Both the UAW and Detroit’s OEMs seem to be very steadfast in their convictions, but progress is being made. Speaking with NPR, the UAW said that it “had reasonably productive conversations with Ford today.” But a resolution is likely still some way off, with more strikes likely to occur if negotiations progress too slowly.
These strikes will continue to target automakers where it hurts the most. The strike is affecting the plant where Ford builds the Bronco and the Ranger, while GM’s affected plant is responsible for the Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, and others, and Stellantis is losing out on Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator production.
The UAW strike that took place four years ago took more than a month to be resolved. Hopefully, it won’t take that long to reach an agreement this time around.