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The UAW recently won record new contracts with the Detroit Three, bringing its weeks-long strike to a conclusion.
Ian Krietzberg Nov. 3, 2023 11:49 AM EDT

The United Auto Workers union, upon receiving historic new tentative agreements from each of the Detroit Three automakers, closed up its picket lines at the end of October. The union had been on strike for more than six weeks.

The contracts, which highlight billions of dollars in new plant investments, feature 25% raises for workers, in addition to cost of living adjustments, better benefits, job security and a reduction of employment tiers. Workers will receive 11% pay raises immediately upon ratifying the contracts, with the remainder coming over the four-and-a-half-year term of each contract.

Union President Shawn Fain hailed the victory as a turning of the tide in “the war on the American working class.”