In a battle with Detroit automakers, the UAW recently revealed their newest strike locations at GM and Ford. Since the strike began last September, more than 50,000 UAW-represented workers have taken to the picket lines in the Detroit area and continue to stand firm in their fight for higher wages and better job security. The UAW’s latest move targets GM and Ford in Michigan, sending UAW members to take action at four distinct locations. GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant, Ford’s Romeo Engine Plant, Flat Rock Assembly, and Van Dyke Transmission Plant are all being affected by the strike. The fight between the UAW and Detroit’s big three has been ongoing for months now. UAW members are aiming to secure their future in plants that are highly vulnerable to technological advancement and easier to automate. The auto industry is moving towards a more reliant usage of technology, and UAW members are coming together to ensure that their jobs are secure. UAW Vice President Michael A. Bowman stated, “The strike activities at both of these locations will intensify as we fight for secure jobs and good wages for our members. The UAW is working hard to ensure job security for our members who are dedicated and ready to do the work that keeps these plants running.” The Detroit automakers have refused to budge from their initial proposals. With the current standoff, the UAW is hoping to generate enough public support to convince the automakers to change their stance on UAW workers’ rights. The strike is now entering its third month and is set to continue until a satisfactory deal is reached between the two parties. UAW members are holding out in their continued efforts to protect their rights and negotiate wages that will keep their families and communities stable.