Autoworkers at GM, Ford, and Stellantis could soon be going on strike as wage negotiations fail to reach a settlement.

Members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) Union have threatened to walk out on the job at 11.59pm on 14 September if a deal is not reached by that point, equating to around 150,000 workers leaving the big three automaker’s assembly lines.

The strike was announced by the UAW president, Shawn Fain, after the union rejected GM’s latest proposal.

Fain said that the automaker’s resolution “doesn’t come close to an equitable agreement for America’s autoworkers.”

UAW union has requested at least a 40% increase in wages, an end to two-tier wage systems (which limits pay for new hires), an increase to benefits for retirees, reinstatement of cost-of-living adjustment raises, a 32-hour workweek, and protections for workers affected by plant closures.

Click here to see the union’s full list of requests.

U.S. Senator for Vermont, Bernie Sanders, commented on the potential strike with a video released today on X (formerly Twitter).


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