Press Release

Working People Stand with UAW

Statement from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on UAW’s strike against General Motors:

As our UAW brothers and sisters prepare to walk the picket line, the 12.5 million working people of the AFL-CIO are ready to march alongside them.

Calling a strike is a deeply difficult decision and always a measure of last resort. This is a fight to win dignity for the 46,000 auto workers who have delivered their bosses record-breaking profits for years. We will have their backs every day until they win the respect and security that they deserve.

Contact: John Weber (202) 637-5018