Unprecedented UAW strike against the Big Three automakers begins.

For the first time in its history, the United Auto Workers union is on strike against all three of America's unionized automakers at once: General Motors, Ford, and Stellantis.

On Friday, employees left three factories—one from each of the Big Three automakers—in Missouri, Michigan, and Ohio.

The UAW referred to their deliberate strike against three facilities as a "Stand Up Strike," which it described as a tactical "new approach" to leaving your work.

More localities may be asked to "Stand Up" and join the walkout as time goes on, the union warned its members.

These were deliberately selected by the UAW and represent a plan that would ensure that many suppliers and dealers are impacted,

After mocking the union's lofty demands for higher pay, benefits, and employment safeguards for its workers, the automakers went on strike.

The benefit of our team members, customers, suppliers, and communities across the US will remain our first priority as we continue to bargain in good faith with the union, GM stated.