Yesterday, our 2023 UAW-GM National Negotiators, UAW President Shawn Fain and Vice President Mike Booth opened bargaining with top leadership of General Motors. The collective agreement between the UAW and General Motors is set to expire September 14 at 11:59pm. This agreement covers nearly 50,000 proud UAW Members.
Ed Smith, chairperson of the 2023 National Negotiators, said, “There is an excitement among the Members. We are ready to get into the negotiations.”
UAW President Shawn Fain spoke of the need to eliminate the wage progression, the responsibility of corporations to pay workers a living wage, the negative effects of plant closures, and the need for a just transition to electric vehicles. President Fain also informed the company: “September 14, 2023, is not a suggestion, it is a deadline.”
Vice President Mike Booth, Director of the UAW-GM Department, said, “The 2023 National Negotiations has the potential of being a defining moment in the labor movement for years to come. We are looking forward to these negotiations.”
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