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Stateside Podcast: Why the UAW might go on strike

uaw strike signs laying on the ground
Katie Raymond
Michigan Radio

A potential United Auto Workers strike loomed large at Monday's Labor Day parade in Detroit. Contracts between the UAW and the Big Three auto companies are set to expire on September 14.

On today's podcast episode, we look into what the UAW is pushing for in contract negotiations, and why a strike might be imminent.


  • Kalea Hall, Detroit News reporter
  • Jordyn Grzelewski, Detroit News reporter

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Rachel Ishikawa joined Michigan Public in 2020 as a podcast producer. She produced Kids These Days, a limited-run series that launched in the summer of 2020.