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IFPTE Stands in Solidarity with UAW Striking Workers

WASHINGTON, DC – The officers of International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE), President Paul Shearon and Secretary-Treasurer Matt Biggs, released the following joint statement in response to the United Auto Workers (UAW) strike against General Motors (GM):

“On behalf of IFPTE’s 90,000 members, our union stands in Solidarity with the 45,000-plus UAW members who walked off the job on Sunday. It is appalling that General Motors, who is experiencing record profits and whose CEO earned $22 million dollars last year, expects these dedicated workers to accept health care and pension concessions while the corporate leaders laugh all the way to the bank. To make matters worse, the company is aiming to close at least two plants, which would destroy communities and leave workers out in the cold. General Motors has benefited handsomely from worker concessions during the auto collapse and from the tax dollars of working Americans, like the striking workers. This company needs to do the right thing by their employees.

“As these workers fight for job security, fair wages and benefits, IFPTE is proud to stand with the UAW members against the GM company’s corporate greed.”

These workers join fellow UAW members employed by Aramark janitorial services, who are also striking at GM locations in Michigan and Ohio. To learn the latest about the strike, visit the UAW webpage.

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