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UAW Delegates Vote to Increase Strike Pay to $500 Per Week Available on First Day of Strike

DETROIT – On Wednesday, delegates to the UAW’s 38th Constitutional Convention voted to increase strike pay to $500 which would be available on the first day of the strike as a result of action taken earlier in the week.  This follows changes instituted earlier this year by the International Executive Board that increased strike pay for members from $275 per week to $400 per week and eliminated a provision that a member may not receive UAW strike benefits if the member received unemployment benefits. “Today’s increase builds upon the changes implemented by the UAW International Executive Board to strengthen the ... Read more

UAW Increases Weekly Strike Pay to $400

DETROIT – After a meeting of the UAW International Executive Board, the UAW announced today that it has increased its weekly strike pay for members from $275 per week to $400 per week. Eligibility for weekly benefits will still begin on the 8th day of a strike. In addition, the UAW eliminated a provision that a member may not receive UAW strike benefits if the member received unemployment benefits. “UAW members who strike are fighting to hold their employers accountable,” says UAW President Ray Curry. “Our striking members and their families deserve our solidarity, and this increased benefit will help ... Read more