Nice, good luck UAW. Take Space Karen down another peg.
Send him back to the Emerald Mines.
#tesla #uaw #unions
#WorkerRights #UAW #Tesla #BigThree #Fairness I strongly believe that all workers deserve fair wages and treatment. The UAW's efforts to unionize workers for a better future is admirable and I support their mission. #Unionize #LaborRights #OrganizedLabor #FightForFairness https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/7kxmjd/your-turn-united-auto-workers-launches-campaign-to-unionize-tesla
After the UAW won contracts with the Big Three, it's seeking to unionize 150,000 workers across a dozen companies including Tesla.
#Tesla #elonmusk #Union #UAW #Europe #EV #automakers
“We feel we are entitled to more. We deserve to be paid according to today’s standards.”
to paraphrase the president of #UAW, Sean Fain, billionaires like Jeff Bezos do not have a right to exist
That's 4 more years of the elite and powerful letting #COVID cull the population. None of our governments will go back to doing the right thing — the end of COVID protections PLUS the ongoing #gaslighting around it just like HIV / AIDS in the '80s and '90s — is making that loud and clear. Even the most holdout of nations are abandoning protections under the immense pressure of the U.S.A. to pretend that the world is normal. Don't underestimate my country's reality distortion field.
Stop showing up. It's time to flex that power so that at least politicians are reminded of who they serve, and where the wealth generation really happens, and how #billionaires will need to begin to redistribute that wealth lest we go from work stoppages to working on guillotine construction.
May Day 2028 General Strike
“If we’re going to truly take on the billionaire class and rebuild the economy so that it starts to work for the benefit of the many and not the few, then it’s important that we not only strike, but that we strike together.” - Fain #UAW
#Consumers Won't Pay More For #Cars Because Of #Union Auto Worker Salary Increases
Labor pay is just a tiny percentage of what it costs to build a car https://jalopnik.com/consumers-wont-pay-more-for-cars-because-of-auto-worker-1851035958 #UAW
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#USPolitics #Politics #UAW #UnionsStrikeBack #ShawnFain #Biden #LibertyAndBell #TurkeyPardon2023 #Inflation #Profiteering #CorporateProfits #CorporateLobbyists #SCOTUS #EthicsRules #FederalistSociety #TheSocietyForTheRuleOfLawInstitute #AntiMoneyLaundering #Cryptocurrency #Binance
November 21, 1945 - 200,000 members of the United Auto Workers went on strike against General Motors, the first major strike following World War II. The UAW’s demand for a 30% wage increase was based on the increase in the cost of living during the war (28% according to the Department of Labor), the wartime freeze on wages, and the cut in the average workweek with the disappearance of overtime pay in manufacturing.
Die US-amerikanische Automobilarbeitergewerschaft #unitedautoworkers hat einen großen Erfolg geschafft – bei den Big 3 der US-Automobilindustrie, das wird auch Konsequenzen für Unternehmen haben, in denen es keine Gewerkschaft gibt.
#strike #uaw #autoindustrie #automotive
On this day in 1945: UAW goes on strike against General Motors.
Wider consequences of UAW victories at the Big Three
Rising Wage Rates in Auto - Lawyers, Guns & Money
That's why #UAW president #ShawnFain is planning a general strike in 2028, calling on other unions "to align your contract expirations with our own" so that all the contracts come up for renegotiation at the same time:
Two Ford locals had voted down the agreement so far. GM has not commented on the ratification results. The agreements secure 27% general wage ...
A majority of United Auto Workers members at Stellantis NV have cast enough “yes” votes to approve a new four-and-a-half year deal, the second of three with Detroit automakers, accordin…#automotive #strike #uaw #unions
Auto strike: Stellantis-UAW deal has enough votes to ratify
United Auto Workers President Shawn Fain posed with UAW members as they strike the General Motors ... strike the General Motors Lansing Delta Assembly ...
