UAW Chief Says More Workers Will Walk Out Friday Without Progress

I just want to remind readers that when automakers got bailed out by the government in 2009, the UAW agreed to give back raises and benefit increases to help the companies get back on their feet. The companies did well but the workers fell further and further behind. Well, it’s time to help those workers, right? Via NBC News:

DETROIT — The United Auto Workers union will announce additional strikes at General Motors, Ford Motor and Stellantis plants if the sides don’t make “serious progress” in negotiations by noon ET Friday, UAW President Shawn Fain announced Monday night.

The timing of the additional plants would come just over a week after the union announced targeted strikes at assembly plants for each of the “Big Three” Detroit automakers, sending about 12,700 workers to picket lines.

“Autoworkers have waited long enough to make things right at the Big Three. We’re not waiting around, and we’re not messing around. So, noon on Friday, September 22nd is a new deadline,” Fain said in a video released online by the union.

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