“We’re going to keep hitting the company where we need to, when we need to,” Fain said. “And we’re not going to keep waiting around forever while they drag this out.”
Fain did not say which locals would join the strike, or where. The current walkout affects a GM facility in Wentzville, Mo; a Stellantis plant in Toledo; and a Ford plant in Fort Wayne, Mich.
About 12,700 workers are striking — a fraction of the 150,000 on UAW rosters. This marks the first time in the union’s history in which it has staged a walkout against the Big Three at the same time.
The strike, especially if it expands, could have lasting economic repercussions: UAW workers produce nearly half of the light vehicles manufactured in the United States, according to GlobalData.
This is a developing story and will be updated.