UAW calls out 'Big 3' of Ford, GM, Stellantis
Considered unprecedented, the United Auto Workers union announced demands from the 'Big 3' automakers (Ford, GM and Stellantis) in an impassioned statement Thursday. Here's what the union had to say, in its own words:
"The Stand Up Strike is a new approach to striking. Instead of striking all plants all at once, select locals will be called on to “Stand Up” and walk out on strike.
As time goes on, more locals may be called on to “Stand Up” and join the strike. This gives us maximum leverage and maximum flexibility in our fight to win a fair contract at each of the Big Three automakers.
Locals that are NOT called on to join the Stand Up Strike will keep working. We will NOT extend the contracts, so you will be working without an agreement. Click here to learn more about what that means."
The union and automakers have offered statements and website updates. For current information from Ford and GM, use these links:
Stellantis put out the following statement, as reported by PLANT magazine: "“We are extremely disappointed by the UAW leadership's refusal to engage in a responsible manner to reach a fair agreement in the best interest of our employees, their families and our customers."
The UAW is offering updates here: SIGN UP FOR BIG THREE BARGAINING UPDATES (actionnetwork.org)