UAW’s clash with Big 3 automakers shows off a more confrontational union as strike deadline looms

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The Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) – A 46% pay raise. A 32-hour week with 40 hours of pay. A restoration of traditional pensions. The demands that a more combative United Auto Workers union has pressed on General Motors, Stellantis and Ford are edging it closer to a strike when its contract ends Sept. 14.

The automakers, which are making billions in profits, have dismissed the UAW’s wish list.

They argue that its demands are unrealistic at a time of fierce competition as the world shifts from internal combustion engines to electric vehicles.

The wide gulf between the sides could mean a strike against one or more of the automakers, which could send already-inflated vehicle prices even higher.

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9/5/2023 3:17:49 PM (GMT -5:00)

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