Nearly 50,000 Auto Workers Strike Against GM | All In | MSNBC


>>>TODAY IS DAY ONE OF THE>>>TODAY IS DAY ONE OF THE BIGGEST NATIONWIDE STRIKE IN 12 BIGGEST NATIONWIDE STRIKE IN 12 YEARS. YEARS. AT MIDNIGHT CLOSE TO 50,000 AT MIDNIGHT CLOSE TO 50,000 MEMBERS OF THE UNITED AUTO MEMBERS OF THE UNITED AUTO WORKERS HIT PICKET LINES AGAINST WORKERS HIT PICKET LINES AGAINST GENERAL MOTORS. GENERAL MOTORS. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS POINTS OUT THE ASSOCIATED PRESS POINTS OUT WORKERS SHUT DOWN 33 WORKERS SHUT DOWN 33 MANUFACTURING PLANTS IN NINE MANUFACTURING PLANTS IN NINE STATES ACROSS THE U.S. AS WELL STATES ACROSS THE U.S. AS WELL AS 22 PARTS DISTRIBUTION AS 22 PARTS DISTRIBUTION WAREHOUSES. WAREHOUSES. THE LAST TIME GM WENT ON STRIKE THE LAST TIME GM WENT ON STRIKE WAS BACK IN 2007 BEFORE THE WAS BACK IN 2007 BEFORE THE FINANCIAL CRISIS AND THE FINANCIAL CRISIS AND THE BAILOUT. BAILOUT. THIS TIME AROUND THE UNION SAYS THIS TIME AROUND THE UNION SAYS A STRIKE COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED A STRIKE COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED HAD GM MADE THEIR LATEST OFFER HAD GM MADE THEIR LATEST OFFER SOONER. SOONER. THE CAR MAKER WANTS MORE HEALTH THE CAR MAKER WANTS MORE HEALTH CARE COSTS WHILE THEY’RE PUSHING CARE COSTS WHILE THEY’RE PUSHING FOR PAY RAISES AND TO REOPEN FOR PAY RAISES AND TO REOPEN CLOSED PLANTS LIKE THE ONE IN CLOSED PLANTS LIKE THE ONE IN WARDSTOWN, OHIO. WARDSTOWN, OHIO. AS OF 5:00 THIS EVENING A AS OF 5:00 THIS EVENING A SPOKESPERSON SAID ONLY 2% OF THE SPOKESPERSON SAID ONLY 2% OF THE CONTRACT TERMS HAD BEEN AGREED CONTRACT TERMS HAD BEEN AGREED UPON. UPON. QUOTE, WE HAVE 98% OF THE QUOTE, WE HAVE 98% OF THE AGREEMENT TO GO, IT’S GOING TO AGREEMENT TO GO, IT’S GOING TO TAKE A WHILE. TAKE A WHILE. ONE OF THE PLACES AFFECTED BY ONE OF THE PLACES AFFECTED BY THE STRIKE IS FLINT, MICHIGAN. THE STRIKE IS FLINT, MICHIGAN. MORE THAN 1200 WORKERS WALKED MORE THAN 1200 WORKERS WALKED OFF THE JOB. OFF THE JOB. MICHAEL MOORE, ACADEMY AWARD MICHAEL MOORE, ACADEMY AWARD WINNING FILMMAKER “ROGER AND ME” WINNING FILMMAKER “ROGER AND ME” ABOUT THE PLANT CLOSING IN ABOUT THE PLANT CLOSING IN FLINT, MICHIGAN. FLINT, MICHIGAN. WELCOME. WELCOME.>>THANKS FOR HAVING ME HERE.>>THANKS FOR HAVING ME HERE.>>IT’S A VERY BIG STRIKE.>>IT’S A VERY BIG STRIKE. LABOR ACTIONS THIS SIZE IS NOT LABOR ACTIONS THIS SIZE IS NOT THAT COMMON OUTSIDE OF THE THAT COMMON OUTSIDE OF THE TEACHER UPRISING. TEACHER UPRISING. WHAT DO YOU THINK SORT OF WHAT DO YOU THINK SORT OF AMERICANS WATCHING THIS HAPPEN AMERICANS WATCHING THIS HAPPEN SHOULD THINK ABOUT, KNOW ABOUT. SHOULD THINK ABOUT, KNOW ABOUT.