UAW expands strike to Stellantis pickup truck plant in Michigan

United Auto Workers President Shawn Fine greets workers at the Stellandis Sterling Heights Assembly Plant to mark the start of contract negotiations on July 12, 2023 in Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA.

Rebecca Cook | Reuters

DETROIT – The United Auto Workers union is expanding its strike Constellation The plant in Michigan produces Ram 1500 full-size pickup trucks.

About 6,800 workers at Stellantis’ Sterling Heights assembly plant in suburban Detroit are on strike, the union announced publicly after the walkout began Monday morning.

“Currently, Stellandis has a very poor proposal regarding wage advancement, temporary worker pay and conversion to full time, cost of living adjustments (COLA) and more,” the UAW said in a release.

The plant is one of the most important U.S. plants for Stellandis, though the automaker is better prepared than its crosstown rivals to face a stoppage at the truck plant. General Motors And ford motor, Healthy ram pickups are ready.

The unannounced walkout at SHAP brought the total number of UAW members on strike with Detroit automakers to more than 40,000. The targeted strikes began five weeks ago on Sept. 15 after the union and the Detroit automakers failed to reach new agreements.

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