July 19, 2024

The UAW beat the big three; Elon Musk’s Tesla is among its next targets

Six weeks of targeted strikes by the United Auto Workers has proved to be an effective approach. Ford, Stellantis, and General Motors have all reached tentative agreements with the UAW over the past 10 days. Now, the union wants to focus its attention on automakers like Toyota and Tesla, who have resisted unionization or opened plants in right-to-work states that are hostile to collective bargaining.

The UAW began strike action at three car factories in mid-September, the first time in the union’s history that it initiated industrial action against all three of the big US automakers simultaneously.