Thousands of Swedish workers are rallying behind 120 Tesla mechanics. The workers are boycotting Teslas until the company signs a contract. Even postal workers may stop delivering mail.
With voting nearly complete, long-time workers should soon see pay rise by about 33%, while some newer workers and temps will see their pay more than double. Final tallies are expected this weekend.
Even with pay raises of 25% and other improvements on the table, a large share of General Motors autoworkers are voting to reject the contract reached after a nearly seven-week strike.
Big 3 autoworkers are voting on the record contracts that emerged after the six-week auto strike. While the overall tallies so far favor the deals, a majority voted no at two major truck plants.
After a six-week strike, the United Auto Workers union reached record contract deals with Ford, General Motors and Stellantis. But as workers vote on the deals, some say it's not enough.
Record deals with all three unionized automakers means a historic 6-week strike is ending — for now. The deals still need to be ratified by members, who could choose to go back to the table.
The tentative deal — which needs to be approved by members — comes less than a week after the union struck a similar deal with Ford. Meanwhile, the union is expanding its strike against GM.
This has been a watershed year. So far in 2023, there have been 22 major strikes: 17 at companies, making it the largest number of strikes in the private sector since 2011.
The UAW reached a tentative labor agreement with Ford, although it still needs to be signed off by UAW's Ford leadership and then ratified by its full member
The United Auto Workers union expanded its strike against the automaker Stellantis, calling on 6,800 workers at its Sterling Heights Assembly Plant outside Detroit to walk out Monday morning.
Five weeks into the autoworkers' strike against Ford, General Motors and Stellantis, the automakers have significantly increased their offers but UAW leader Shawn Fain says there's still room to move.
At its peak, the United Auto Workers union had 1.5 million members. Today, the "A" in UAW might as well include academia, as roughly 100,000 of the union's 383,000 members work in higher education.
Retirement security remains a sticking point in the ongoing talks between the United Auto Workers union and the Big 3 automakers. The union wants to see a return of pensions and retiree health care.
A month after auto workers first walked off the job, UAW President Shawn Fain said the union will be ready to call for an expansion of its strike against Big Three automakers at any time.
The union's strike against the Detroit Three continues, but the UAW's president says that GM has now committed for future battery plant workers to be covered by the same contract as other workers.