President Joe Biden voiced his support for the UAW today as the streak deadline passed.
“U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday called on automakers to concede more to workers who walked off the job at Detroit’s largest car companies, accusing them of enjoying record profits without sharing them fairly with workers.
The UAW strike at three factories owned by General Motors, Ford and Chrysler-owner Stellantis kicked off the most ambitious U.S. industrial labor action in decades.
‘No one wants a strike, but I respect workers’ right to use their options under the collective bargaining’ system, Biden said. ‘I understand their frustration.’
The auto companies have made some significant offers in negotiations so far, Biden said.
‘But I believe they should go further to ensure record corporate profits mean record contracts for the UAW,’ he said, echoing sentiments by union leaders.”
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