UAW leader cites progress at bargaining table, declines further walkouts

UAW leader cites progress at bargaining table, declines further walkouts


Updated October 20, 2023 at 5:31 p.m. ET

The leader of the United Auto Workers union said negotiations for a new contract with the three Detroit automakers were progressing, but he threatened to extend the union’s now six-week strike if they did not move forward. any further.

UAW President Shawn Fain said during a livestream to members Friday that General engines, Ford engine and Chrysler-parent Stellantis each proposed 23% wage increases for factory workers over more than four years. That would amount to record contracts for those employees, but companies still have room to sweeten their offers, he said.

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