Detroit (United States), 09/16/2023.- Members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) strike outside the Ford Michigan Assembly plant in Wayne, Michigan, USA, September 15, 2023. UAW members walked off the job in part. The strike is in response to the collapse of contract negotiations with the Big Three automakers: General Motors, Ford and Stellandis, the parent company of Jeep and Chrysler. The union has called a strike at three automakers simultaneously for the first time in its history. EFE/EPA/MIKE MULHOLLAND
A trade union leader in the auto sector to us, Shawn Fain announced that the strike will begin at midnight (local time) at three factories of the country’s major automakers this Thursday, the 14th. This category did not reach agreement with the so-called “Three Giants” negotiators, General Motors, Ford This is Stellandis, which controls Chrysler. So the head of the United Auto Workers (UAW) said the union would close a General Motors plant in Wentzville, a Stellantis facility in Toledo and a Ford facility in Wayne, Michigan. The strike may be extended to other facilities depending on negotiations. The union explained that it wants workers to get a 40% pay rise and reduce working hours to 32 hours over the next four years. The UAW is demanding, among other measures, the reinstatement of traditional pensions and the unionization of workers at battery manufacturing plants.
* With information AFP.
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