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Stateside Podcast: UAW Expands Strikes at Ford

UAW Workers go on strike at Willow Run facility in Belleville
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UAW Workers go on strike at Willow Run facility in Belleville

The UAW's decision to expand their strikes to a Ford truck plant in Kentucky came as a surprise to many who have been following the movement. It's distinct from previous UAW moves in several ways, including the manner in which it was announced and who it's targeting: Ford. As this truck plant is connected to a multitude of other plants in Ford's ecosystem, there is an estimated 100,000 workers that could be associated with this site.


  • Michael Martinez, reporter covering Ford and the UAW for Automotive News

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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.
Olivia Mouradian recently graduated from the University of Michigan and joined the Stateside team as an intern in May 2023.