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LANSING, Mich. -- The UAW announced a strike this week impacting families, businesses and communities across the Mid-Michigan area. Area leaders voiced their support:
Congressional Candidate Curtis Hertel
Lansing, MI — Congressional Candidate in Michigan’s 7th District, Curtis Hertel, has released the following statement regarding the current UAW strike.
“I am proud to stand in solidarity with UAW and Michigan auto workers in the fight for a fair contract. I strongly support the rights of workers to collectively bargain for a livable wage, job security, health care and retirement benefits.
The modern-day labor movement was founded in Michigan when workers banded together to fight for safer working conditions and better pay. Michigan is well poised for the auto jobs of tomorrow. But that only matters if the men and women working in those plants can afford to raise a family, share in the success, and can retire with dignity. I think it’s time for the Big Three auto companies to come to the table as good faith actors and strike a deal with their UAW workers.”
State Senator Sarah Anthony
"Standing in solidarity with UAW International Union workers striking in Michigan and across the country today. I come from a union household, and I support the workers striking today for better pay, benefits, and working conditions."
U.S. Representative Elissa Slotkin
"I stand with the men and women of the UAW who are doing the most American thing you can do: fighting to make sure a hard day’s work means a good life for you and your family. For the last two years, we’ve passed bills to incentivize American manufacturing and bring supply chains home from places like China. But the companies that benefit from these policies need to do right by the workers who make their success possible.
I’m looking forward to joining our auto workers on the picket line this weekend. For the sake of Michigan’s economy and our working families, I hope this strike is short-lived. As someone who used to negotiate international agreements, I know that no one should let the perfect be the enemy of the good. I hope the UAW and the Big Three continue to negotiate in good faith to reach a fair agreement as quickly as possible."
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