Nearly 150,000 autoworkers represented by UAW strike GM, Ford, and Stellantis

Strike follows failed contract negotiations, deadline missed at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Approximately 12,700 union workers strike at select plants.

"Stand-up" strike initiated, not all union members strike simultaneously.

UAW President Shawn Fain calls it a defining moment for the working class.

Stellantis expresses disappointment in the UAW's refusal to reach a fair agreement.

Disagreements include wage increases and workweek length.

UAW demands a 46% pay increase over four years and a 32-hour workweek at 40-hour pay.

GM and Ford offer 20% pay increase; Stellantis offers 17.5%, maintaining a 40-hour workweek.

Ford remains committed to reaching an agreement while emphasizing the potential consequences of a strike.