“We have seemed on the firms’ proposals,” Fain mentioned throughout his Fb reside deal with. “… And in my view, and within the opinion of the vice presidents and within the opinion of your nationwide negotiators, there’s extra to be received.”

UAW president Shawn Fain speaks at a rally

United Auto Staff president Shawn Fain speaks to the gang throughout a rally in Detroit on Sept. 15, 2023. (Emily Elconin/Bloomberg through Getty Photos / Getty Photos)

The UAW has been demanding “document contracts for document earnings” from the automakers, and Fain acknowledged that each one three firms had supplied document contracts to the union, however mentioned there’s extra money on the desk. 

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The union is asking for a 40% increase over the lifetime of the four-year contracts, and Fain mentioned the Massive Three have now elevated their pay hike proposals to 23%. He additionally pointed to numerous areas the place every automaker wants to supply extra from the union’s perspective.

UAW workers picketing

Staff picket outdoors the Ford meeting plant in Chicago because the UAW strike towards the Massive Three U.S. automakers continues on Oct. 10, 2023. (Scott Olson/Getty Photos / Getty Photos)

“One factor we have been listening to time and again from these firms is how they’ve supplied us document contracts,” Fain mentioned. “They stole that line from us by the way in which, and what, we agree.”

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“These are already document contracts, however they arrive on the finish of many years of document decline,” the union president mentioned. “So it is not sufficient to be the perfect ever, when autoworkers have gone backwards over the past twenty years. That is a really low bar.”

Ticker Safety Final Change Change %
F FORD MOTOR CO. 11.63 +0.11 +0.95%
GM GENERAL MOTORS CO. 29.66 +0.33 +1.11%
STLA STELLANTIS NV 18.87 -0.07 -0.40%

The UAW started its simultaneous however restricted strike towards the Massive Three over a month in the past.

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Round 34,000 of the 150,000 members employed by the automakers are presently on strike, and the union has threatened to develop the strike nationwide if the businesses don’t make adequate progress within the negotiations.

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