As anger simmers among plant workers over the 2023 contract betrayal the UAW local at KTP is attempting a militant pose by talk of a strike Thursday.
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Volkswagen Brazil’s president pointed to union suppression of opposition as the decisive factor in the “largest post-pandemic investment by an automaker in the country.”
The interests of workers were not on the ballot, with the election limited to which faction of the bureaucracy gets to continue profiteering from dues money.
Stellantis made $20 billion in 2023, as media reports temps will get no profit-sharing checks under UAW deal
The record profits come off the backs of workers who have been greeted by a wave of mass firings and layoffs in 2024.
Workers want to join the walkout, but we have to develop the means to overrule the biggest strikebreakers of all—Fain and the rest of the UAW bureaucracy.
In every sector, in the US and in other countries, the union apparatuses are completely committed to suppressing workers’ opposition and preventing a unified struggle.
The official total reported for the assets of the UAW strike fund is a gross understatement of the financial wealth controlled by the union apparatus.
Judging by the response of the UAW bureaucracy and corporate media to Joe Biden’s brief visit to a UAW picket line in Michigan Tuesday, the president and former Delaware senator has transformed himself overnight from a longtime representative of the corporations into the greatest champion of the working class since Karl Marx himself.
What is being prepared is not a contract, it is a death warrant for hundreds of thousands of auto jobs in North America and millions around the world.
A warning to autoworkers: Why the Fain administration is promoting former UAW President Douglas Fraser
Fraser, who was president of the United Auto Workers union from 1977 to 1983, oversaw the destruction of 57,000 Chrysler jobs and cuts in annual wages of the equivalent of nearly $40,000 per worker in today’s terms.
If the UAW bureaucracy retains control over the contract process, it will once again be led to defeat. But if workers organize themselves and take the reins of their fight, the immense strength of the working class can be unleashed.
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“The attack on the SEP members is an attack on the international working class”: Will Lehman defends Socialist Equality Party in Sri Lanka
William Lehman, the Pennsylvania Mack Trucks worker and socialist candidate for UAW president in last year’s election, issued the following statement defending the Socialist Equality Party in Sri Lanka.
Massive international response to Will Lehman Tik Tok video calling on workers to take action to stop genocide in Gaza
The video posted Sunday calls for the working class to intervene and stop Israel’s murderous assault on Palestinians in Gaza.
Any serious examination of the UAW contracts’ terms reveal that they are a continuation of the corporations’ class war against workers.
Will Lehman challenges Biden administration’s refusal to investigate voter suppression in the UAW elections
Attorneys for Will Lehman filed a motion in Michigan federal court last week seeking to reverse the purported “dismissal” of his election complaint by the Biden administration.
The unions are seeking to divide North American auto workers, facilitating moves by the companies to offset the impact of any strike action.
The AFL-CIO and US government imposed a so-called “independent” union at the GM Silao factory that has acted no differently from the corrupt charro unions, according to six workers used in the process and then “thrown into the trash.”
Deeply stirred by the accident, active and former workers of the Silao plant reached out to the World Socialist Web Site to register their anger, describe safety concerns and condemn the new and so-called Independent Union (SINTTIA) for its bankrupt response.
“If we had not struck, the union would have done nothing”
Thousands walk out in Matamoros as Mexican government lets corporations continue production during pandemic
A year after wildcat strikes involving 70,000 workers, the maquiladora workers in Matamoros are leading the fight against the dangers workers face from Covid-19.
The claim that the victory of SINTTIA in the vote by Silao workers represents at step forward is belied by the support it received from the corrupt, pro-management US union bureaucracy and the Biden administration.