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How Concerns Over EVs are Driving the UAW Towards a Strike

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - SEPTEMBER 4: United Auto Workers members and others gather for a rally after marching in the Detroit Labor Day Parade on September 4, 2023 in Detroit, Michigan. The theme of this year’s Parade is, “Labor United Stronger Than Ever!”. The UAW is currently in contract negotiations with the Big Three automakers Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis, and the current UAW contract expires September 14th. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

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How Concerns Over EVs are Driving the UAW Towards a Strike

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - SEPTEMBER 4: United Auto Workers members and others gather for a rally after marching in the Detroit Labor Day Parade on September 4, 2023 in Detroit, Michigan. The theme of this year’s Parade is, “Labor United Stronger Than Ever!”. The UAW is currently in contract negotiations with the Big Three automakers Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis, and the current UAW contract expires September 14th. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

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Suburban Chicago workers join national UAW strike

Workers at GM and Stellantis auto distribution facilities in Naperville and Bolingbrook are picketing.

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - SEPTEMBER 4: United Auto Workers members and others gather for a rally after marching in the Detroit Labor Day Parade on September 4, 2023 in Detroit, Michigan. The theme of this year’s Parade is, “Labor United Stronger Than Ever!”. The UAW is currently in contract negotiations with the Big Three automakers Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis, and the current UAW contract expires September 14th. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

   

More than 18,000 workers in 20 states are striking against the Big Three automakers simultaneously. Demands include raises, an end to a tier system and a shorter work week.

Reset learns more about this historic strike, worker demands and why the Ford assembly plant on Chicago’s South Side has been spared so far.

GUEST: David Roeder, reporter, Chicago Sun-Times

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