UAW Stand-Up Strike Starts In Missouri

And so . . . American labor start the next chapter in their movement and a critical showdown that's likely to impact workers of the world. 

In much the same place we started on Monday . . . Check the not so stunning conclusion of the weekly grind . . .


If they're successful . . . Full-time basically moves to part time with the same pay and we can only hope that doesn't spiral inflation and trade complications out of control.

To start the morning we look at their first move with links to more info . . .

The United Auto Workers, or UAW, and the car manufacturers failed to reach a contract agreement before a deadline set by the union for Thursday at 11:59 p.m. ET. Less than two hours before the deadline, UAW president Shawn Fain announced the plants where union members would strike if a tentative agreement wasn't reached in time. By midnight Friday, that amounted to approximately 12,700 union workers, including ones at GM in Wentzville, Missouri; Stellantis in Toledo, Ohio; and Ford’s Wayne, Michigan plant.

The union is doing what’s called a “stand-up” strike, where not all union members strike at once.

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UAW President Shawn Fain made the announcement during a 10 p.m. Facebook Live presentation. His comments come near the end of a day of last-minute bargaining.

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