The United Vehicle Employees union on Monday added a big Ram pickup truck plant that employs 6,800 staff in Michigan to its strikes towards the three massive U.S. automakers.
Union staff walked out of the plant, which is owned by Stellantis, in Sterling Heights, Mich., Monday morning, within the U.A.W.’s newest try and stress the corporate to supply union members larger wages and higher advantages.
“Stellantis has the worst proposal on the desk relating to wage development, non permanent employee pay and conversion to full-time, cost-of-living changes, and extra,” the U.A.W. stated in an announcement.
Within the first six months of this yr, Stellantis reported about $12 billion in revenue, greater than Basic Motors and Ford Motor mixed.
The plant, about 25 miles north of Detroit, makes Ram 1500 pickup vehicles, that are massive moneymakers for Stellantis.
Altogether about 40,000 staff at Ford, G.M. and Stellantis are on strike throughout the nation. The union is on strike at Ford vegetation in Michigan, Kentucky and Chicago; a plant in Ohio and spare-parts warehouses owned by Stellantis; and two vegetation in Michigan and Missouri and warehouses owned by G.M.
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