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Detroit Three Girds for Labor Clash as UAW Hikes Strike Pay

March 11, 2019, 4:50 PM

The United Auto Workers is increasing strike pay for members, a move that could give workers more incentive to stay on picket lines if there’s a walkout during potentially contentious negotiations with Detroit Three carmakers this year.

At the union’s bargaining convention starting March 11 in Detroit, UAW President Gary Jones said strike pay will increase to $250 a week through the end of this year, from $200 a week previously. The union will start paying out to $275 a week starting in January.

The compensation would cushion the financial blow to UAW members if they decide to walk off...

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