>>LET’S GIVE CREDIT TO THE>>LET’S GIVE CREDIT TO THE TEACHERS. TEACHERS. COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, WEST COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, WEST VIRGINIA, THEY STARTED THIS. VIRGINIA, THEY STARTED THIS. AND I THINK PEOPLE WATCHED THOSE AND I THINK PEOPLE WATCHED THOSE STRIKES IN OTHER STATES AND STRIKES IN OTHER STATES AND THOUGHT, YEAH, WHY AREN’T WE THOUGHT, YEAH, WHY AREN’T WE USING THE POWER THAT WE HAVE? USING THE POWER THAT WE HAVE? THERE’S ALL THESE GIVEBACKS, WE THERE’S ALL THESE GIVEBACKS, WE HAVE TO CUT OUR WAGES, GIVE BACK HAVE TO CUT OUR WAGES, GIVE BACK OUR HEALTH BENEFITS OR WE HAVE OUR HEALTH BENEFITS OR WE HAVE TO PAY MORE. TO PAY MORE. WE HAVE THE DEDUCTIBLES. WE HAVE THE DEDUCTIBLES. WHEN THEY HAVE THE DEBATE, THEY WHEN THEY HAVE THE DEBATE, THEY TALK ABOUT PEOPLE WANT TO KEEP TALK ABOUT PEOPLE WANT TO KEEP THEIR HEALTH INSURANCE. THEIR HEALTH INSURANCE. YOU KNOW, NO. YOU KNOW, NO. WHICH CANDIDATE, I FORGOT WHO WHICH CANDIDATE, I FORGOT WHO SAID IT, THEY DON’T LIKE THEIR SAID IT, THEY DON’T LIKE THEIR PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANIES AND THIS IS A GOOD COMPANIES AND THIS IS A GOOD EXAMPLE OF HOW YOU HAVE PRIVATE EXAMPLE OF HOW YOU HAVE PRIVATE INSURANCE UNTIL THE COMPANY INSURANCE UNTIL THE COMPANY DECIDES, YEAH, YOU KNOW WHAT? DECIDES, YEAH, YOU KNOW WHAT? WE DON’T REALLY WANT TO PAY THAT WE DON’T REALLY WANT TO PAY THAT MUCH. MUCH.>>OR YOU SHOULD PAY MORE.>>OR YOU SHOULD PAY MORE.>>OR YOU SHOULD PAY MORE.>>OR YOU SHOULD PAY MORE.>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT.>>OR YOU’VE GOT TO WORK THIS>>OR YOU’VE GOT TO WORK THIS MANY EXTRA DAYS OR MONTHS BEFORE MANY EXTRA DAYS OR MONTHS BEFORE YOU HAVE FULL BENEFITS, ET YOU HAVE FULL BENEFITS, ET CETERA, ET CETERA. CETERA, ET CETERA. AND YOU SEE THAT YOU ARE — THE AND YOU SEE THAT YOU ARE — THE SYSTEM, IF WE KEEP THE SYSTEM WE SYSTEM, IF WE KEEP THE SYSTEM WE HAVE, WE WILL BE DEBEHOLDEN TO HAVE, WE WILL BE DEBEHOLDEN TO THAT 1%. THAT 1%. THAT’S WHY IT HAS TO CHANGE FOR THAT’S WHY IT HAS TO CHANGE FOR THIS ELECTION. THIS ELECTION. I’M PERSONALLY HONORED AND PROUD I’M PERSONALLY HONORED AND PROUD THAT THIS IS HAPPENING WITH THAT THIS IS HAPPENING WITH GENERAL MOTORS AND WITH THE UAW. GENERAL MOTORS AND WITH THE UAW. MY NKLE WAS IN THE CITYSITCITYS MY NKLE WAS IN THE CITYSITCITYS UNCLE WAS IN THE SITDOWN STRIKE UNCLE WAS IN THE SITDOWN STRIKE THAT FOUNDED THE UAW. THAT FOUNDED THE UAW. MY FAMILY HAS BEEN PART OF THIS MY FAMILY HAS BEEN PART OF THIS FOR A LONG TIME. FOR A LONG TIME.