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UAW reaches tentative agreements with Stellantis and GM, ending strike

All three automakers are headed back to work; four-day work week left out of deal

After one-and-a-half months, the United Auto Workers “stand up” strike of 2023 is approaching an end. Stellantis and General Motors have reached tentative agreements with the union. The UAW-Ford deal was announced last week.

The strike started Sept. 15, when the union’s contracts with the Big Three automakers all expired at the same time.

Workers at all three automakers will receive substantial raises under the new agreements, as well as cost-of-living adjustments, should they choose to ratify them.

While UAW President Shawn Fain set out the 32-hour work week as one goal of the 2023 negotiation, it was not included in any of the tentative deals thus far.

Now that tentative deals have been announced with all three Detroit automakers, UAW members must ratify the agreement.

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