The United Auto Workers (UAW) strike is expanding, with over 25,000 workers now participating in the walkout against Detroit’s ‘Big Three’ automakers, stretching into its third week. Striking workers have added a Ford plant in Chicago and a General Motors plant in Michigan to the action. The strike initially began on September 15, with workers striking at one plant each from General Motors, Ford, and Stellantis. The strike has been driven by negotiations over pay increases, with the union demanding up to 40% higher wages over four years. Talks between the parties had initially shown promise, but there has been a lack of meaningful movement, leading to the strike’s expansion. The strikes have disrupted vehicle manufacturing, impacting thousands of workers and the economy.