(CBS DETROIT) - UAW President Shawn Fain is expected to announce the next steps regardingagainst the Big Three, which could mean announcing additional strike targets.
The announcement is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 29, just a week after, where he expanded the UAW strike to target 38 General Motors and Stellantis facilities across 20 states, according to UAW sources.
UAW sources also said Fain was scheduled to meet with General Motors on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 4 p.m. to continue negotiating.
Union members started striking against the Big Three at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14, after contracts expired.
Initially, Fain announced strikes against one plant for each automaker but then later expanded the strike to a total of 41 locations. This expansion excluded Ford, as Fain said they had made serious progress in negotiations.
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Stellantis released the following statement on Wednesday:
"We're disappointed that the UAW chose to disrespect our customers by expanding their strike to the parts distribution centers. Fulfilling customer needs and maintaining their continued loyalty is a top priority. As a result, our contingency plans will serve the mobility needs of our loyal individual and professional customers including families, business owners, critical first responders and front-line workers; who all rely on their vehicles for a safe and reliable means of transportation and have absolutely nothing to do with the strike.
"Over the last several days, we've witnessed an escalation of dangerous behavior by UAW picketers at different parts distribution facilities. Stellantis strongly condemns these actions and we call on UAW President Fain to immediately address these behaviors and support the highest level of safety at the picket lines for all employees."
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