'We Talk': What's behind the historic U.S. auto workers' strike?
Global Stringer

The United Auto Workers Union launched a targeted nationwide strike in the U.S. on September 15 against the Big Three automakers after labor and management failed to reach an agreement before the deadline. This is the first time in more than 80 years of the UAW that the U.S. auto workers have gone on strike against the Big Three at the same time. The number of auto workers in this strike has now reached 25,000.

Workers at the Ford assembly plant on Torrence Avenue in Chicago put down their tools and walked off the job. CGTN stringer hit the strike site to talk to some workers about their demands. One worker says that they want proper wages and benefits to deal with the high inflation. Another worker says that the company they work for has made record profits within the last few years, but they have been on the same contracts for eights years.

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