With voting nearly complete, long-time workers should soon see pay rise by about 33%, while some newer workers and temps will see their pay more than double. Final tallies are expected this weekend.#Business #News #HomePageTopStories #stellantis #autos #Ford #UAW #GeneralMotors #Series:UAWvstheDetroitBig3automakers #libranet.de/search?tag=
Big 3 autoworkers vote 'yes' to historic UAW contracts
#Subaru to raise its #US plant worker #wages in light of #UAW Detroit deals
Benefits will be improved, too, as UAW plans organizing effort at non-#union plants. Subaru and other #nonunion #automakers in US have come under pressure to improve pay and benefits following record contracts achieved by UAW in late October, roughly six weeks after thousands of its members went on #strike. Other non-union automakers have also raised wages including #Toyota, #Honda and #Hyundai. https://www.autoblog.com/2023/11/16/subaru-to-raise-its-u-s-plant-worker-wages-in-light-of-uaw-detroit-deals/
Mit #Streiks die #Demokratie retten? In den #USA hat die Gewerkschaft United Auto Workers #UAW 30 Prozent mehr #Lohn erkämpft – und stärkt damit nicht nur die Mittelklasse. Ein Beitrag von Stephen Silvia im @IPGJournal.
General Motors, Ford and Stellantis workers ratify the agreement that ended the strike
The agreements are similar & raise the top wage for production workers 25%, to >$40 over 4½ years, from $32.
Unionized auto workers at General Motors have voted to ratify a new #contract, finalizing wage gains of at least 25% over the next four years, according to the #UAW's vote-ratification tracker.
<b>General</b> Motors becomes 1st of Detroit automakers to seal deal with unionized workers - WTVG
Workers said that longtime employees at GM were unhappy that they didn’t get larger pay raises like newer workers, and they wanted a bigger pension increase.#union #contract #voting #UAW #GMplants #pay #pension #autoworkersvote
General Motors becomes 1st of Detroit automakers to seal deal with unionized workers
Members of UAW Local 602, based in Lansing, have voted against a tentative agreement with General Motors.
Union members across the state are voting No to the tentative agreement from General Motors including Local 602 and Tuesday, Local 1753 held their vote and are unsure of what the outcome will be#GM #UAW #deltatownship #generalmotors #lansing #local652 #union #vote
Local UAW members vote against tentative agreement with GM
UAW Local 14 members reject tentative deal with GM, citing pensions and health care concerns
Previously: “I see people—young people—every day, wearing back braces, ankle braces. … They’re hurting, but they’re just trying to make it.”
The victory in the #UAW strike holds great promise for #workers in Texas, too ... https://www.texasobserver.org/uaws-historic-strike-win-has-huge-implications-for-texas-autoworkers?utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=audience
I'm not religious, but this is interesting relative to the United Auto Workers strike and Shawn Fain.
"... another Christian movement that’s changing our politics ...", #CNN
"The Social Gospel was a Christian movement that emerged in late 19th-century America as a response to the obscene levels of inequality in a rapidly industrializing country. Its adherents took on the exploitation of workers and unethical business practices of robber barons like oil magnate John D. Rockefeller, who, when once asked by a reporter how much money he needed to finally have enough, purportedly said, “Just a bit more.”
The Social Gospel turned religion into a weapon for economic and political reform. Its message: saving people from slums was just as important as saving them from hell. At its peak, the movement’s leaders supported campaigns for eight-hour workdays, the breaking up of corporate monopolies and the abolition of child labor."
#UAW president invites global unions to synchronize actions for collective strength.
New UAW contracts, providing substantial gains for workers, could inspire international interest, especially among non-union companies.
A recent strike against #Tesla in #Sweden marks the first global challenge to the company. The success of UAW contracts can be a pivotal step toward global economic #equality, challenging corporate giants and empowering the workers.
#BerkeleyLab #Scientists have elected to #Unionize under the #UAW joining thousands of post doctorate and grad students . This is the first known #national laboratory site, home to 16 previous #NobelPrizes , where top #researchers have entered a #union.
