Negotiations between the United Auto Workers and the three big automakers, General Motors, Ford, and Stellantis, have stalled. The deadline to make a deal is Thursday, Sept. 14, at 11:59 p.m. If a deal is not reached, workers could go on strike.
“It’s still uncertain how the strategies gonna work and the uncertainties about it is difficult for us to explain to our members because there’s a very good chance we’re not going to go out on strike,” says UAW bargaining chairman Rich LeTourneau.
One of the factors is how long the strike would last.
“Let’s hope they don’t strike,” John Kessler said. “It’s not in anybody’s best interest to let this roll on for an extended period of time.”
John Kessler is the director of the Center for Economic Education and a professor at Purdue University Fort Wayne.