The United Automobile Workers told its members it would increase strike pay from $200 a week to $275 by January.
The vote comes as U.S. Steel and ArcelorMittal are in union contract negotiations.
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Listeners weigh in on how their businesses have been affected by the constant state of protest.
While a massive headache for local residents, the strike could also have national consequences if it extends to next Tuesday.
They're demanding residual pay and safer conditions as games become more elaborate and lucrative.
Workers at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City are on strike and the casino threatens to shut down.
The unions represent workers in the wireline business, which is shrinking.
"Effectively, the district is bankrupt," said one former Chicago schools chief.