With both sides dug in, a prolonged strike is looking more likely. The question is how much pain UAW president Shawn Fain is prepared to exert on the companies — and how swiftly.
Why the UAW strike is likely to become a slow-motion wreck
There's zero chance that the automakers will reach a labor deal with the UAW before Friday at noon, sources close to the bargaining tell Axios. That's the time at which the union says it plans to kick off strikes at additional factories.