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Members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) union march through the streets of downtown Detroit following a rally on the first day of the UAW strike in Detroit on Friday. Workers at the "Big Three" U.S. auto manufacturers went on strike on Sept. 15. Mathew Hatcher/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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General Motors CEO Mary Barra made nearly $29 million in 2022. This amount is 362 times the median GM employee's paycheck, according to Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Sky-high CEO pay is in focus as workers everywhere are demanding higher wages

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UAW supporters and members hold signs outside the Stellantis Assembly Plant in Sterling Heights, Mich., on July 12. Electric vehicles may not be at the heart of the contract talks between the UAW and the Detroit automakers, but as the sign subtly shows, they loom large in the negotiations. Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Why the transition to electric cars looms large in UAW talks with Big 3 automakers

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United Auto Workers members march while holding signs at a union rally held near a Stellantis factory Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023, in Detroit. Mike Householder/AP hide caption

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Why autoworkers are asking for a 46% pay raise

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Autoworker Kevin Winston, left, talks with United Auto Workers president Shawn Fain outside the General Motors Factory Zero plant in Hamtramck, Mich., on July 12. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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A passenger vessel traveling down the Yangtze River stops at a dock in downtown Chongqing, China. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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'The Economy Is Slipping': China's Slowdown Hits Former Boomtown

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