UE stands in full solidarity with the rank-and-file UAW members on strike against General Motors’ corporate greed.
With billions of dollars in profit, GM can easily afford to continue to provide decent healthcare for its workers, bring all workers up to one “tier,” and commit to keeping its factories open in the communities that have made it such a profitable company.
We particularly denounce GM’s heartless and cruel decision to cut off healthcare for its workers. Healthcare is a fundamental human right, and access to healthcare should not be dependent on employers who are clearly willing to use it as a weapon against us.
As many UE locals have demonstrated in recent years, ending two tiers is not an unrealistic goal. Neither is maintaining decent healthcare. When rank-and-file workers are united, and supported by their community, victory over the forces of corporate greed is always possible.
Director of Organization