One of the biggest labor stories of 2023 has been the historic Stand Up Strike by the UAW, with the union taking on all of the Big 3 US automakers at the same time for the first time ever. After six weeks on strike, with nearly 50,000 autoworkers on the picket lines, this week the union reached agreements with all three companies. These agreements, though they remain tentative until the rank and file determine if they’re good enough, contain historic gains. We break down each agreement, discuss the wins made at each company, as well as the ripple effects already impacting auto workers at other companies.
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