The UAW announced plans to expand its ongoing strike against General Motors to include a major Ford truck plant in Kentucky. The union is picketing the Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville to protest Ford’s refusal to negotiate with the UAW for a new labor contract. The picketing began on October 3rd and is expected to last four days. The union has about 8,000 members from 11 Ford plants in the United States on strike, including in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and New York. Ford is seeking to cut employee healthcare benefits, break down job classifications, raise health care costs, and eliminate skilled trades such as electricians and pipe fitters. The UAW is hoping that by expanding the strike to include Ford, the corporation will begin negotiating with the union for new contract terms.