>>YOU TALKED ABOUT THE>>YOU TALKED ABOUT THE TEACHERS. TEACHERS. IN 2018 THERE WERE 20 MAJOR WORK IN 2018 THERE WERE 20 MAJOR WORK STOP PAGES INVOLVING 485,000 STOP PAGES INVOLVING 485,000 WORKERS. WORKERS. THAT’S THE HIGHEST NUMBER SINCE THAT’S THE HIGHEST NUMBER SINCE 1986, IN 22 YEARS. 1986, IN 22 YEARS. THIS CHART TO ME TELLS ME A LOT THIS CHART TO ME TELLS ME A LOT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE BALANCE OF POWER BETWEEN OWNERS BALANCE OF POWER BETWEEN OWNERS AND WORKERS, RIGHT? AND WORKERS, RIGHT?>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT.>>THOSE ARE STRIKES OF MORE>>THOSE ARE STRIKES OF MORE THAN 1,000 WORKERS YEAR BY YEAR THAN 1,000 WORKERS YEAR BY YEAR BY YEAR. BY YEAR.>>YES.>>YES.>>WHAT YOU SEE IS THIS VERY>>WHAT YOU SEE IS THIS VERY POWERFUL TOOL JUST FALLS OFF A POWERFUL TOOL JUST FALLS OFF A CLIFF AND THEN 2018 A LITTLE BIT CLIFF AND THEN 2018 A LITTLE BIT OF AN UPTICK. OF AN UPTICK.>>WHEN IT FALLS OFF THE CLIFF,>>WHEN IT FALLS OFF THE CLIFF, THAT’S WHEN PEOPLE’S WAGES STOP THAT’S WHEN PEOPLE’S WAGES STOP GOING UP, INFLATION. GOING UP, INFLATION. RIGHT THERE. RIGHT THERE. I CAN SEE ON THAT CHART THE I CAN SEE ON THAT CHART THE VARIOUS STRIKES MY FATHER WAS IN VARIOUS STRIKES MY FATHER WAS IN AT GENERAL MOTORS. AT GENERAL MOTORS. THE FIRST TECHNICALALL ONE IS WH THE FIRST TECHNICALALL ONE IS WH HEALTH CARE WAS COVERED. HEALTH CARE WAS COVERED. THE NEXT ONE WAS DENTAL, EYE THE NEXT ONE WAS DENTAL, EYE CARE IN THE NEXT TALL ONE. CARE IN THE NEXT TALL ONE. IT JUST WENT ON AND ON LIKE THAT IT JUST WENT ON AND ON LIKE THAT UNTIL ALL OF A SUDDEN EVERY UNTIL ALL OF A SUDDEN EVERY FACTORY WORKERS HAD FOUR WEEKS’ FACTORY WORKERS HAD FOUR WEEKS’ PAID VACATION JUST LIKE THE PAID VACATION JUST LIKE THE PEOPLE WITH BETTER JOBS, THE PEOPLE WITH BETTER JOBS, THE WORKERS GOT TO HAVE THAT. WORKERS GOT TO HAVE THAT. IT ONLY CAME ABOUT BECAUSE OF IT ONLY CAME ABOUT BECAUSE OF THOSE STRIKES. THOSE STRIKES. IT ONLY CAME ABOUT BECAUSE THEY IT ONLY CAME ABOUT BECAUSE THEY WERE WILLING TO FIGHT FOR IT. WERE WILLING TO FIGHT FOR IT. THIS IS THE LAST THING CORPORATE THIS IS THE LAST THING CORPORATE AMERICA AND WALL STREET WANT IS AMERICA AND WALL STREET WANT IS TO SEE PEOPLE RIGHT NOW. TO SEE PEOPLE RIGHT NOW. THE WORKERS ARE NOT ASKING FOR A THE WORKERS ARE NOT ASKING FOR A LOT HERE. LOT HERE. WE’RE TALKING ABOUT A COMPANY WE’RE TALKING ABOUT A COMPANY THAT MADE ALMOST $12 BILLION IN THAT MADE ALMOST $12 BILLION IN PROFITS. PROFITS.>>THERE’S OF COURSE THE CASE>>THERE’S OF COURSE THE CASE WITH GM AS THERE IS WITH THE WITH GM AS THERE IS WITH THE BANKS. BANKS. THEY’RE IN A SORT OF SPECIAL THEY’RE IN A SORT OF SPECIAL CATEGORY. CATEGORY.