UAW strike expands into Minnesota

(MINNEAPOLIS) – The United Auto Workers (UAW) strike has expanded into Minnesota.

UAW President Shawn Fain announced Friday that the union has expanded its Stand Up Strike against both General Motors and Stellantis.

The expansion includes into the state of Minnesota, at the Plymouth location.

Minnesota’s addition to the strike accounts for some of the 5,600 workers adding to the 13,000 workers who are already on strike.

The UAW is calling for the parts distribution center for Stellantis in Minneapolis “to Stand Up and go on strike.”

“We are expanding the Stand Up Strike in response to the lack of progress in bargaining with General Motors and Stellantis,” a press release from Fain said. “We will shut down parts distribution until those two companies come to their senses and come to the table with a serious offer.”