Take Action for Big 3 Bargaining

The contract campaign for UAW members at the Big 3 – Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis – is ramping up, with contracts expiring on September 14. Regardless of what sector you’re in, your action is needed to build the power to win record contracts auto workers deserve.

About 30 UAW 2162 members wearing red shirts pose with UAW signs.

The Big 3 auto companies have made a quarter of a trillion dollars in profits in the past decade. In the first 6 months of 2023, they made $21 billion. Record profits should mean record wages for the auto workers who make the companies run. Despite this, the Big 3 have made no movement on a number of key areas in bargaining, including fair pay. This month, autoworkers across the country voted 97% to authorize a strike should circumstances warrant. Here in Region 6, Big 3 members of Locals 76, 230, 492, 509, 2162, and 6645 continue building member engagement and strike readiness plans -- including by organizing practice pickets, regional strategy meetings, cross-sector rallies, strike prep membership meetings, and more. 

Large group of UAW 509 members in red shirts posed for a photo


  1. Sign on: Sign the ‘All In’ with UAW petition and share with your colleagues and on social media.
  2. Pledge solidarity: Sign the Region 6 Solidarity Pledge to get connected with other UAW members in your area and coordinate turnout to actions and picket lines should a strike be necessary.

A group of UAW Local 230 members holding signs reading "united for a strong contract" and "end tiers" posed for a photo.

More information and news coverage:

  1. “The United Auto Workers are redefining what is possible for US labor” (featuring Local 230 President Jesse Ramirez) 
  2. Fox 11 (Los Angeles) interview with Region 6 Director Mike Miller on the contract negotiations, what a potential strike would mean, and winning a just transition to electric vehicles  
  3. Educational Justice Town Hall in support of Autoworkers, including UAW, UTLA, CTU Local 1, AFT, Teamsters, UNITE HERE, SAG-AFTRA, and more. Check out the recording here.
  4. Sign on letter of over 30 climate justice organizations in support of members’ demands in bargaining, and town hall focused on the need for green jobs to be union jobs. 
  5. Region 6 members joined Greenpeace in San Diego to amplify the ongoing fight for a just transition in Big 3 auto negotiations with a banner drop from their vessel Arctic Sunrise. We're proud to join forces with climate justice orgs to build the collective power we need to win a liveable future for all. 
  6. "Big 3 Focus on Auto Parts Centers in Strike Prep" (featuring Local 509 Executive Board member Roberto Rivera)

UAW 492 members marching in line holding practice picket signs