The UAW on Tuesday said it has ordered 5,000 workers at General Motors' hugely profitable full-size SUV plant in Texas to walk off the job in the latest escalation of its six-week-old strike against the Detroit 3.
Workers at Arlington Assembly build the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade. The union announced the move hours after GM reported a third-quarter profit and said the strike had cost the company $800 million so far.
"Another record quarter, another record year. As we've said for months, record profits equal record contracts," UAW President Shawn Fain said in a statement. "It's time GM workers, and the whole working class, get their fair share."