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: UAW strike expands to 25,000 workers after new call for walkouts at GM, Ford plants

UAW’s Shawn Fain said he wasn’t currently calling for new strikes at Stellantis facilities because of the company’s ‘significant progress’ on some demands

UAW members and workers at the Stellantis Mopar Parts Center Line in Center Line, Mich., hold signs outside the facility after walking off their jobs last week. The UAW on Friday announced an expansion of strikes at GM and Ford, but not at Stellantis.

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The United Auto Workers strike expanded Friday afternoon to a Ford Motor assembly plant in Chicago and a General Motors plant in Delta Township, Mich., bringing the total number of striking auto workers to about 25,000.

UAW president Shawn Fain said in a webcast to union members Friday that he was not calling for any additional strikes at Stellantis facilities at this time because the company had “made significant progress” on some UAW demands, including cost-of-living adjustments. Fain said he was “excited about this momentum…

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