Autoworkers go on strike at plants at each of the Big Three


When autoworkers go on strike at plants at each of the Big Three automakers (General Motors, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles), the strike usually takes the form of a collective action by unionized workers. This means that the workers collectively decide to cease working in an effort to put pressure on the company to meet their demands, and in the case of the Big Three, this often involves asking for better pay, benefits, and working conditions. Oftentimes, the strike is also aimed at protecting and securing job security, such as by making it more difficult for the company to lay off or terminate workers without offering them severance packages or other forms of assistance. When a strike is successful, the workers usually receive some sort of compensation or concession from the Big Three and in some cases, they may also implement changes to the production system that improve safety and efficiency.

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