United Automobile Workers

Oct 20 2023

After a Week of Intensive Negotiations, UAW President Shawn Fain Going on Facebook Live TODAY at 4 p.m. ET to Give Bargaining Updates from All Big Three Tables

DETROIT – UAW President Shawn Fain is going on Facebook Live TODAY at 4 p.m. ET to update members on bargaining after a week of intensive negotiations with the Big Three.

The media is invited to view the livestream at the UAW’s Facebook page. It can also be viewed at the UAW’s YouTube Channel. (Media capturing the livestream have had more success with YouTube.)

The updates come with nearly 34,000 UAW members on strike at Ford, General Motors and Stellantis. On Oct. 11, the union launched a surprise expansion of the strike at Ford’s iconic and highly profitable Kentucky Truck Plant. In an unannounced move, 8,700 UAW members walked off the job and shut down the Louisville, Ky. plant. 

The surprise move marked a new phase in the UAW’s Stand Up Strike. Previous expansions of the strike had occurred at a deadline set in advance by the union.

The Stand Up Strike against the Big Three began on Sept. 15 with a walkout against three assembly plants in Michigan, Missouri and Ohio. It has since grown to include six assembly plants and 38 parts distribution centers in 22 states.

Ford, GM and Stellantis made a quarter-trillion dollars in North American profits over the last decade. They made a combined $21 billion in total profits in just the first six months of this year. The UAW argues that record profits mean record contracts.

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