The conflict between striking American auto workers and major manufacturers is growing. General Motors and Ford they announced today the layoff of 500 employees Justification as a result of Consequences of mobilization. The strike called United Auto Workers (UAW) it started last year September 15th in three strategic plants of major US companies Stellantis, GM and Ford. Mobilization is structured to “escalate” over time. At first about 10,000 workers stopped, now they are already there 25 thousand totaling over 100,000.
The demands are ambitious, salary increases of 40% and working hours reduced by 30%, but the bill is presented to three groups that have done so in recent years Hundreds of billions of dollars useful and that have brought a lot the salaries of their managers and the money is distributed to shareholders. The three CEOs have salaries close to 30 million dollars, much more than the top management of many European or Asian competitors. The president also supported the workers’ demands Joe Biden (alongside former Barack Obama), who appeared on a picket line last year for the first time in White House history. Part of the presidential election campaign also revolves around this dispute. By some estimates, production slowdowns have already caused $4 billion in damages.
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