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The Promise and the Limits of the UAW Deals

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 10: Workers picket outside of the Ford Assembly plant as the UAW strike against the Big Three U.S. automakers continues on October 10, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois. The strike, which started on Sept. 15 at three locations, has now been expanded to 43 facilities nationwide. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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The Promise and the Limits of the UAW Deals

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 10: Workers picket outside of the Ford Assembly plant as the UAW strike against the Big Three U.S. automakers continues on October 10, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois. The strike, which started on Sept. 15 at three locations, has now been expanded to 43 facilities nationwide. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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The Promise and the Limits of the UAW Deals

The United Auto Workers secured its biggest victory in decades in deals with the Big 3 car companies after weeks of strikes. While the union won a lot of concessions for workers: big pay raises, cost of living adjustments tied to inflation and increased retirement contributions, some workers are focused on what the new contracts are missing. NPR Labor and Workplace Correspondent Andrea Hsu reports on what the historic contracts include and what they don't. Host Ari Shapiro speaks with NPR business reporter Camila Domonoske about how the UAW is looking to build on its gains. Email us at considerthis@npr.org

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 10: Workers picket outside of the Ford Assembly plant as the UAW strike against the Big Three U.S. automakers continues on October 10, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois. The strike, which started on Sept. 15 at three locations, has now been expanded to 43 facilities nationwide. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Scott Olson/Getty Images

 

The United Auto Workers secured its biggest victory in decades in deals with the Big 3 car companies after weeks of strikes.

While the union won a lot of concessions for workers: big pay raises, cost of living adjustments tied to inflation and increased retirement contributions, some workers are focused on what the new contracts are missing.

NPR Labor and Workplace Correspondent Andrea Hsu reports on what the historic contracts include and what they don't. Host Ari Shapiro speaks with NPR business reporter Camila Domonoske about how the UAW is looking to build on its gains.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org

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