From Detroit to Hollywood, New Union Leaders Take Harder Line

From a New York Times story by Noam Scheiber headlined “From Detroit to Hollywood, New Union Leaders Take a Harder Line”:

Shawn Fain is not a typical president of the United Automobile Workers union.

Mr. Fain recently declined a symbolic handshake with the chief executives of the major Detroit automakers, a gesture that traditionally kicks off contract negotiations. He is seeking an ambitious 40 percent wage increase for rank-and-file members — in line, he says, with the pay gains of those corporate leaders over the past four years. And in a video meeting with members last week, Mr. Fain threw a list of proposals from Stellantis, the maker of Chrysler and Jeep, into a wastebasket, saying it belonged in the trash “because that’s what it is.”