Why the United Auto Workers union is poised to strike major US car makers

DETROIT (AP) — Auto workers are poised to go on strike at a few targeted automotive factories unless General Motors, Ford and Stellantis grant big pay raises and restore concessions that the workers made years ago, when the companies were in financial trouble.

Shawn Fain, the combative president of the United Auto Workers union, has outlined a strategy of using what he calls stand-up strikes in which a small percentage of the union's 146,000 members would walk off the job at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday.

Fain says the targeted strikes will give the union leverage in contract talks and k...

 

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