SEPT. 16, 2019

Labor Lede

Early this morning, UAW members went on strike against General Motors (GM), rallying tens of thousands of people to picket lines across the country. “This is a fight to win dignity for the 46,000 autoworkers who have delivered their bosses record-breaking profits for years,” said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka (UMWA), pledging the solidarity of the federation’s 12.5 million members. “We will have their backs every day until they win the respect and security that they deserve.”

Kitchen Table Economics

$300 million: GM’s daily losses during the UAW’s 2007 strike.

Quote of the Day

“Our members have spoken; we have taken action; and this is a decision we did not make lightly. We are committed to a strong contract at GM that recognizes our UAW members, who make some of the greatest products in the world and make GM so profitable.” —UAW National Bargaining Committee Chair Ted Krumm

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