Auto Industry

With 23 UAW Members Dead, UAW Halts Big 3 Reopening Next Week

General Motors wants workers to get back on the assembly line, but workers and the UAW say it’s too soon. The move by the UAW to slow down production at GM could have ripple effects throughout the U.S. economy as other manufacturers may follow their lead.

U.S. Automakers Shut Down After Wildcat Strikes

On Wednesday, the Big Three automakers announced they are closing all plants in the U.S. Managers presented this as a voluntary decision. In reality, it was a reaction to spontaneous strikes by auto workers. Auto workers around the world have been going on strike to protect their health and safety.

Building Power at the Point of Production

Many people on the Left believe that the United States is “deindustrialized.” In fact, the US has the world’s second largest manufacturing industry. In this guest post, a factory worker from Los Angeles argues that the Left needs to be part of the industrial proletariat. 

Wildcat Strike at UCSC Enters Second Week

The graduate students of the University of California, Santa Cruz are teaching an end-of-semester lesson on the art of the wild-cat strike by fighting the boss and the union bureaucracy. Not a grade will be submitted until the university submits to giving the graduate students what they deserve.

GM Strike at the Crossroads: the Strength is in the Picket Lines

Almost 50,000 striking UAW members at General Motors may return to work in the next few days, but much is uncertain. Does the (still secret) Tentative Agreement between GM and the union represent the type of gains workers have sacrificed so much for over the last month? Or will the agreement represent yet another bureaucratic sell-out?

GM Workers Need International Unity

The strike at General Motors in the U.S. is entering its third week. GM is a global corporation that employs workers in 140 countries. International strikes are necessary to win real gains.