Breaking Update: Senator Tammy Baldwin will join UAW Local 75 workers on the UAW Stand Up Strike picket line at 3280 S. Clement Ave, Milwaukee this Thursday, October 12 at 11:30 am. Click here for additional details and join Senator Baldwin and UAW Local 75 workers on the picket line.
Using a rolling strike strategy that grows over time, UAW members across the country are striking for a fair contract at the Big Three automakers of Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis (formerly Chrysler). UAW workers are asking for a fair contract that ends disparate pay tiers and protects job security. Called the Stand up Strike, this historic fight isn’t just about autoworkers and their families, this is about creating a future where we can all prosper.
The Stand Up Strike: At midnight on September 15, 2023, over 12,000 UAW members walked off the job at General Motor’s Wentzville Missouri plant, Ford’s Wayne Michigan Assembly plant, and Stellantis’ Toledo Ohio Assembly complex. This marked the first time in UAW history that union workers struck all three of the Big Three automakers at the same time. On September 22, the Stand Up Strike expanded to 38 GM and Stellantis parts and distribution locations across 20 states, including two locations in Wisconsin. On September 29, seven thousand more UAW members answered the call to strike for economic justice at the Big Three as the UAW Stand Up Strike expanded to two additional plants: UAW Local 551, Ford’s Chicago Assembly Plant and UAW Local 602, Lansing Delta Township. On October 6, due to progress being made at the bargaining table, no additional UAW workers went on strike.
Support Wisconsin UAW Families. Our brothers and sisters of UAW Local 722 who work at the GM parts distribution facility in Hudson and our brothers and sisters of UAW Local 75 who work at the Stellantis Mopar parts center in Bay View, Milwaukee have now been on strike for over two weeks. Join them on the picket line in solidarity.
- In Hudson, join UAW 722 members on strike at the General Motors Hudson Parts Distribution Center, 2200 Willis Miller Drive. This is a 24-hour picket line.
- In Milwaukee, join UAW Local 75 members on strike at the Stellantis Mopar parts facility at 3280 S. Clement Ave in Bay View, from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Weekends, 8:00 am – 12:00pm.
Randy Stegner, a UAW Local 75 member who has worked at the Stellantis Mopar parts facility in Bay View for 19 years, explained why UAW workers are striking for a better contract.
“Wages haven’t kept up with the cost of living. We need a fair contract, especially for people who are starting out now, starting at lower wages. No one should be working next to a person making different money.”
“The outpouring of support from the community has been overwhelming,” continued Stegner. “People have joined the line, dropped off donations, honked as they drive past. It’s been great to feel that solidarity.”
UAW members are fighting for all of us. The Big Three have made a quarter-trillion dollars in profits in the past decade. Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis can more than afford to increase workers’ wages, end pay tiers, restore COLA, and ensure job security for the future of the auto industry. When working people stand together, we have the collective power to demand respect and fairness on the job.
Show your support. Stand with UAW workers fighting for fairness at the Big Three. Join Wisconsin UAW workers on the picket line in Milwaukee and Hudson.