September 22, 2023

Duckworth Statement on UAW Workers’ Strike


[WASHINGTON, DC] – U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) issued the following statement after United Auto Workers (UAW) announced their strike against General Motors, Stellantis and Ford:

“For years, auto executive wages have skyrocketed while raking in billions in corporate profits, but the workers on the assembly line actually creating those profits have been asked to sacrifice their own pay while seeing their plants shuttered and communities devastated. United Auto Workers is fighting for a fair, living wage—as well as better conditions—for workers and I stand with them as they stand up for America’s working families. I’ll always defend workers’ rights to collectively bargain for better pay, benefits and working conditions, and I hope negotiations result in an agreement soon.”