The UAW’s strike strategy is chaos. This also works.

The UAW’s strike strategy is chaos. This also works.

September 22, 2023, 11:04 a.m. ET

When the United Auto Workers walked out of Detroit automakers last week, the union called its unconventional plan of attack the Stand Up Strike, an homage to the sit-down strike that transformed the world of American work almost a century ago. But these tactics also echoed another innovative campaign with its own catchy name.

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