The United Auto Workers union, currently undertaking a major strike, has received support from former President Barack Obama.
Obama posted on social media, “Fourteen years ago, when the big three automakers were struggling to stay afloat, my administration and the American people stepped in to support them. So did the auto workers in the UAW who sacrificed pay and benefits to help get the companies back on their feet. Now that our carmakers are enjoying robust profits, it’s time to do right by those same workers so the industry can emerge more united and competitive than ever.”
The strike is the first work stoppage since 2019 when auto workers walked out on GM. President Joe Biden has also expressed his support for the UAW.