UAW-Big Three talks heat up as both sides desire strike’s end — and other news


Morning 4 is a quick roundup of stories we think you should know about to start your day. So, let’s get to the news.

UAW strike: Week 6 starts with more walkouts as talks get tighter

The United Auto Workers’ strike against Detroit’s Big Three automakers is heating up as it enters its sixth week, and as talks get narrower.

The UAW’s nationwide strike at Stellantis, General Motors and Ford Motor Company has lasted longer than a month without a union-approved deal on the table — though each company has submitted numerous offers that have inched increasingly closer to the union’s demands. UAW President Shawn Fain said last week that serious progress was made recently, but it’s still not enough to put an end to the picket lines.

The strike grew Monday morning as both sides yearn for an agreement that will allow a return to normalcy.

Here’s a breakdown of where things stand in week six.

Sanders says Livonia bakery closure threatens supply of famous Bumpy Cakes

Sanders, the iconic Detroit candy brand, says one of its most popular products may not be on shelves soon.

Learn more here.

Why Michigan could be No. 1 in first College Football Playoff rankings, or outside top 5 entirely

ClickOnDetroit’s Derick Hutchinson reports: The next time Michigan takes the field, there will be a shiny new ranking next to its name, as the first College Football Playoff rankings come out one week from today.

But where will the committee rank the Wolverines? I genuinely have no idea, because I could justify them as the No. 1 team or outside the top five entirely.

Read more here.

Israel’s increased strikes across Gaza kill more than 700 people in the past day, Palestinians say

Rapidly expanding Israeli airstrikes across the Gaza Strip killed more than 700 people in the past day as medical facilities across the territory were forced to close because of bombing damage and a lack of power, health officials said Tuesday.

The soaring death toll from Israel’s escalating bombardment was unprecedented in the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It could signal an even greater loss of life in Gaza once Israeli ground forces backed by tanks and artillery launch an expected offensive into the territory aimed at crushing Hamas.

See more here.

Weather: Rain approaching as temps soar in Metro Detroit: What to know this week

Tuesday will be largely sunny in Southeast Michigan as temps soar into the 70s. Then, we’re tracking rain that will fill in Wednesday with more chances to follow.

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