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Auto workers picket outside Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne County. (The 'Gander Newsroom/Kyle Kaminski)
The Auto Workers Strike Expands to Wisconsin. Here’s What It Means in the Short-Term and for All Workers.

While car prices and inventories are among the immediate impacts of the dispute, we should be mindful of how all workers are helped or hurt by the eventual outcome.

Auto workers on the picket line at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne County. (The 'Gander Newsroom/Kyle Kaminski)
Auto Workers Fight Back After ‘Getting Screwed’ by Detroit Three

Michiganders are on the frontlines of the United Auto Workers union’s battle for better wages and benefits. And in Wayne County, workers are preparing for the long haul as the strike against the Detroit Three ticks into its second week.

United Auto Workers President Shawn Fain walks with union members striking at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Mich., early Friday, Sept. 15, 2023. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Workers Strike Against Big 3 Automakers for First Time in History

The strikes will likely chart the future of the union and of America's homegrown auto industry at a time when US labor is flexing its might and the companies face a historic transition from building internal combustion automobiles to making electric vehicles.

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As Strikes Continue, Biden Administration Highlights its Pro-Union Agenda

The administration’s show of support comes as unprecedented worker organizing — from strike authorizations to work stoppages — hit multiple industries this year, including, transportation, entertainment, hospitality and health care.

FILE - UPS teamsters and workers hold a rally, Friday, July 21, 2023, in Atlanta, as a national strike deadline nears. UPS has reached a contract agreement with its 340,000-person strong union Tuesday, July 25, 2023, averting a strike that had the potential to disrupt logistics nationwide for businesses and households alike. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
Teamsters and UPS Reach Tentative Deal to Avoid Strike, 340,000 Workers to Get Raises

The tentative deal represents a huge win for full- and part-time UPS Teamster workers, who would get significant pay raises and better working conditions. If approved by rank-and-file union members, the deal will also avert a strike that could have been one of the “costliest in US history."

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Wisconsin Assembly Passes Sweeping Bill to Overhaul Liquor Law

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The laws governing Wisconsin’s multibillion-dollar liquor industry would be streamlined and updated under a sweeping measure passed by the state Assembly on Wednesday that’s supported by groups from the smallest craft brewers to the largest national brewers, bar owners and alcohol distributors.

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Biden’s Signature Climate Law Will Create a Domestic Jobs and Manufacturing Boom, Study Finds

A new report finds that the Inflation Reduction Act will dramatically lower the cost of solar and wind energy projects, create millions of new jobs, and more.