>>YES, THEY ARE.>>YES, THEY ARE. WHY IS THAT? WHY IS THAT?>>AMERICANS –>>AMERICANS –>>YOU AND I –>>YOU AND I –>>AND EVERYBODY WATCHING.>>AND EVERYBODY WATCHING.>>I THINK RIGHTFULLY IN THE>>I THINK RIGHTFULLY IN THE CASE, PARTICULARLY THE CASE, PARTICULARLY THE AUTOMAKERS, RIGHTFULLY IN THE AUTOMAKERS, RIGHTFULLY IN THE CASE OF THE AUTOMAKERS CAME CASE OF THE AUTOMAKERS CAME TOGETHER WITH A RESCUE PLAN. TOGETHER WITH A RESCUE PLAN. IT WAS A PUBLIC ACTIVITY. IT WAS A PUBLIC ACTIVITY.>>NO, IT HAD TO HAPPEN.>>NO, IT HAD TO HAPPEN. THERE WERE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF THERE WERE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF JOBS AT STAKE. JOBS AT STAKE. THE MISTAKE I THINK THAT WAS THE MISTAKE I THINK THAT WAS MADE IS THAT FOR A SHORT TIME MADE IS THAT FOR A SHORT TIME PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS ESSENTIALLY PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS ESSENTIALLY THE DE FACTO CEO OF GENERAL THE DE FACTO CEO OF GENERAL MOTORS. MOTORS. HE SAID YOU HAVE TO LEAVE THAT HE SAID YOU HAVE TO LEAVE THAT BOARD, THAT EXECUTIVE HAS TO GO. BOARD, THAT EXECUTIVE HAS TO GO. THEY WERE MAKING REAL DECISIONS, THEY WERE MAKING REAL DECISIONS, SOUNDED LIKE SOCIALISM TO ME, I SOUNDED LIKE SOCIALISM TO ME, I DON’T WANT TO GET INTO THAT. DON’T WANT TO GET INTO THAT. IT WAS — I WISH HE HAD NOT IT WAS — I WISH HE HAD NOT RETURNED THE COMPANY TO THEM RETURNED THE COMPANY TO THEM BECAUSE — BECAUSE –>>WISH HE WOULD HAVE KEPT IT?>>WISH HE WOULD HAVE KEPT IT?>>WELL, NOT FOREVER.>>WELL, NOT FOREVER. LET’S FACE IT, THE GOVERNMENT LET’S FACE IT, THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD NOT — ONE OF THE JOBS OF SHOULD NOT — ONE OF THE JOBS OF GOVERNMENT IS NOT TO BUILD CARS. GOVERNMENT IS NOT TO BUILD CARS.>>I DON’T KNOW –>>I DON’T KNOW –>>HOW ABOUT THIS?>>HOW ABOUT THIS? IF I WAS HIS ADVISOR I WOULD SAY IF I WAS HIS ADVISOR I WOULD SAY TO HIM, MR. OBAMA, BARACK, HANG TO HIM, MR. OBAMA, BARACK, HANG ONTO THE COMPANY A LITTLE BIT ONTO THE COMPANY A LITTLE BIT LONGER BECAUSE YOU KNOW WHAT WE LONGER BECAUSE YOU KNOW WHAT WE CAN DO HERE? CAN DO HERE? WE CAN MAKE IT A 21st CENTURY WE CAN MAKE IT A 21st CENTURY TRANSPORTATION COMPANY. TRANSPORTATION COMPANY. THE INTERNAL COMBUSTION EDGE THE INTERNAL COMBUSTION EDGE BEGIN IS NOT GOING TO BE HERE AT BEGIN IS NOT GOING TO BE HERE AT THE END OF THE CENTURY OR THE THE END OF THE CENTURY OR THE PLANET WILL NOT BE HERE. PLANET WILL NOT BE HERE. THIS HAS GOT TO END. THIS HAS GOT TO END. WE COULD BE BUILDING MASS WE COULD BE BUILDING MASS TRANSIT, LIGHT RAIL, BULLET TRANSIT, LIGHT