UAW strike hits close to home

The United Auto Workers union strike is no longer states away from Oklahoma….it’s next door.

The strike against General Motors Arlington Assembly plant in Texas was started Tuesday morning as 5,000 union workers walked off the job, joining nearly 45,000 other membes on the picket lines.

The expansion means GM’s Chevy Tahoe,Chevy Suburban, GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade are now affected by the picketing. It also came several hours after GM reported third quarter earnings, which grew last quarter despite the strike. General Motors said they lost $200 million during the first two weeks of the strike.

“Another record quarter, another record year. As we’ve said for months: record profits equal record contracts. It’s time GM workers, and the whole working class, get their fair share,” said UAW President Shawn Fain.

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