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Senators Introduce Resolution Expressing Solidarity With UAW

Though both sides initially shunned any sort of political involvement in the ongoing United Auto Workers (UAW) strike against Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis, that didn’t stop President Joe Biden from joining UAW President Shawn Fain on the picket line recently – nor former President Donald Trump from visiting a non-unionized automotive supplier nearby. As is usually the case these days, politicians are wasting no time choosing a side in this ongoing, widely publicized debate as they jockey for public support – and votes – and that trend continues as a number of U.S. Senators recently introduced a resolution expressing solidarity with the UAW.

This new proposal comes from U.S. Senators Alex Padilla, Bernie Sanders, the Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, Sherrod Brown, and 31 members of the Senate. It essentially echoes the same sentiments we’ve heard from the UAW for weeks now, pointing out the record profits automakers have raked over in recent years while also calling for significant changes in the upcoming UAW contract in terms of compensation, benefits, and job security.

“The Senate stands with the United Auto Workers in their fight against corporate greed; supports every worker’s fundamental right to organize and collectively bargain for better wages, benefits, and working conditions; and calls on the Big Three automakers – General Motors, Stellantis, and Ford – to negotiate in good faith and offer their workers a fair contract.”

“I’m proud to stand firmly with the United Auto Workers as they rightfully make their voices heard to finally get their fair share of the Big 3’s record-breaking profits,” said Senator Padilla. “It is shameful that as profit margins grow for these companies, UAW workers struggle to put food on the table or get the medications they need. Every worker deserves the fundamental right to organize and fight for a fair contract, and I urge the Big 3 to come to the table with a good-faith solution for these workers.”

We’ll have more on the UAW strike soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more 2023 Ford-UAW news, UAW news, and non-stop Ford news coverage.

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  1. SCEcoBoost

    But, those record-breaking profits, however ill-gotten, will soon turn into losses if the current proposals are agreed to and ratified and if this idiotic EV Pivot continues unabated.
    Automaker management is universally suffering from a case of brain-deadness.

  2. Sebastian Schmidt

    Unions are the cancer of progress.

  3. Motomike

    This is indeed turbulent times for the automakers. The US cannot afford to give up our position in this industry, its probably the cornerstone of the manufacturing sector. We need as much locally sourced raw and finished materials going into these new units as possible. Management and stockholders need to recognize and reward all team members as appropriate given the world wide market. We all must remember this is a global playing field and top shelf engineering and precision assembly is essential.

  4. ShaneR

    Intentional, they are just trying to clear the landscape for EVs by bankrupting the industry. Which Americans aren’t interested in EVs as most news articles are stating.

  5. CP

    Lawmakers should remain neutral. Let the market decide. This is what’s wrong with our country now. Political interference constantly.

  6. Gar

    It would be interesting to know if these Senators personally pen vehicles made by the UAW. Or, do they own foreign vehicle brands made in non-union US plants?

  7. Jeff

    ” UAW workers struggle to put food on the table or get the medications they need.”
    I’m tired of hearing this. It’s their own fault if they can’t make ends meet with the wages they have now. Maybe they should take a money management course!! Ford should offer that to their employees.

    1. Mike

      UAW workers struggling to make ends meet, now that’s really funny! While making better wages than the majority of blue collar workers in the Country……

  8. Ron

    Wonder if these politicians would care to detail how they became rich on the backs of their voters. Would they cate to explain their benefits compared to their voters.

  9. Craig Lasnier

    If this continues it will be the nail in the coffin. All three auto makers are putting out poorly engineered junk. Between the government and the unions I think their days are numbered.

  10. Dave Mathers

    Left wing politicians supporting trade unions? Shocking!!

  11. Thurston Munn

    Politicians love that union campaign money, no surprise here that they only think of them selves and not what these strikes and unions do to the everyday working family. Making transportation unaffordable.

  12. Alfred

    As usual the politicians will f@#k things up even more.

  13. Mike

    Our elected lawmakers are incapable of carrying out their official duties, yet have the time to interfere in private businesses! This should never happen under any circumstances! Seems some will go to any extent to buy votes. A shameful example of American politics for all the world see and laugh at!

  14. Grift

    “as they jockey for public support – and votes”

    Politicians won’t waste an opportunity to pander for free votes. Sanders has a strong track record of talking, collecting a check, and doing nothing…


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