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The UAW Fight is an Exercise in Class Struggle Unionism
UAW President Shawn Fain has said that “corporate greed” is the enemy, and autoworkers are fighting back.
Teddy Ostrow and Ruby Walsh
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UAW Autoworkers Strike Grows Larger, Stellantis Has Been Spared in This Round
The UAW strike that started Sept. 15 has now increased to 25,000 workers striking against the Big Three automakers. According to UAW President Shawn Fain, while negotiations continue with all of the Big Three, Stellantis has made "significant progress" on some issues.
Luis Feliz Leon
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A Government Shutdown Would Shutter the NLRB. That’s Bad News for Striking Workers.
A government shutdown would place NLRB workers on furlough, leaving striking workers without a crucial ally in their fight.
Maximillian Alvarez
A crowd of striking workers hold up UAW signs and fists, standing in front of two trucks that say Teamsters.
Labor
They Sacrificed to Survive Bankruptcy. They Worked Through A Pandemic. Now, Autoworkers Have Had Enough.
“I want to see them return what they promised to the workers that saved the company,” says a striking Stellantis worker in Minnesota.
Amie Stager
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How the Government Can Help Build Industrial Unions
Money. For organizing. Give it to us.
Hamilton Nolan
LaborEn Español
“La lucha es global”: Trabajadores tras el mundo están en solidaridad con los trabajadores automotrices en huelga
Desde Brasil y México a Sudáfrica y Malasia, la solidaridad laboral internacional está reforzando la lucha de la UAW.
Jeff Schuhrke
Labor
It Shouldn’t Be a Big Deal That Biden Joined Striking Workers on the Picket Line—But It Is
“The most union-friendly president in U.S. history” may be a low bar, but Biden took another step toward clearing it by standing with Michigan autoworkers out on strike.
Jeff Schuhrke
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“This Fight Is Global”: Workers Around the World Are Standing With Striking U.S. Autoworkers
From Brazil and Mexico to South Africa and Malaysia, international labor solidarity is aiding the UAW’s fight to reverse the global race to the bottom.
Jeff Schuhrke
Seven workers pose with signs.
LaborDispatch
Record Profits, Paltry Contracts Fire Up Chicago-Area Autoworkers to Strike
"It's not fair that [CEOs are] bringing home these millions of dollars and have so many summer homes ... and we're living paycheck to paycheck."
Maia McDonald
A dozen workers stand in a line with red shirts and UAW strike signs.
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Wisconsin Autoworkers Are Bundling Firewood for a Winter Picket Line
Called out on strike on Friday, GM workers in Hudson, Wis., are ready for the long haul.
Isabela Escalona
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The Autoworkers Strike Just Spread to Facilities Across the Country
On Friday, the walk out by UAW members expanded to 38 parts depots across 20 states.
Luis Feliz Leon and Lisa Xu
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5 Things Unions Can Do To Defend Transgender Workers
Trans rights are workers’ rights.
Amy Livingston and Sarah Lazare
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South Korea Declared War on Unions. Workers Are Fighting Back.
In the face of widespread repression, South Korean workers are rising up for fair pay and labor protections.
Maximillian Alvarez
Two smiling workers stand back-to-back with signs reading, "UAW on Strike."
Labor
In Missouri, Autoworkers Are Fighting for the Future of the Industry
GM workers, out on their second strike in four years, are done with concessions.
Jacqui Germain
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UAW President Shawn Fain Sets Noon Friday Deadline for Companies to Meet Demands
Transcript: In a live speech Monday, Fain called on autoworkers to be ready to join the strike if they have to.
Shawn Fain
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Workers in the South Aren’t Letting Anti-Labor Laws Stop Them From Organizing
From a recent work action in Durham, North Carolina to union drives at REI and academic institutions, workers are taking important steps to organize the South.
Mindy Isser
LaborViewpoint
The Big 3 Want You To Think Striking Workers and the Climate Are at Odds. They’re Not.
Mainstream media coverage of the UAW strike has implied that workers’ demands stand in conflict with achieving climate goals. That’s BS.
Sarah Lazare
LaborViewpoint
Bernie Sanders to Big 3 CEOs: “It is time for you to end your greed.”
Transcript: In an explosive speech at a Detroit autoworker rally, Sanders railed against stock buybacks and called on CEOs to negotiate a fair contract.
Bernie Sanders
A handful of cheering autoworkers hold signs reading "UAW Stand Up COLA Fair Pay Now" and "UAW Stand Up Record Profits Record Contracts."
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UAW's "Element of Surprise" Strike Appears to Be Working
"We heard like everyone else at 10 p.m.," a Stellantis spokesperson says.
Sarah Lazare and Jeff Schuhrke
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It's Official: Autoworkers Are on Strike
“If they don’t move on the union’s demands, more pain will be applied—but the companies won’t be able to predict where.”
Luis Feliz Leon and Jane Slaughter
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Autoworkers Are Fighting for the Future of the Industry
Stagnant pay and hazardous conditions have driven autoworkers at the Big Three to organize.
Maximillian Alvarez
Screenshot of United Auto Workers President Shawn Fain in a livestream wearing a red UAW shirt, a UAW pin, and surrounded by UAW signs with demands like ?"End Tiers" and "COLA Fair Pay"
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"Keep the Companies Guessing": UAW "Stand-Up Strike," Explained
UAW President Shawn Fain says the union is ready to strike, using a new tactic that's a "historic first."
Jake Johnson
Photograph of a worker in a red shirt holding a sign that says "Fighting for the American Dream," with other marching behind her.
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Exhausted, Injured and Angry: Autoworkers Have Had Enough
Record profits should mean record pay—but that's not how it's played out at the Big Three automakers. These Ford workers have had enough.
Sarah Lazare
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Here's What Striking Autoworkers Are Fighting For
The Big 3 automakers have made record profits in recent years. Now, union workers are calling for big raises, an end to tiers, a shorter work week and a just transition.
Jeff Schuhrke
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