Committees working on wages, health insurance costs, temporary workers and new work for plants slated to close.
Companies are looking to adjust production schedules to adapt to the disruption.
More than 49,000 United Auto Workers members have brought to a standstill more than 50 factories and parts warehouses.
33 manufacturing plants down in nine states across the US, plus 22 parts distribution warehouses.
But it doesn’t mean there will be a work stoppage. Contracts expire Sept. 14.
Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler are still making good money, and the UAW will want a bigger piece.
UAW misses getting a foothold in foreign-owned auto assembly plants located in the traditionally anti-union South.
Calls it a symbol to members that the union has their backs.
Faces eight years in federal prison for conspiracy and a tax crime.
They have accused the country of using cheap labour as a way to draw in business.
Union alleges Nissan broke federal labour law and intimidated workers into voting “no.”
FBI alleges Alphons Iacobelli gave a former UAW vice-president and his wife more than $1.2 million in gifts.
Unifor president Jerry Dias says the unions “will not allow trade to pit worker against worker.”
Nissan management opposes a union, although it says workers are free to choose whether they’d like to be represented or not.
Pro-union campaign seeks to link support with civil rights for African-Americans.