Nearly 34,000 UAW members are participating in a strike against the Detroit Three automakers. The strike began on Sept. 15 with 13,000 workers. Ford, GM and Stellantis made a combined QUARTER-TRILLION DOLLARS in North American profits over the last decade. But UAW members never got their fair share. Autoworkers are standing up to raise standards at the Big Three and for every worker. We are asking you to support the fight against greedy bosses. Workers want a fair share of the wealth that they help to create.
In past talks, our union’s core demands were called the President’s Demands and they were often passed to the company behind closed doors. This year they’re the Members’ Demands. This is what we’re demanding at Ford, GM and Stellantis. UAW members are thinking big. The Big Three can afford it.
ELIMINATE TIERS – It’s wrong to make any worker second class. The Teamsters ended tiers at UPS. We’re ending them at the Big Three.
BIG WAGE INCREASES – We’re demanding double-digit pay raises. Big Three CEOs saw their pay spike 40 percent on average over the last four years. We know our members are worth the same and more.
RESTORE COLA – Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA) made sure the working class thrived for decades. It must be restored.
DEFINED BENEFIT PENSION FOR ALL WORKERS – All workers deserve the retirement security UAW members had for generations.
RE-ESTABLISH RETIREE MEDICAL BENEFITS – That’s just as essential as a solid pension.
RIGHT TO STRIKE OVER PLANT CLOSURES – The Big Three have closed 65 plants over the last 20 years. That’s devastated our hometowns. We must have the right to defend our communities.
WORKING FAMILY PROTECTION PROGRAM – This program keeps UAW members on the job and product in our plants. If companies try a shutdown, they’ll have to pay UAW members to do community-service work.
END ABUSE OF TEMP WORKERS – We are going to end the abuse of temps. Our fight at the Big Three is a fight for every worker.
MORE PAID TIME OFF TO BE WITH FAMILIES – Our members are working 60, 70, even 80 hours a week just to make ends meet. That’s not living. It’s barely surviving and it needs to stop.
SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE RETIREE PAY – We owe our retirees everything. They built these companies and they built our union.
The bosses think they can starve Unions out. Their hope is that the striking workers will become so desperate for money that they will have to give up their demands and return to work. Show them that Union workers will not break. Show them the strength that comes from Union Solidarity.
“This is our generation’s defining moment. What we win will set the standard not only for our members, but for the entire working class. This is our time to fight; for our families, for our communities, and for working people everywhere.” – Shawn Fain UAW President
If you are in able to, please donate to our collection drive for striking UAW workers. Collection boxes are located at our Local’s office and backstage at the Van Andel Arena.
Pull-ups of all sizes
Personal Hygiene Products
Coffee Cups with Lids
We will deliver all collected items to the striking workers.
Other Ways to Help
- Sign the “All In with UAW” online petition and share it on social media #StandUpUAW
- Find a picket line near you and walk the picket line.
- For those near Grand Rapids, remember the UAW also represents workers at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. You can walk the line at 86 Monroe St NW. It is conveniently located between our two busiest venues for those that want to drop in.
- Call 1-318-300-1249 to leave a message for the CEOs of Ford, GM, and Stellantis and tell them UAW members deserve the same 40% raise they got over the last four years
Union support has never been stronger. That’s because Americans know that when workers join together and fight for what they deserve, they’re unstoppable.