U.A.W. Goes on Strike Against Detroit’s Big 3 Automakers
"American workers are fed up of living paycheck to paycheck while the corporate elite and billionaire class continue to make out like bandits." - Shawn Fain, UAW President
Where are the strikes? How big were the federal bailouts for the auto industry? How much do the CEOs of FORD, GM and Stellantis make while workers struggle? What are the U.A.W. demands? How can you help fight corporate greed? Start with this StoryMap which will be updated with new developments.
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Visual storytelling lets you share a lot of information quickly, so that it is easy to understand and remember. This StoryMap was designed with ArcGIS Online and includes details of the locations where the U.A.W. workers are on strike. It also includes details on the plant, how much the CEO of General Motors make, its profitability and stock performance. Clicking on an image reveals more details.
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Stand up for autoworkers
- Sign the “All In” with UAW online petition and share it on social media, here.
- Call 1-318-300-1249 to leave a message for the CEOs of Ford, GM, and Stellantis and tell them UAW members deserve the same 40% raise they got over the last four years.
- Go to UAW.org for the latest news on the fight to make things right at the Big Three.
TakeAway: Stand up for yourselves. For your families. For your communities against corporate greed!
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The negotiations and potential strike demands - MSU Today
- Eliminate tiers on wages and benefits. Currently, domestic automakers have a tiered wage system in which those in the first tier earn about $28 per hour, while those hired after 2007 are in the second tier and earn about $16 to $19 per hour. The number of second-tier workers is growing, which is fueling this contract demand.
- Increase wages by 46% over four years
- Restore cost-of-living allowances
- Establish a defined benefit pension for all workers
- Reestablish retiree medical benefits
- Ensure the right to strike over plant closures
- Create a working family protection program
- Make all temporary workers permanent
- Institute more paid time off
- Significantly increase retiree pay
- Possibly institute a 32-hour work week