UPDATE 1-Biden to address U.S. auto negotiations on Friday -White House

Reuters · 09/15/2023 11:53
UPDATE 1-Biden to address U.S. auto on Friday -White House

Adds details on UAW strike, Biden's previous statements

- U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday will deliver remarks on the contract between the United Auto Workers (UAW) and the Detroit Three automakers, the White House said.

The White House did specify a time for his remarks, which comes as the UAW overnight launched a strike at three factories owned by General Motors, Ford and Chrysler owner Stellantis.

Biden spoke to union and automaker leaders on Thursday. On Wednesday, a White House economic adviser said the president wanted both sides to work around the clock to avoid a strike, which is the most ambitious U.S. industrial labor action in decades.

(Reporting by Jarret Renshaw; writing by Susan Heavey; editing by Alison Williams and Jason Neely)

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