The UAW Could Further Widen its Strike
The work stoppage is entering its fourth week
The United Auto Workers (UAW) union will announce Friday afternoon whether it will widen its strike to additional factories at Detroit’s biggest vehicle manufacturers after another week of tense contract bargaining.
Ford and General Motors said they submitted new offers to the union this week, though it remains unclear how close they are to a deal. In one sign that resolution might not be imminent, the union is planning a large rally outside a striking Ford plant in Chicago on Saturday afternoon, with UAW President Shawn Fain scheduled to speak.
In recent weeks, the union has been seeking a 36 percent wage raise over four years, while the companies have been offering roughly 20 percent. Ford said last Friday it was offering "more than 20 percent" but did not provide details.
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