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United Auto Workers strike would hit the Upper Midwest hard

Sep 11, 2023
Contracts with Ford, GM and Stellantis all end at the end of Thursday, and the president of the United Auto Workers union has made clear that members are prepared to strike.
Some United Auto Workers members in Detroit gathered after the city's Labor Day parade in early September.
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What's behind the UAW's demand for a 40% worker raise?

Aug 7, 2023
The union is making its case for the increase citing the higher cost of living and strong auto industry profits.
United Auto Workers rally at a Ford plant in July. The UAW is pushing for a 40% pay increase in its next contract with GM, Ford and Stellantis.
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Jobs report preview: Behold, the GM effect

Oct 31, 2019
Don't expect much from the Labor Department's monthly numbers, analysts say.
Members of United Auto Workers picket outside of General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly during the strike on Oct. 16.
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