By JOSH FUNK
AP Business Writer
The United Auto Workers union is increasing the strike pay it offers workers who walk off the job for the second time this year following a spate of strikes amid the ongoing worker shortages nationwide. The 372,000-member UAW union approved increasing weekly strike pay to $500, up from $400, at this week’s convention in Detroit. That comes after the union increased strike pay from $275 a week earlier this year. The pay increases will be welcomed by workers who go on strike, including more than 1,000 CNH Industrial workers who have been on strike at plants in Burlington, Iowa, and Racine, Wisconsin, since early May. That is just one of the latest in a string of strikes since the pandemic began.
Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.