The United Auto Workers strike against the Big Three continues picking up steam, with the union expanding walkouts at all 38 parts distribution centers run by General Motors and Stellantis across 20 states.
Both President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump visited metro Detroit this week in a historic show of support for UAW workers. Meanwhile, negotiations between the UAW and the automakers have yet to produce a result.
LaShawn English, Region 1 director of the UAW – which oversees several counties including Lapeer, Macomb, Oakland and Wayne – joined Detroit Today this morning to discuss the current state of the strike, its political implications and how long it might continue.
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Guest: LaShawn English is the Region 1 director of the UAW, which oversees several counties, including Lapeer, Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne. English said it spoke volumes to American citizens that a sitting president would join the picket line in support of auto workers.
“This strike is not just about the auto workers. This strike is about all workers, and where we have fell so far behind,” she said. “It’s time that we do reward the American workers. They are the backbones – we are the strength of the country.”
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