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United Auto Workers union strikes at GM, Ford and Stellantis

Sep 14, 2023, 10:10 PM

FILE - United Auto Workers members walk in the Labor Day parade in Detroit, Sept. 2, 2019. Automake...

FILE - United Auto Workers members walk in the Labor Day parade in Detroit, Sept. 2, 2019. Automaker Stellantis has made a counteroffer to the United Auto Workers that includes wage increases in each year of a new four-year contract totaling 14.5%. The raises, which would be for most workers, doesn’t include any lump sum payments. United Auto Workers announced it is striking late Thursday night. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
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(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

DETROIT (CNN) — The United Auto Workers union is on strike against General Motors, Ford and Stellantis, the first time in its history that it has struck all three of the nation’s unionized automakers at the same time.

“On Strike at the Big Three. Stand Up Strike,” the UAW tweeted out shortly after midnight.

Just hours before the contract expiration, the union identified the plants it would be striking as three massive assembly plants.

They are GM’s Wentzville Missouri, which has 3,600 UAW members on its staff; Ford’s Michigan Truck plant in Warren, Michigan, which will have 3,300 strikes; and Stellantis’ Toledo Assembly complex in Ohio, where 5,800 will be be on strike.

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United Auto Workers union strikes at GM, Ford and Stellantis