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UAW may strike (updated)

by David Zatz on

The UAW has notified FCA US that it will consider its current contract to be void as of 11:59 pm on October 7.  The contract has already expired, as of September 30, but was extended by both parties for negotiation. The strike may cover the entire company, or just strategic plants; Automotive News suggested that the Indiana transmission and casting plants may be targeted.

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This would shut down the most profitable vehicles while leaving other workers either working or eligible for unemployment insurance rather than drawing on the strike fund.

Update: Strike notices have now appeared in other plants, according to our sources, and it may affect all American plants. Over 80% of our UAW-FCA membership voted on the contract, overwhelmingly rejecting it.  Whether the strike will actually take place may depend on FCA US‘s next moves.


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