'Morning Quickie': United Auto Workers union on strike, Adam Sandler to tour again, & Toy Hall of Fame nominees revealed

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At midnight, the United Auto Workers union officially went on strike against all three of the Big Three automakers. Members walked out at three plants: a GM site in Wentzville, Missouri; a Stellantis center in Toledo, Ohio; and a Ford assembly location in Wayne, Michigan. Many of the core issues in the labor dispute between the United Auto Workers and the Big Three U.S. automakers are familiar: salary increases, sick days and pay grades. But lurking in the background is the transition to electric vehicles and away from cars and trucks with internal combustion engines — those that run on gasoline and motor oil.

Adam Sandler has announced he's embarking on a 25-city stand-up comedy tour. Sandler will kick off "The I Missed You Tour" on October 12 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC, making stops in Portland, Las Vegas, Indianapolis, Memphis, Toronto, and more. The tour wraps up in Denver on December 12. The comedian has also promised a "surprise guest." Through a Live Nation presale, fans will be able to purchase tickets to the tour beginning today at noon local time. The general sale started yesterday.

The National Toy Hall of Fame announced its 12 finalists for 2023 induction. From the 12, members of the National Selection Advisory Committee will pick three winners and the public will be able to pick three more for inclusion in the hall. The finalists are baseball cards, Battleship, bingo, Bop It, Cabbage Patch Kids, Choose Your Own Adventure gamebooks, Connect 4, the Ken doll, Little Tykes Cozy Coupe, Nerf, slime, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Click here to vote before voting ends on Wednesday.

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