UAW Local 22 President On General Motors Strike: 'We Need Job Security' | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC 1

UAW Local 22 President On General Motors Strike: ‘We Need Job Security’ | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

 

As auto workers from the United Automobile Workers begin their strike against General Motors, UAW Local 22 President Wiley Turnage explains why the workers are protesting. Aired on 09/16/19.
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UAW Local 22 President On General Motors Strike: 'We Need Job Security' | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

42 comments

  1. wait didnt mr trump say the car making industry was doing really well… lmao. love watching usa industry collapse, when it6 was them who voted for him lol

    1. @SPZ Aruba I was talking about after taxes. But take into account our NHS we get more wayyy more than you. Free healthcare (for the tiny amount we pay a month) the amount t I pay a month doesnt cover a quarter of my meds lol so yes we still get paid more with taxes 🙂 and yes we pay more for cost of living cos the food and drink is also better quality not bleached or steroids

  2. This is what matters

    General Motors CEO Mary Barra took home slightly less in 2018 than the previous year, but remains one of the 20 highest-paid CEOs in America.

    For 2018, Barra’s total compensation was $21.87 million — about 281 times as much as GM’s median employee’s compensation of $77,849, according to figures the company released Thursday. In 2017, Barra was compensated $21.96 million.

    1. And if she was paid 5 million instead of 21.87 what would that change?????? What if she was paid 100,000? Are you going to divide up the difference among how many workers in the US? Those typical talking points are a giant joke when you use just a little tiny bit of your brain.

      If these workers want a larger piece of the pie they can simply buy GM stock and become a shareholder. Then they will realize just how fragile automotive companies really are. They already have excellent wages and excellent health care compared to the vast majority of manufacturing workers. You can only squeeze so much blood from a turnip.

  3. The weakening of Unions is a tragic American story and helped put Our Country on the path to ruin! Sadly many people have been fooled by the dishonest rhetoric from the 1%’ers. Unions are what led to a vibrant middle class and Fair wages and the 40 hour work week. Labor laws ended child labor and discrimination yet many people turned against Labor Unions.
    As my Union weakened in the 80’s we suffered job reductions and lost wages.
    The time to rise up against Big Business and Government Corruption is Long Overdue. The Movement will succeed or we All fail!
    Respect for Labor!

    1. Unions also limited work weeks to 5 days 40 hours, or you get paid overtime. Unions also got a ton of safety procedures enacted. Nothing is all good or all bad, but someone will always corrupt any system, it’s what humans are best at is challenging the norms.

    2. @Some Person They started for good reasons no doubt, but corruption and decadence has destroyed unions in this country.

    3. @paulie walnuts then you should look into your states labor laws. In mine it’s time and a half pay for 40-60 hours, double pay for 60+ hours a week…

  4. Hi Steph..
    Exceptional reporting, Steph..
    Keep on digging, Steph..
    Patience democrats, patience..
    Ann, “struck.” .
    Me, “striked.”.

  5. Gm CEO Earned!!!!! Not made they said earned!!!!! $22,000,000?????? In 2018 GM on strike! How will that effect honda&toyota sells?

  6. I don’t know why the people should fear the government and the corporations when voicing their demands. Workers have far more influence on the economy and should make the oligarchy know that we’re not afraid to demand a deal.

  7. Capitalists steal prosperity from the working class. Laborers built towering cities and then stand on the outside not enjoying the benefits.
    FIGHT! FIGHT IN SOLIDARITY!!

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