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United Auto Workers-Daimler Truck agreement draws praise from Biden

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President Joe Biden praised the United Auto Workers and Daimler Truck for reaching a tentative agreement at the last minute, preventing a potential strike affecting 7,300 workers. The agreement includes significant raises, inflation protections, and the first-ever profit-sharing deal in Daimler’s history. The United Auto Workers’ recent organizing efforts have seen success, including a breakthrough in organizing workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. They are also aiming to represent workers at nine other foreign automakers with American plants. These efforts follow a successful strike last fall at General Motors, Ford, and Stellantis.