WASHINGTON - AFGE National President Everett Kelley released the following statement upon the announcement of a strike by UAW members at the Detroit 3 automakers:
“Workers across America are fed up with wages that haven’t kept up with inflation, cuts to benefits and retirement, disparate treatment for employees doing the same work, and jobs that don’t provide economic security for our families and our communities.
“We applaud UAW members for taking a stand to end the race to the bottom that has hurt American workers and American communities. Their fight is all our fight. The 750,000 federal and D.C. government employees represented by AFGE stand in total solidarity with striking UAW members.”