Honda joins Toyota in hiking pay after #UAW deals with Detroit Big Three Automakers
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Honda Motor will hike the pay of some U.S. employees by 11% following the United Auto Workers’ historic contract victories at its unionized Detroit competitors, according to a company memo. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/business/2023/11/11/companies/honda-autoworkers-pay-hike-us/?utm_content=buffer1f5b4&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #business #companies #carmakers #uaw #unions #hondamotor #wages
The Valley Labor Report - 32 hour livestream in support of BCTGM members in Memphis who have been on strike since June, and for the striking UAW members at Mack Trucks in Florida https://www.youtube.com/live/7h3Lei_kAlE
donation link: https://TVLR.FM/StrikeFundraiser
#Labor #strike #solidarity #UAW #BCTGM #tvlr
Put this on blast! [Gift article-no paywall, The Washington Post]: Biden and UAW chief celebrate rare rebirth of shuttered auto factory By Jeanne Whalen
President Biden and the UAW president said the autoworkers’ strike had pushed Stellantis to reinvest in the Illinois factory and promise thousands of new jobs.
After Elon Musk refused to sign a collective bargaining agreement, Swedish Tesla workers are on strike, and dock workers are refusing to let Teslas into the country in solidarity.
#Tesla #elonmusk #strike #teslas #Sweden #UAW
…the deal includes a 25% #wage increase, end of wage tiers, also a win back cost of living allowance for hourly and salaried.
UAW VPMike Booth says agreement has more wage increases than all bumps from the last 22 years combined.
An 11% wage increase was immediate at the ratification of the contract.
New from Editor-At-Large Gayle Reaves, a look at what the future could hold for a more organized #Texas: https://www.texasobserver.org/uaws-historic-strike-win-has-huge-implications-for-texas-autoworkers/
Ten Big Wins For Striking Union Workers
#unionsbenefiteverybody #uaw #unionsstrikeback
Like, accusing critics who panned the shitty-ass #PerryMason reboot of disrespecting veterans because the fictional Mason's back-story had him storming the beach on D-Day.
The pushback against corporate bullying is everywhere, and of course, the vanguard is the labor movement. Did you hear that the #UAW won their strike against the auto-makers, scoring raises for all workers based on the increases in the companies' CEO pay?
— Local plants throughout the Kansas City area weren't technically part of the UAW strikes, but the General Motors plant in Fairfax was idled.
Workers at the GM Fairfax plant are back now, but nearby businesses say normalcy is still weeks away, considering the plant workers make up a large number of their business.#AnnasBLDBistro #BlackFriday #GMFairfaxplant #KansasCity #KansasCityNews #UAW #idled #strike
Normalcy still weeks away for KCK businesses impacted by UAW strike
Tesla is the only major US automaker whose workers aren’t unionized. It’s time to change that.
Previous campaigns may have failed, but the UAW has momentum after its big wins against the Big Three automakers and Tesla is firmly in its sights. With Elon Musk’s reputation not commanding the power it once did, he may struggle to stop it.
Right after the #UAW won at the Big 3, #Toyota gave raises at their U.S. plants. But like union President Shawn Fain says:
"Toyota isn't giving out raises out of the goodness of their heart.
They did it now because the company knows we're coming for them."
Union workers get paid what they’re worth.
Non-union workers get screwed by #oligarchs.
Toyota to raise factory workers pay by 9% starting Jan 1st. That brings hourly pay up to $34.80.
Rising tide lifts all boats as they say.
Hey look at this
* #UAW Tells Other #Unions to Align Contracts to Set Up Possible National #GeneralStrike in 2028 https://www.404media.co/uaw-calls-on-workers-to-line-up-massive-general-strike-for-2028-to-defeat-billionaire-class/
* You Wanna Break Up With Your Bank? The #CFPB Wants to Help You Do It. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2023/10/you-wanna-break-your-bank-cfpb-wants-help-you-do-it
It is Wednesday, November 1st and Stuff has Happened.
The United Auto Workers have some tentative big wins. Also, a shooting that thankfully did not happen, a Republican plan for aid to Israel, a headline that I truly cannot believe exists, and a couple of small-time play premieres.
