This is the first strike against GM in 12 years. More than 49,000 UAW members walked off General Motors factory floors or set up picket lines early Monday. UAW is demanding a bigger share in the company's profits, including through annual pay raises.
“We have given away so many concessions over the last eight-plus years, and this company has been ridiculously profitable over that time,” said Chaz Akers, 24, an assembler at G.M.’s Detroit-Hamtramck plant, which is set to close in January unless the labor talks can win a reprieve. “That’s why we’re here. We’re fighting to get everything that we lost back.”
FAQ ON STRIKES AND UAW STRIKE ASSISTANCE
Donations of canned foods, diapers, family goods can be donated to Mission Arlington.
HOW TO JOIN THE ACTION
Fort Worth Area Residents may drop off items to UAW Local 276 or at the CLC: 4025 Rufe Snow Dr., N. Richland Hills, Texas 76180. If you are unable to bring supplies you can also donate below and we will purchse and deliver supplies!
TCCLC OUTREACH FUND
Tarrant County Central Labor Council accepts donations to Community Outreach to help working families in need like during a job action such as a Union strike, an urgent need such as after a storm or natural disaster, for other general assistance to working families, and community outreach. Any funds remaining after the UAW Strike is resolved will be used towards future relief efforts and community outreach.