RAIL, BULLET TRAINS, BUSES, THINGS THAT ARE TRAINS, BUSES, THINGS THAT ARE LESS HARMFUL TO THE PLANET. LESS HARMFUL TO THE PLANET. COULD HAVE MADE THIS SHIFT. COULD HAVE MADE THIS SHIFT. THEY MADE THE SHIFT WITH OUR THEY MADE THE SHIFT WITH OUR FACTORIES IN FLINT AND DETROIT, FACTORIES IN FLINT AND DETROIT, THEY MADE THAT SHIFT IN WORLD THEY MADE THAT SHIFT IN WORLD WAR II IN THE MATTER OF A MONTH WAR II IN THE MATTER OF A MONTH OR TWO. OR TWO. ONE DAY THEY WERE BUILDING ONE DAY THEY WERE BUILDING BUICKS AND ABOUT 45 DAYS LATER, BUICKS AND ABOUT 45 DAYS LATER, I DON’T KNOW THE EXACT NUMBER OF I DON’T KNOW THE EXACT NUMBER OF DAYS, VERY QUICK, THEY WERE DAYS, VERY QUICK, THEY WERE BUILDING B-29s. BUILDING B-29s.>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT.>>ONE OF THE PLANTS THAT WAS>>ONE OF THE PLANTS THAT WAS BUILDING THE — IN THE CAR BUILDING THE — IN THE CAR FACTORY PLANTS THERE WAS A PLANE FACTORY PLANTS THERE WAS A PLANE COMING OFF THE ASSEMBLY LINE COMING OFF THE ASSEMBLY LINE EVERY 61 MINUTES. EVERY 61 MINUTES. THEY BUILT A PLANE EVERY 61 THEY BUILT A PLANE EVERY 61 MINUTES. MINUTES. IT WAS THAT FAST. IT WAS THAT FAST. IT WAS THAT EFFICIENT. IT WAS THAT EFFICIENT. THEY COULD DO THAT TO IMPROVE THEY COULD DO THAT TO IMPROVE THIS PLANET — THIS PLANET –>>WELL –>>WELL –>>– BUT HE DIDN’T DO THAT.>>– BUT HE DIDN’T DO THAT. HE GAVE IT BACK TO THE COMPANY HE GAVE IT BACK TO THE COMPANY AND THEN THEY JUST WENT ABOUT, AND THEN THEY JUST WENT ABOUT, LET’S JUST MAKE MORE MONEY. LET’S JUST MAKE MORE MONEY. LET’S KEEP BUILDING THESE CARS LET’S KEEP BUILDING THESE CARS THAT ARE KILLING THE PLANET AND THAT ARE KILLING THE PLANET AND WHERE ARE WE NOW? WHERE ARE WE NOW?>>ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE’VE>>ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE’VE SEEN ALSO IS IT 2007 GAS PRICES SEEN ALSO IS IT 2007 GAS PRICES LOW, SUVs GO UP. LOW, SUVs GO UP. GM RIGHT NOW IS INTERESTINGLY ON GM RIGHT NOW IS INTERESTINGLY ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE TRUMP THE WRONG SIDE OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AND THE RIGHT ADMINISTRATION AND THE RIGHT SIDE ON THIS CLIMATE FIGHT ON SIDE ON THIS CLIMATE FIGHT ON FUEL STANDARDS. FUEL STANDARDS. THEY’VE TEEMED UP WITH THE OTHER THEY’VE TEEMED UP WITH THE OTHER AUTOMAKERS AND CALIFORNIA HAS AUTOMAKERS AND CALIFORNIA HAS HIGHER FUEL STANDARDS. HIGHER FUEL STANDARDS.>>YEAH.>>YEAH. YEAH. YEAH.