UAW members go on strike at three key auto plants after deal deadline passes

September 15, 2023

About 12,700 workers – 5,800 at Stellantis, 3,600 at GM and 3,300 at Ford – will be on strike at the plants in total, the union said. "We got to do what we got to do to get our share of economic and social justice in this this strike," Fain said outside the Ford facility in Wayne. For Ford, UAW President Shawn Fain said only workers in paint and final assembly will be on strike. Fain has referred to the union's plans as a "stand-up strike," a nod to historic "sit-down" strikes by the UAW in the 1930s. Targeted strikes typically focus on key plants that can then cause other plants to cease production due to a lack of parts.