UAW chief raises strike pay, issues warning to automakers

UAW chief raises strike pay, issues warning to automakers

DETROIT (AP) — The president of the United Auto Workers union warned automakers that the union is prepared to strike if it doesn’t get its way in upcoming contract talks.

Gary Jones told delegates at the union’s bargaining convention in Detroit that it would raise weekly strike pay from $200 to $250 per week this month and $275 in January of next year.

The new union president says no one expects a strike but the UAW is prepared to walk out.

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