>>THE PRESIDENT, IT WAS>>THE PRESIDENT, IT WAS INTERESTING TO ME. INTERESTING TO ME. I WAS WONDERING TODAY IF TRUMP I WAS WONDERING TODAY IF TRUMP WOULD SAY SOMETHING ABOUT THE WOULD SAY SOMETHING ABOUT THE STRIKE BECAUSE HE’S SO ATTUNED, STRIKE BECAUSE HE’S SO ATTUNED, UNDERSTANDABLY, HE UNDERSTANDS UNDERSTANDABLY, HE UNDERSTANDS THE 77,000 VOTES MADE HIM — THE 77,000 VOTES MADE HIM –>>WISCONSIN, PENNSYLVANIA.>>WISCONSIN, PENNSYLVANIA.>>I THOUGHT TO MYSELF, I WONDER>>I THOUGHT TO MYSELF, I WONDER WHAT HE’S GOING TO SAY ON THIS. WHAT HE’S GOING TO SAY ON THIS. IT’S A LITTLE BIT OF A DILEMMA IT’S A LITTLE BIT OF A DILEMMA FOR HIM. FOR HIM. HE SORT OF PUNTED. HE SORT OF PUNTED. TAKE A LISTEN. TAKE A LISTEN.>>DO YOU STAND WITH THE AUTO>>DO YOU STAND WITH THE AUTO WORKERS IN THE STRIKE? WORKERS IN THE STRIKE?>>I HAVE A GREAT RELATIONSHIP.>>I HAVE A GREAT RELATIONSHIP. I GOT A TREMENDOUS NUMBER OF I GOT A TREMENDOUS NUMBER OF VOTES. VOTES. MY RELATIONSHIP HAS BEEN VERY MY RELATIONSHIP HAS BEEN VERY STRONG WITH THE AUTO WORKERS. STRONG WITH THE AUTO WORKERS. NOBODY’S EVER BROUGHT MORE NOBODY’S EVER BROUGHT MORE COMPANIES INTO THE UNITED COMPANIES INTO THE UNITED STATES. STATES. I HAVE JAPAN AND GERMANY AND I HAVE JAPAN AND GERMANY AND MANY COUNTRIES HAVE BEEN MANY COUNTRIES HAVE BEEN BRINGING CAR COMPANIES IN AND BRINGING CAR COMPANIES IN AND OPENING PLANTS AND EXPANDING OPENING PLANTS AND EXPANDING PLANTS. PLANTS. BIG THINGS ARE HAPPENING IN BIG THINGS ARE HAPPENING IN OHIO, INCLUDING WITH LORDSTOWN. OHIO, INCLUDING WITH LORDSTOWN. VERY POSITIVE THINGS ARE VERY POSITIVE THINGS ARE HAPPENING. HAPPENING.>>SO HE DOESN’T SAY HE SUPPORTS>>SO HE DOESN’T SAY HE SUPPORTS THE WORKERS IN THE STRIKE, BUT I THE WORKERS IN THE STRIKE, BUT I COULDN’T BELIEVE THE HUBRIS COULDN’T BELIEVE THE HUBRIS SAYING VERY POSITIVE THINGS ARE SAYING VERY POSITIVE THINGS ARE HAPPENING. HAPPENING.>>YEAH,T’S LOOKING UP THERE.>>YEAH,T’S LOOKING UP THERE.>>THEY JUST CLOSED A PLANT.>>THEY JUST CLOSED A PLANT.>>YEAH, BUT OF COURSE WE DON’T>>YEAH, BUT OF COURSE WE DON’T HAVE TO GET INTO THIS. HAVE TO GET INTO THIS. IF HE SAYS IT, HE BELIEVES IT. IF HE SAYS IT, HE BELIEVES IT. HE KNOWS MAYBE 60 MILLION PEOPLE HE KNOWS MAYBE 60 MILLION PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BELIEVE IT’S TRUE ARE GOING TO BELIEVE IT’S TRUE BECAUSE HE SAID IT’S TRUE. BECAUSE HE SAID IT’S TRUE. HERE’S THE TRUTH. HERE’S THE TRUTH. THE AUTO WORKERS IN MICHIGAN THE AUTO WORKERS IN MICHIGAN WHERE THE GM PLANT IS, IN WHERE THE GM PLANT IS, IN GENESEE COUNTY, WAYNE, OAKLAND, GENESEE COUNTY, WAYNE, OAKLAND, LANCING, ALL OF THESE COUNTIES LANCING, ALL OF THESE COUNTIES EXCEPT FOR ONE OVER ON THE WEST EXCEPT FOR ONE OVER ON THE WEST SIDE THAT HAVE A GM FACTORY SIDE THAT HAVE A GM FACTORY VOTED FOR HILLARY CLINTON. VOTED FOR HILLARY CLINTON. THEY DIDN’T VOTE FOR HIM. THEY DIDN’T VOTE FOR HIM.