Auto Giant Capitalists Buckle Thanks to UAW Strike

The last hold-out of the big three auto manufacturers, Ford, caved in to the UAW union completing the union victory sweep.

Among the many new changes include the reopening of the idled Belvidere plant and the inclusion of battery plant workers in any new negotiations. At the beginning of the strike both these demands were considered “off the table”. Thanks to the young union leadership the demands were first put on the table and then won by the union. This article has lots of detail about what has been won.

Read in Labor Notes 

About Bruce Lerro

Bruce Lerro has taught for 25 years as an adjunct college professor of psychology at Golden Gate University, Dominican University and Diablo Valley College. He has applied a Vygotskian socio-historical perspective to his five books: "From Earth-Spirits to Sky-Gods: the Socio-ecological Origins of Monotheism, Individualism and Hyper-Abstract Reasoning", "Power in Eden: The Emergence of Gender Hierarchies in the Ancient World" (co-authored with Christopher Chase-Dunn), "Social Change: Globalization from the Stone Age to the Present", "Lucifer's Labyrinth: Individualism, Hyper-Abstract Thinking and the Process of Becoming Civilized", and "The Magickal Enchantment of Materialism: Why Marxists Need Neopaganism". He is also a representational artist specializing in pen-and-ink drawings. Bruce is a libertarian communist and lives in Olympia, WA.

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