Mariah Cain, Staff Writer
The United Auto Workers Union is currently on strike against General Motors, Ford, and Stellantis. Workers from each of the three major automakers walked out of three different plants in Michigan, Missouri, and Ohio. The strike is a result of the automaker’s unwillingness to meet the demands of the union for increased wages and job protection.
This is the first time in history that a strike has occurred at all three major automakers synchronously. If a compromise isn’t met, the potential impact of the strike could lead to vehicle shortages across the country and price inflation. “We’re ready for this strike to last as long as it takes,” said Shawn Fain, the president of the United Auto Workers Union.