UAW Increases Strike Pay, Allows for Part-Time Work During Strike

The United Auto Workers International Executive Board voted in a motion Saturday morning to authorize increased strike pay to $275 per week for all UAW members on strike and allow members striking at General Motors and Aramark to take on part-time jobs without reducing their strike pay – as long as they perform their picket duty.

The increased payment and authorization for part-time work will be put in effect Sunday, October 13, 2019.

“UAW members and their families are sacrificing for all of us,” said Gary Jones, President of the UAW. “We are all standing together for our future. This action reflects the UAW commitment and solidarity to all of our members and their families who are taking a courageous stand together to protect our middle-class way of life.”

This decision provides all striking UAW members with an advanced increase in strike pay that was initially slated to increase from $250 to $275 on January 1, 2020, after action by the UAW’s International Executive Board prior to the 2019 Special Bargaining Convention.

Previously part-time work that exceeded the $250 strike pay would void payment of UAW member strike pay benefit. The decision made during the executive board’s special session now allows all members on strike with GM and Aramark to receive both increased strike pay and take on part-time work that provides more than $250 per week as long as picket duty is performed.