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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.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304


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