Autowork­ers Strike Expands Ahead Of Expect­ed Appear­ances From Trump, Biden

Autoworkers Strike Expands Ahead Of Expected Appearances From Trump, Biden

The strike begun by the Unit­ed Auto Work­ers last week expand­ed to 38 parts-dis­tri­b­u­tion cen­ters across a dozen states as the union demands high­er wages as well as “eco­nom­ic and social jus­tice.”
Around 13,000 auto work­ers had already stopped work­ing at Ford, Stel­lan­tis and Gen­er­al Motors plants in Michi­gan, Mis­souri, and Ohio before addi­tion­al GM and Stel­lan­tis facil­i­ties were added to the strike. No fur­ther Ford loca­tions were impact­ed by the expand­ed strike as the UAW said it had made progress with com­pa­ny exec­u­tives. 
“We’ve made some real progress at Ford,” UAW Pres­i­dent Shawn Fain said. “We still have seri­ous issues to work through, but we do want to rec­og­nize that Ford is show­ing that they are seri­ous about reach­ing a deal. At GM and Stel­lan­tis, it’s a dif­fer­ent sto­ry.”
Stel­lan­tis facil­i­ties are strik­ing in Michi­gan, Wis­con­sin, Min­neso­ta, Col­orado, Illi­nois, Cal­i­for­nia, Ore­gon, Texas, West Vir­ginia, Geor­gia, Vir­ginia, New York, and Mass­a­chu­setts. 
GM facil­i­ties are strik­ing in Michi­gan, Ohio, Wis­con­sin, Col­orado, Illi­nois, Neva­da, Cal­i­for­nia, Texas, West Vir­ginia, Mis­sis­sip­pi, North Car­oli­na, Ten­nessee, and Penn­syl­va­nia. 

“Today’s strike esca­la­tion by the UAW’s top lead­er­ship …