Auto workers are facing tough negotiations. The Big Three want a 30% cut in wages and benefits. Auto workers set the pace for all workers. Such a drastic cut will hurt us all. It puts downward pressure on wages and benefits for all workers, union and non-union. Their UAW contract expires in mid-September. We have to help them fight back. Use the Letter to the Editor (shown below) to help build support for the autoworkers.
Sample Letter to the Editor
The Big Three Automakers are demanding 30% cuts in the wage package of UAW workers at GM, Chrysler, and Ford in their current neogitations. While salaries and bonuses of the senior management of the Big Three Automakers continue to skyrocket, workers are yet again being asked to sacrifice pay, benefits, and the hard-fought struggles of our parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents. Gone are the days of the middle class, home ownership, and the white picket fences, instead replaces with home foreclosures, astronomical personal debt, and forced bankruptcies due to medical bills. Students graduate from college with the heavy burden of loans and credit card bills, and no sustainable jobs to pay them with.
Accepting 30% pay and benefit cuts simply to save their job is completely unacceptable. The threats facing our retired workers are equally intolerable. We must stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in the auto industry to demand a decent contract with the Big Three auto makers.