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Although one major strike, against Hollywood studios, was finally resolved this past week, another, against U.S. vehicle makers, is expanding. The plight of the autoworkers has now become a major point of contention in the presidential race.
Jonathan Weisman, a political correspondent for The Times, explains why the strike could be an essential test along the road to the White House.
On today’s episode
A day after President Biden appeared on a picket line with United Automobile Workers, former President Donald J. Trump spoke at an auto parts factory .
The U.A.W. strike could either accelerate a wave of worker actions or stifle labor’s recent momentum .
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