As members of the United Auto Workers walked off the job today at the Stellantis facility in Plymouth and the GM facility right across the border in Hudson, Wisconsin as part of the national strike, Minnesota AFL-CIO President Bernie Burnham issued the following statement:
“UAW members on strike in the Twin Cities and across the nation are fighting for what everyone deserves: pay and benefits that support and sustain our families, safer workplaces, job security, and a dignified retirement.
“At a time of record profits, CEOs at the Big Three and far too many US corporations are giving themselves massive raises while worker pay fails to keep pace with inflation.
“Minnesota’s Labor Movement stands in full solidarity with UAW members and their families in this historic strike that will impact the future of all working Americans for years to come. We stand ready to support these workers in any way we can.”
On Tuesday, the Minnesota AFL-CIO Executive Board unanimously passed a resolution committing the state’s federation of unions to stand in solidarity with autoworkers every single day until they get the fair contract they so justly deserve.