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UAW's Fain announces expanded strike, targets 38 GM, Stellantis distribution plants

UAW President Shawn Fain announced 38 new sites across the country that will be struck at noon Friday as an expansion against the union's one-week-old action against Detroit Three automakers.

Fain said the union has made good progress with Ford Motor Co. this week, but General Motors and Stellantis "will need some pushing."

For that reason, he said, "At noon eastern time today all parts distribution centers at GM and Stellantis will be on strike. We will be everywhere from California to Massachusetts and we will keep going and keep expanding the Stand Up Strike as necessary.”

UAW 862 members held picket signs to garner support from passing motorists on Fern Valley Rd on Thursday, September 21, 2023
UAW 862 members held picket signs to garner support from passing motorists on Fern Valley Rd on Thursday, September 21, 2023

Ford spared for now

Fain said the workers at 38 locations across nine states for both automakers will walk off the job. While there is still work to be done at Ford, it appears for now, the union is not expanding strike targets at the Dearborn-based automaker.

The UAW has been negotiating separately, yet simultaneously, with General Motors, Ford and Stellantis since mid-summer. The automakers have each made offers and counteroffers to the union, but no tentative agreement has been reached.

Fain declared a strike against the Detroit Three automakers one week ago as contract talks failed to secure new labor agreements before the current contract expired at 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 14. Fain announced the first wave of plants the union would strike as: Ford Michigan Assembly Plant (Final Assembly and Paint only) in Wayne where it builds the Bronco, Stellantis Toledo Assembly Complex in Ohio where it builds some Jeep vehicles and GM's Wentzville Assembly where GM makes its midsize Chevrolet and GMC pickups and cargo vans.

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About 13,000 UAW members walked out on strike and since then there have been thousands of people in ancillary businesses such as parts suppliers and Detroit Three autoworkers at other facilities who have been laid off due to the halted production at the three striking plants.

Earlier this week, he warned that a second wave of plants could face a strike if the automakers did not make "substantial progress" in talks by noon Friday.

Fain has said complained that the automakers have dragged their feet on making substantive offers since the union presented its list of "audacious" demands to them earlier this summer. He said GM and Stellantis only made serious offers after the union filed unfair labor charges against them with the National Labor Relations Board, which is currently investigating the allegations.

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The locations affected listed by state:

Locations going on UAW strike in California

General Motors

  • Rancho Cucamonga Parts Distribution, 9150 Hermosa Ave. in Rancho Cucamonga, California

Stellantis

  • Los Angeles, 5141 Santa Ana St. in Ontario, California

Locations going on UAW strike in Colorado

General Motors

  • Denver Parts Distribution, 23400 E. Smith Rd. in Aurora, Colorado

Stellantis

  • Denver, 10728 Troy St. in Commerce City, Colorado

Locations going on UAW strike in Florida

Stellantis

  • Orlando, 10300 Boggy Creek Rd. in Orlando, Florida

Locations going on UAW strike in Georgia

Stellantis

  • Atlanta, 1149 Citizens Parkway, Morrow, Georgia

Locations going on UAW strike in Illinois

General Motors

  • Chicago Parts Distribution, 1355 Remington Blvd. in Bolingbrook, Illinois

Stellantis

  • Chicago, 1980 High Grove Lane in Naperville, Illinois

Locations going on UAW strike in Massachusetts

Stellantis

  • Boston, 550 Forbes Blvd. in Mansfield, Massachusetts

Locations going on UAW strike in Michigan

General Motors

  • Pontiac Redistribution, 1251 Joslyn in Pontiac, Michigan

  • Willow Run Redistribution, 50000 Ecorse Rd. in Belleville, Michigan

  • Ypsilanti Processing Center, 2625 Tyler Rd. in Ypsilanti, Michigan

  • Davison Rd. Processing Center, 4420 DavisonRd. in Burton, Michigan

  • Flint Processing Center, 6060 W. Bristol Rd. in Swartz Creek, Michigan

  • Lansing Redistribution, 4400 W. Mount Hope Rd. in Lansing, Michigan

Stellantis

  • Marysville, 840 E. Huron Blvd. in Marysville, Michigan

  • Centerline Packaging, 26311 Lawrence in Center Line, Michigan

  • Centerline Warehouse, 26311 Lawrence in Center Line, Michigan

  • Sherwood, 21555 Sherwood Ave. in Warren, Michigan

  • Warren Parts, 21035 Sherwood in Warren, Michigan

  • QEC, 2021 Executive Hills Blvd. in Auburn Hills, Michigan

  • Romulus, 16950 Pine in Romulus, Michigan

Locations going on UAW strike in Minnesota

Stellantis

  • Minneapolis, 13005 Hwy 55 in Plymouth, Minnesota

Locations going on UAW strike in Mississippi

General Motors

  • Jackson Parts Distribution, 1500 Marquette Road in Brandon, Mississippi

Locations going on UAW strike in Nevada

General Motors

  • Reno Parts Distribution Center, 6565 Echo Ave. in Reno, Nevada

Locations going on UAW strike in New York

Stellantis

  • New York, 108 NY 303 in Tappan, New York

Locations going on UAW strike in North Carolina

General Motors

  • Charlotte Parts Distribution, 10815 Quality Dr. in Charlotte, North Carolina

Locations going on UAW strike in Ohio

General Motors

  • Cincinnati Parts Distribution, 8752 Jacquemin Dr. in West Chester, Ohio

Stellantis

  • Cleveland, 9777 Mopar Dr. in Streetsboro, Ohio

Locations going on UAW strike in Oregon

Stellantis

  • Portland, 10030 SW Allen Blvd. in Beaverton, Oregon

Locations going on UAW strike in Pennsylvania

General Motors

  • Philadelphia Parts Distribution, 200 Cabot Blvd. E. in Lang Horne, Pennsylvania

Locations going on UAW strike in Tennessee

General Motors

  • Memphis AC Delco Parts Distribution, 5115 Pleasant Hill Road in Memphis, Tennessee

Locations going on UAW strike in Texas

General Motors

  • Fort Worth Parts Distribution, 301 Freedom Dr. in Roanoke, Texas

Stellantis

  • Dallas, 2205 E. Belt Line Rd. in Carrollton, Texas

Locations going on UAW strike in Virginia

Stellantis

  • Winchester, 80 Tyson Dr. Winchester, Virginia

Locations going on UAW strike in West Virginia

General Motors

  • Martinsburg Parts Distribution, 608 Caperton Blvd. in Martinsburg, West Virginia

Locations going on UAW strike in Wisconsin

General Motors

  • Hudson Parts Distribution, 2200 Willis Miller Dr. in Hudson, Wisconsin

Stellantis

  • Milwaukee, 3280 S. Clement Ave. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Contact Jamie L. LaReau: jlareau@freepress.com. Follow her on X @jlareauan. Read more on General Motors and sign up for our autos newsletterBecome a subscriber.

This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: UAW strike update: Dozens of GM, Stellantis plants added, Ford spared

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