BONUS: Renewed Militancy at the United Auto Workers

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July 13, 2023

The United Auto Workers' contract negotiations at the Big 3 automakers – Ford, GM, and Stellantis – just began. Their current labor contracts expire in mid-September, and the new UAW leadership has been crystal clear: they're not afraid to take 150,000 of its members out on strike if their demands aren't met. This would be less than two months after the potential strike of 340,000 Teamsters at UPS.

In this bonus episode, we discuss the renewed militancy of the UAW, and the reform movement, Unite All Workers for Democracy (UAWD), which shocked the labor world for taking control of the union leadership earlier this year.

There is no labor movement resurgence without the resurgence of labor in manufacturing, but the UAW has also been a leader in the upsurge of higher education organizing over the past five years.

To discuss all this, we spoke with two newly elected UAW officers: Brandon Mancilla, Director of UAW Region 9A, and Dan Vicente, Director of UAW Region 9.


Hosted by ⁠Teddy Ostrow⁠

Edited by Teddy Ostrow

Produced by NYGP & Ruby Walsh, in partnership with ⁠In These Times⁠ & ⁠The Real News⁠

Music by ⁠Casey Gallagher⁠

Cover art by ⁠Devlin Claro Resetar⁠


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