>>THAT’S INTERESTING.>>THAT’S INTERESTING.>>THE AUTO WORKERS DID NOT VOTE>>THE AUTO WORKERS DID NOT VOTE FOR HIM. FOR HIM. THIS IS A REAL THING. THIS IS A REAL THING. WHEN YOU THINK WORKING CLASS, WHEN YOU THINK WORKING CLASS, PUNDANT CLASS AND JOE BIDEN TALK PUNDANT CLASS AND JOE BIDEN TALK ABOUT IT. ABOUT IT. LIKE IT’S LUNCH BUCKET JOE AND LIKE IT’S LUNCH BUCKET JOE AND THAT’S WHO’S GOT TO WIN BUT THE THAT’S WHO’S GOT TO WIN BUT THE MAJORITY OF THE WORKING CLASS MAJORITY OF THE WORKING CLASS ARE WOMEN OF COLOR. ARE WOMEN OF COLOR. THEY ARE YOUNG. THEY ARE YOUNG. THEY EARN THE LOWEST WAGES IN THEY EARN THE LOWEST WAGES IN OUR ECONOMY. OUR ECONOMY. WHEN YOU THINK WORKING CLASS, WHEN YOU THINK WORKING CLASS, EVERY TIME YOU HEAR THAT TERM, EVERY TIME YOU HEAR THAT TERM, YOU NEED TO THINK IT’S A YOU NEED TO THINK IT’S A 30-YEAR-OLD BLACK WOMAN. 30-YEAR-OLD BLACK WOMAN. THAT’S WHAT THE WORKING CLASS THAT’S WHAT THE WORKING CLASS IS. IS.>>THERE’S A CASE THAT IF YOU>>THERE’S A CASE THAT IF YOU SPEND A LOT OF TIME AROUND CAR SPEND A LOT OF TIME AROUND CAR COUNTRY, DETROIT, FLINT, WHAT COUNTRY, DETROIT, FLINT, WHAT THE UAW HAS BUILT OVER THE THE UAW HAS BUILT OVER THE COURSE OF THE YEARS AS AN COURSE OF THE YEARS AS AN ORGANIZATION, AS A UNION, AS A ORGANIZATION, AS A UNION, AS A POLITICAL FORCE IS A FASCINATING POLITICAL FORCE IS A FASCINATING LOOK OF HOW YOU PUT TOGETHER — LOOK OF HOW YOU PUT TOGETHER — STITCH TOGETHER THE KIND OF STITCH TOGETHER THE KIND OF MULTI-RACIAL COALITION THAT IS MULTI-RACIAL COALITION THAT IS THE VERY THING THAT THE THE VERY THING THAT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND CENTER LEFT DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND CENTER LEFT ARE THINKING ABOUT. ARE THINKING ABOUT.>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT.>>TALK TO UAW WORKERS, IT’S A>>TALK TO UAW WORKERS, IT’S A DIVERSE GROUP. DIVERSE GROUP.>>YOU’VE SHOWN THAT ON YOUR>>YOU’VE SHOWN THAT ON YOUR VIDEO HERE TODAY. VIDEO HERE TODAY. FIRST OF ALL, UAW IS ONE OF THE FIRST OF ALL, UAW IS ONE OF THE FIRST UNIONS THAT DEMANDED FIRST UNIONS THAT DEMANDED DURING NEGOTIATIONS AND STRIKES DURING NEGOTIATIONS AND STRIKES THAT THE ASSEMBLY LINE BE THAT THE ASSEMBLY LINE BE INTEGRATED AFTER THEY HAD TO INTEGRATED AFTER THEY HAD TO WORK DOWN IN THE FOUNDRY, THE WORK DOWN IN THE FOUNDRY, THE WORST JOBS, HARDEST JOBS, LOWEST WORST JOBS, HARDEST JOBS, LOWEST LIFE EXPECTANCY. LIFE EXPECTANCY. THEY INTEGRATED THE LINE WAY THEY INTEGRATED THE LINE WAY BEFORE WE HAD INTEGRATION IN BEFORE WE HAD INTEGRATION IN SCHOOLS. SCHOOLS. THAT WAS A PRIORITY OF THE