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6,800 Walk Out of Stellantis Assembly Plant as United Auto Workers Expands Strike

HeadlineOct 24, 2023

The United Auto Workers has expanded its strike against the Big Three U.S. automakers. On Monday, 6,800 auto workers walked out of the Stellantis Sterling Heights Assembly Plant near Detroit, Michigan. The UAW notes Stellantis made $18 billion in profits last year, as Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares earned total compensation of nearly $25 million — earning as much per day as an average Stellantis employee takes home in one year. UAW President Shawn Fain joined workers on the picket line Monday.

Shawn Fain: “They’ve made a quarter of a trillion dollars in the last decade. I mean, Stellantis alone made $12 billion in the first six months of this year. They can afford this. They can make it happen. Our workers deserve their share. I mean, while they say they can’t afford this, the next day they announced more dividends for shareholders.”

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