The United Auto Workers is expanding its strike to 38 automotive parts distribution centers across 20 states—including 13 locations in Michigan—as contract negotiations with Stellantis and General Motors stagnate.
Michiganders are on the frontlines of the United Auto Workers union’s battle for better wages and benefits. And in Wayne County, workers are preparing for the long haul as the strike against the Detroit Three ticks into its second week.
The leader of the United Auto Workers said that a limited strike targeting plants in Missouri, Michigan and Ohio may be expanded if "serious progress" toward an new contract agreement isn't made by Friday at noon.
About 13,000 US auto workers stopped making vehicles and went on strike Friday after their leaders couldn't bridge a giant gap between union demands in contract talks and what Detroit's three automakers are willing to pay.