Sep 22, 2023, 4:00 PM EDT
President Biden will be joining the UAW union picket line on Tuesday, as he will be going to Michigan, he announced in a Friday afternoon X post.
The United Auto Workers union announced Friday it would broaden its strike by targeting 38 facilities belonging to General Motors and Stellantis, while Ford was spared amid progress in negotiations.
The United Auto Workers union's strike against Ford, General Motors and Stellantis has caused work stoppages and layoffs at some of the automakers' facilities and their suppliers.
The ongoing United Auto Workers strike against Detroit's Big Three automakers could help non-union Tesla improve its cost advantage over its rivals in the EV space.
Canadian auto worker union Unifor and Ford have reached a tentative contract deal, averting a strike that would have seen around 5,600 Canadian workers join UAW in striking.
The UAW strike is the first to be carried out simultaneously against the Big Three of Ford, General Motors and Stellantis as the union pushes for higher pay for its members.
At a Detroit rally for striking UAW employees, Senator Bernie Sanders cheered on striking auto workers and condemned "their greed" Friday.
The United Auto Workers and Big Three automakers, GM, Ford and Stellantis will resume bargaining after a strike shut down several plants and created a parts shortage.
President Biden on Friday called for the Big Three automakers to share their "record profits" with workers and resolve the ongoing United Auto Workers strike.
The United Auto Workers union went on strike at three plants owned by General Motors, Ford and Stellantis after the two sides did not reach a new labor deal on Thursday night.