Tuesday, September 17, 2019
TKC MUST READ!!! JACKSON COUNTY DEMOCRATS STAND UP FOR UAW STRIKE!!!
Right now GM & The White House are denying reports that Prez Trump will get in the game and settle the strike.
There's word this American collective bargaining crisis could cost GM $100-MILLION a day.
Our favorite reporting from a national perspective . . .
VICE: 'Nobody Wins in a Strike': Inside the Historic, Painful GM Walkout - "When push comes to shove, GM doesn’t give a f*ck if you’re a Republican or Democrat."
Accordingly, as promised HERE'S A LOOK AT THE START OF KANSAS CITY POLITICOS OFFERING THEIR SUPPORT FOR THE STRIKE which makes sense given that union cash is a big part of the local election game.
Jackson County Democrats: What the UAW - GM Strike Means for Missouri
There are two General Motors plants in the region affected by the United Auto Workers' strike which began this week after talks went nowhere between the union and GM management: the Fairfax plant in Kansas City Kansas and the Wentzville plant just west of St. Louis.
50,000 UAW bothers and sisters entered in solidarity into a strike Monday including over 2,000 in Fairfax and 4,500 in Wentzville.
“What [the strike] means for our members and a lot of Missouri workers is the UAW decided to draw a line in the sand for better wages and benefits for our members,” Glenn Kage, president of the Local 2250, told The Missouri Times. “General Motors is making record profits, and they can’t do so without the hard work of our members who have earned pay increases, earned better benefits, earned for our temporary workers to be converted to permanent workers, earned job protections.”
“General Motors opened a plant in Mexico. … What does that do for Missouri workers, that’s the question,” Kage said.
Over the weekend, the UAW Local 31 (which covers the Kansas City area) President said they've been working below what they should be to help the company get out of the hole.
GM was on the brink of bankruptcy a decade ago and had to be bailed out by the federal government. Employees said they were also part of the solution.
"It's common knowledge General Motors was in some trouble a few years back," said Clarence Brown, UAW Local 31 president.
"We gave up a lot to help them get back for they are, and we got to continue that to best help them get the position they are in now. We have not, as far as I'm concerned, received compensation for what we have done pulled them out that gutter."
Jackson County Democrats have long stood with labor unions and working families especially when it comes to collective bargaining and earning a living wage. We know the Republican party in Missouri have served as a tool for union busting owners and many in their legislative caucus, along with their wealthy donors, can't want for the next opportunity to make Missouri a Right to Work state again.
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