Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Five, now six, days of the UAW strike

Now that Talk Like A Pirate Day is over, it's time to return to the UAW strike. I begin with WTOL asking Five days of the UAW strike: How did it reach this point?

UAW President Shawn Fain says if there's no deal by the end of the week, more plants will walk out on Friday.
The preview image alone shows the timeline, which is why I featured this video.

WDIV has more from metro Detroit in UAW ramps up pressure as strike hits day 5 in Metro Detroit.

The UAW and the Detroit Big Three are having what's been characterized as around-the-clock discussions, but there has been no update from the automakers.
At least the Canadian Auto Workers have reached an agreement. The reporter on location seemed pretty pessimistic about the UAW reaching agreements with the Big Three any time soon.

The location reporter in Fox 2 Detroit's UAW strike effect could send massive waves through economy sounded more optimistic despite the dire possible effects of a prolonged strike.

As UAW members continue protesting outside three plants in the U.S., Michigan's economy could be derailed if the strike lasts for several weeks.
Unlike the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes, talks are taking place and progress toward an agreement is happening every day, so I think the strike will end before suppliers start to close, although not before more UAW members go out on strike. Stay tuned.


  1. Thanks to Steve in Manhattan for linking to this post in Mike's Blog Round-Up at Crooks and Liars and welcome to all of you who came here from that link! Also, welcome to all my Singaporean, Canadian, Dutch, Ukrainian, and other international readers. I appreciate all of you, especially my Singaporean readers, who have contributed about 33,500 page views this week, about 24 times as many as my American readers! Wow! Thanks to you, September 2023 is already the second-best month for page views in the history of the blog and is on track to break 100,000 again! Keep it up!

  2. Thanks to Infidel753 for linking to this post at Link round-up for 24 September 2023 and welcome to all of you who came here from that link! Also, thanks again to all my international readers, including the Israelis, who I forgot to mention in yesterday's comment above and provided 300+ page views today, nearly twice as much as my American readers, and my Chinese readers, who I haven't seen in a while. Welcome back!