Fain will appear on Facebook Live this Friday, exactly two weeks after the strike began.
The CNBC television network said it would expand the strike, which currently affects 41 jobs and about 18,300 workers, to other plants of the big three automakers if negotiations for the signing of a new The collective agreement will not progress in the next few hours.
On September 15, Fain appeared before his members through Facebook Live to announce the start of the strike at the three assembly plants of GM, Ford and Stellantis. And a week later, on September 22, it used the same method to expand the strikes to another 38 workplaces.
The union leader warned before the strike began that he would use a strategy of progressive walkouts at the three automakers, something the UAW had never done in its history.
Fain explained that the unusual strategy will make the operation of the three companies difficult.
The UAW is demanding a pay increase of 40% over four years, the elimination of pay differences between plant workers in the same companies, more guarantees of job security and the repeal of the aid they had until 2009 to cover the rising cost of living.
On Tuesday, Fain scored his biggest victory by getting US President Joe Biden to join the strike picket lines in Detroit.
Biden backed the union fight by telling striking workers: “Wall Street didn’t build this country. The middle class did it. The unions did it. That’s a fact. Let’s move on. They deserve what they won. And they won a lot. more than they paid for.”
This is the first time in history that a sitting president has participated in strike pickets in the United States.