UAW Bargaining With Stellantis Kicks off With First-Ever “Members’ Handshake”


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Our UAW-Stellantis National Negotiators officially opened bargaining with the company on Thursday, July 13. But the tone for these negotiations was set the day before when our bargaining team and the union’s top officers headed to the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant (SHAP) to meet directly with rank-and-file members.

Instead of kicking off bargaining with a dog and pony show shaking hands with CEOs, we put the member first. UAW President Shawn Fain, Secretary-Treasurer Margaret Mock, Vice President and UAW-Stellantis Department Director Rich Boyer, and Region 1 Director LaShawn English shook hands with members during shift change at SHAP.

We have big demands in this year’s negotiations and we’re mobilizing members to win them. We’re holding contract action workshops at locals across the country so we’re ready when our contract expires on Sept. 14. Sign up here to get these bargaining updates and to find out how you can take action for a strong contract.


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