Today's newsletter: https://www.stuffkeepshappening.online/three-tentative-dubs/
Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0noR1OzDVZE
Listen to the podcast: https://rss.com/podcasts/stuffkeepshappening/1198248/
Toyota raises worker wages after UAW strike settlement
Toyota is raising the wages of its factory workers — all of them non-unionized — after the UAW strikes at General Motors, Ford and Stellantis culminated in pay hikes for unionized employees.
Why it matters: After reaching tentative deals with the Detroit Three, the UAW is setting its sights on organizing non-unionized automotive plants in the U.S. — with Toyota a possible target.
Driving the news: Toyota spokesman Scott Vazin confirmed Tuesday in an email to Axios that the automaker "did provide wage increases today" for workers at all of its U.S. plants.
Unions in the U.S. are winning big for the first time in decades, with workers getting record-breaking wage hikes this year thanks to strategic strikes and stunning contract wins. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/business/2023/11/01/companies/unions-winning-big/?utm_content=bufferf78a3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #business #companies #uaw #unions #shawnfain #kaiserpermanente #ups #writersguildofamerica #hollywood #fedex #ford #generalmotors #stellantis
The #UAW's "stand-up" strike led to historic agreements with #Stellantis, #Ford, and #GeneralMotors, signaling a shift towards a more assertive unionism. The deal includes reopening #Belvidere Assembly and a new EV battery plant, challenging management's control over investment decisions.
As #KevinDrum points out, the big initial wage increase doesn't *quite* recover from recent inflation losses but there are a lot of other benefits and it's so much better than the status quo ante.
On the United Auto Workers (UAW) strike against Detroit auto companies:
"The UAW was stunningly successful in achieving every one of their major objectives in these tentative agreements."
UAW strikes all poised to end, good writeup here:
#UAW #1u #strike #unions
President Biden began his remarks on his #AI executive order with robust statement of support for #UAW - "Before I begin, I want to explain why I was delayed a few minutes. I have just spoke with President Fain of the United Auto Workers ... they have reached a historic agreement!"
Good news to read.
After a six-werk strike, General Motors is the last Detroit automaker to reach a tentative contract agreement with the United Auto Workers.
cost of living increase +
bringing back jobs =
a big victory for the UAW.
A #labor expert has an overview of the 2 deals so far and what’s next.
The #UAW's Shawn Fain is delivering a masterclass in utilizing leverage. https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/uaw-strikes-gm-suv-assembly-propulsion-facility-tennessee-2023-10-28/
UAW reaches tentative deal with Chrysler parent Stellantis to end six-week strike.
AP Sources: Jeep maker Stellantis has reached a tentative contract agreement with the United Auto Workers union that follows a template set earlier this week by Ford #UAW https://apnews.com/article/d32cb38791730c4c92a8b2112c205e59
“According to the #UAW, the deal includes wage increases of 25% over four-and-a-half years and the return of a cost of living adjustment.
Included as well in the tentative deal is a three-year progression for full-time employees to the top wage, improvement to retirement benefits, and the right to strike over plant closures, which would mark a first for the #union. “
UAW and #Ford reach a tentative deal on a new contract : NPR https://www.npr.org/2023/10/25/1200787425/uaw-strike-deal-big-three-shawn-fain
Ford Motor Company reaches tentative agreement with the UAW after 41 days on strike, sources say.
#UAW, Ford Expected to Announce New Tentative Labor Deal - WSJ https://www.wsj.com/business/autos/ford-uaw-near-tentative-labor-deal-to-potentially-end-six-week-strike-at-the-automaker-8064a971 https://www.wsj.com/business/autos/ford-uaw-near-tentative-labor-deal-to-potentially-end-six-week-strike-at-the-automaker-8064a971?mod=latest_headlines
The outpourings of public support for striking entertainment industry workers were handwaved away as exceptions driven by the public's love of actors and writers. But that doesn't explain the strong, ongoing support for the #UAW in their strike against all of the Big Three automakers:
Bosses have always tried to smash worker power by dividing workers - by race, gender, or "skill" - but workers are workers and solidarity is the source of worker power.