91.7 Ann Arbor/Detroit 104.1 Grand Rapids 91.3 Port Huron 89.7 Lansing 91.1 Flint
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Potential UAW strike looms over Labor Day in Michigan

UAW GM workers striking with signs
Katie Raymond
Michigan Radio
File photo

It’s Labor Day, and labor unions are making headlines across the country with tough negotiations and long-lasting strikes. Last month, the United Auto Workers voted to authorize a strike and 97 percent of the 150,000 union workers at Ford, General Motors and Stellantis voted in favor.

Last week, things heated up when the UAW filed unfair labor practice charges against GM and Stellantis.

Marick Masters teaches at Wayne State University and is a labor scholar. He’s studied the history of the UAW’s collective bargaining with the Detroit Three. He spoke with Rebecca Kruth about current contract negotiations and why this is a pivotal moment for the UAW. To hear the conversation, listen to the audio above.

Rebecca Kruth is the host of All Things Considered at Michigan Public. She also co-hosts Michigan Public's weekly language podcast That’s What They Say with English professor Anne Curzan.
Katheryne Friske is the weekend morning host and producer for All Things Considered.
Related Content