Four-day workweek, 46% raise: UAW makes ‘audacious’ demands ahead of possible strike against Big 3 automakers (ABC News)

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    Four-day workweek, 46% raise: UAW makes ‘audacious’ demands ahead of possible strike against Big 3 automakers – By Max Zahn (ABC News) / Sept 5, 2023

    Automakers Ford, GM and Stellantis have largely rejected the demands.

    A four-day workweek at full-time pay, a 46% wage increase and a share of company profits are among the demands of the union representing approximately 150,000 workers at the Big 3 U.S. automakers — General Motors, Ford and Stellantis.

    The United Auto Workers, or UAW, has vowed to launch a strike on Sept. 14 if the union and the automakers fail to reach an agreement by then.

    Even UAW President Shawn Fain last month described the workers’ set of demands as “audacious.” He has defended the ambitious agenda in a series of public statements, citing billions in profits enjoyed by the Big 3.

    The automakers, meanwhile, have largely rejected the demands. Only Ford has presented a contract proposal, offering a 9% wage increase over the term of the contract, plus a one-time payout that brings the total raise to 15%.

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