THAT WAS A PRIORITY OF THE RUTHER BROTHERS. RUTHER BROTHERS. THEY WERE SOCIALISTS. THEY WERE SOCIALISTS. IF IT WEREN’T FOR THEM AND THOSE IF IT WEREN’T FOR THEM AND THOSE WHO CAME FROM NEW YORK TO HELP WHO CAME FROM NEW YORK TO HELP ORGANIZE THOSE STRIKES IN THE ORGANIZE THOSE STRIKES IN THE ’30s AND ’40s, WE WOULDN’T HAVE ’30s AND ’40s, WE WOULDN’T HAVE THE MIDDLE CLASS THAT WE HAVE THE MIDDLE CLASS THAT WE HAVE TODAY AND SO I KNOW MY FAMILY, TODAY AND SO I KNOW MY FAMILY, THEY WERE GRATEFUL FOR THOSE WHO THEY WERE GRATEFUL FOR THOSE WHO HELD THESE POSITIONS AND LED THE HELD THESE POSITIONS AND LED THE WAY. WAY. BUT I THINK THIS IS A REALLY BUT I THINK THIS IS A REALLY IMPORTANT WEEK AND PEOPLE NEED IMPORTANT WEEK AND PEOPLE NEED TO GET BEHIND THIS STRIKE. TO GET BEHIND THIS STRIKE. PEOPLE SHOULD BE VOCAL ABOUT IT PEOPLE SHOULD BE VOCAL ABOUT IT ON SOCIAL MEDIA. ON SOCIAL MEDIA. ENCOURAGE YOUR FRIENDS AND ENCOURAGE YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS TO BE SUPPORTIVE AND NEIGHBORS TO BE SUPPORTIVE AND THINK ABOUT DOING IT YOURSELF. THINK ABOUT DOING IT YOURSELF. THAT’S THE SCARIEST THING. THAT’S THE SCARIEST THING. IF EVERYBODY JUST WENT OUT THERE IF EVERYBODY JUST WENT OUT THERE AND SAID, YOU KNOW WHAT, I’M AND SAID, YOU KNOW WHAT, I’M DONE GIVING BACK. DONE GIVING BACK. I’M DONE FOR THE DEDUCTIBLES I’M DONE FOR THE DEDUCTIBLES GOING UP. GOING UP. QUIT TELLING ME I LOVE MY HEALTH QUIT TELLING ME I LOVE MY HEALTH CARE.

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  1. If you look at the ties between GM and the Republicans in Congress, you will notice that GM transmogrified itself from a car manufacturer into a sinkhole for money from Washington D.C. There is no board member who is interested in car manufacturing or good cars, only in stock options and mo' dough fo' meee!. They attack Tesla in public relations misinformation campaigns, lobby against clean cars, and hate Californians. They have no foot on the ground anywhere but the USA and have almost run their European Opel brand into its grave. It is a good thing people come into insurrection against the unfair and insane American capitalistic system where people are nothing but cogs who can be disposed of any time at will.

  2. As the power of unions has declined, so has the wages and rights of the workers. All workers, whether in a union or not, should support them, for they raise all workers up: they built the middle class.

  3. But… trump said…he would make them alot of money . and make them ritch.

    Remmamber hi's prommis.
    " you are gone be So ritch"..

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