GM matched Ford and settled the United Auto Workers strike by agreeing to a 25% raise for union workers.
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) October 27, 2023
This is great news for autoworkers who have been on strike for the last six weeks, and as anyone who is a member of a union household can tell you, strikes are hard times. Walking the picket line while having no money coming in with bills to pay and often a family at home is very stressful.
If anyone believes that the workers were not helped by having a pro-worker president showing up on the picket line to support them, they are kidding themselves. Trump who is one of the most anti-worker presidents in decades showed no support for the strike and tried to use it as a platform for his presidential campaign.
While not returning to their glory days of decades ago, unions are enjoying several high profile victories. There is strength in being a member of a union, and that strength got UAW workers a 25% raise from two of the Big Three US automakers.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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