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US auto strike expands with 7,000 more workers joining

September 29, 2023

Another 7,000 members of the biggest US automobile workers’ union, UAW, joined an already major strike against the top three Detroit car manufacturers Friday.

United Auto Workers’ president Shawn Fain urged workers at Ford and General Motors (GM) plants in Chicago and Michigan to join the first ever joint strike at the “Big Three” Detroit automakers—Ford, GM and Stellantis—in a push for higher salaries and other improvements.

“I’m calling on Ford’s Chicago assembly plant to stand up and go on strike, and I’m calling on GM’s Lansing Delta Township to stand up and go out on strike,” Fain said in a message live-streamed on YouTube earlier in the day.

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