Workers at Ventra's plant in central Michigan voted down a UAW backed contract by 95 percent and are pressing to strike.
Will Lehman, a Mack Trucks worker who is running for president of the United Auto Workers union, called for support to Ventra and GM Subsystems workers who are facing attacks on their pay and conditions.
In his video statement announcing the campaign, Lehman stressed that he was calling for an end to the UAW bureaucracy and fighting to develop a movement of rank-and-file workers in the US and in other countries.
A former Caterpillar worker in the Peoria, Illinois area spoke out against the company's unsafe working conditions, punitive treatment by management and the indifference of the UAW.
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Deere & Company has announced plans to shift some production from Waterloo, Iowa to a facility in Mexico following a highly favorable second-quarter profit report.
Deere’s earnings and increased projections for 2022 confirm once more that Deere management and the union lied to workers when they told them nothing more could be won in their strike.
The election of May to the Ford board of directors has drawn favorable notice from business analysts due to his confrontational stance against Deere workers.
“The same issues before seem worse now”
Workers have said the company and UAW are indifferent to the ongoing spread of COVID-19, which is surging in the Midwest.
At all Dana plants, the company is violating the terms of the contract and the unions are letting them do it. While the violations differ at each plant, our response at all plants must be the same: we must unite and take action ourselves, or things will only get worse.
Inflation hitting Dana auto parts workers “like a train”
Five months have passed since the United Auto Workers (UAW) and United Steelworkers (USW) rammed through a sellout contract for 3,500 Dana auto parts workers across the US, and workers are livid over the fact that the unions are allowing the company to violate the so-called “contract” without consequence.
4 months after UAW/USW sellout contract, auto parts maker Dana Inc. reports massive boost to profits in 2021
Auto parts maker Dana Incorporated made $244 million in pretax earnings, a 492 percent increase from 2020, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
John Saraceno passed away under unknown circumstances on January 31 while working at the auto parts maker’s Fort Wayne, Indiana, plant.
Volvo workers now live under a UAW-imposed contract whose “pay raises” are being devoured by runaway inflation.
Volvo worker describes conditions at Volvo New River Valley Plant after UAW betrayed five-week strike
Workers at the plant still have not received copies of the contract, and are discovering loopholes that are cheating them out of holiday pay.
This lecture was delivered at the Socialist Equality Party (US) 2021 summer school, held August 1 through August 6, by Marcus Day, a writer for the World Socialist Web Site .
“Over the years I kept seeing people I knew get killed and I came to ask myself, ‘Who benefits?’”
Sean, a US Army veteran in his mid-30s, spoke to the WSWS about the fall of Kabul.
The Autoworkers Rank-and-File Committee calls for the shutdown of auto plants and nonessential production, with full compensation to workers, until the virus is contained and workers aided by scientists determine it safe to return.
We are no longer prepared to accept the systematic sellout of our jobs and the constant deterioration of our wages and working conditions without a fight.
Mack Trucks workers must not let the company and UAW off the hook for letting the coronavirus run rampant throughout our community
The Deere Strike Rank-and-File Solidarity Committee calls on all working people to come to the defense of the strike by 10,000 John Deere workers, which the United Auto Workers union is seeking to shut down and betray.
The “No” vote by John Deere workers shows Dana workers must overturn the illegitimate UAW-USW-Dana contract!
Now is the time for Dana workers to join Deere workers and all auto workers to overturn the fraudulent contracts signed by the UAW in recent months and years.
Volvo workers issue statement: “Where we are, what we’ve gone through and what’s next in our struggle”
This statement was issued by Volvo workers as they begin to return to work at the New River Valley plant today, following the UAW’s betrayal of a more than month-long strike last week.
Indiana auto parts workers join calls for four-week shutdown of the auto industry with pay to stop the spread of the virus
Faureica auto parts workers in Columbus, Indiana, are angry about the cover-up of a serious outbreak of coronavirus at the Gladstone plant.
The Sterling Heights Assembly Rank-and-File Safety Committee calls on autoworkers to oppose the impending imposition of a 12-hour 7-day (12/7) work rotation at the plant.
Autoworkers are being deprived of the most basic information about the spread of infections in their workplaces.
The WSWS Autoworker Newsletter is assisting autoworkers in the building of a network of interconnected rank-and-file committees, connected with educators, Amazon workers, and workers in other key sections of industry.
Fill out this form to be contacted by someone from the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter and the Socialist Equality Party about joining the committee nearest you. If a committee at your workplace does not exist, we will help you build one.
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.
Far from bringing a dawn of “union democracy” to Mexico, the AFL-CIO and the Biden administration are invoking the “labor reform” provisions of the United States-Mexico-Canada trade deal in an attempt to suppress the growing influence of socialist internationalism via the World Socialist Web Site.
José Luis H., who worked in the plant’s car body area, was the last confirmed death, on December 19. The plant’s Human Resources manager, who had overseen the firing of workers for challenging the lack of protections against COVID-19, also died earlier this month.
After 26 years working for GM, Sergio Contreras was fired after he quarantined, challenging the efforts of the corporation to cover up COVID-19 outbreaks and continue production.
The coverup of COVID-19 cases by GM and hundreds of manufacturing companies across Mexico is not only sanctioned by the López Obrador government, it is part of an official policy of under-reporting cases.
Asked about how workers should respond across North America, a worker said: “Through a strike protest to demand no reopening until it’s safe and the virus has been eradicated.”