UAW-GM strike day 26: New pressure for deal


THEY’RE FROM FORD AND CHRYSLER,
HERE TO SUPPORT THEM. HERE TO SUPPORT THEM.
[CHANTING] [CHANTING]
>>Nick: THE UAW CALLED FOR A>>Nick: THE UAW CALLED FOR A
STRONGER SHOW OF SOLIDARITY IN STRONGER SHOW OF SOLIDARITY IN
WARREN THIS MORNING AND THEY GOT WARREN THIS MORNING AND THEY GOT
IT. IT.
>>WE’RE GATHERING IN SUPPORT OF>>WE’RE GATHERING IN SUPPORT OF
ALL OF US BEING ON STRIKE TODAY. ALL OF US BEING ON STRIKE TODAY.
>>Nick: AS THE STRIKING MEMBERS>>Nick: AS THE STRIKING MEMBERS
OF THE UAW CONTINUE TO GATHER IN OF THE UAW CONTINUE TO GATHER IN
FORCE, MANY QUESTIONS STILL FORCE, MANY QUESTIONS STILL
SURROUNDING WHAT REALLY HAPPENED SURROUNDING WHAT REALLY HAPPENED
DURING THE MARY BARRA VISIT ON DURING THE MARY BARRA VISIT ON
WEDNESDAY? WEDNESDAY?
THE MAIN ISSUES REMAINING ARE THE MAIN ISSUES REMAINING ARE
THE UAW DESIRE TO GET GM TO FILL THE UAW DESIRE TO GET GM TO FILL
ITS U.S. FACTORIES BEFORE ITS U.S. FACTORIES BEFORE
BUILDING ELSEWHERE. BUILDING ELSEWHERE.
RIGHT NOW, GM HAS 4 UNALLOCATED RIGHT NOW, GM HAS 4 UNALLOCATED
FACTORIES TOO HERE IN METRO FACTORIES TOO HERE IN METRO
DETROIT. DETROIT.
EXPERTS BELIEVE THIS IS A GOOD EXPERTS BELIEVE THIS IS A GOOD
SIGNAL TOWARD PROGRESS BUT SIGNAL TOWARD PROGRESS BUT
THEY’RE NOT SURE IT’S “THE” THEY’RE NOT SURE IT’S “THE”
SIGNAL. SIGNAL.
>>IT’S NOT THE ONLY TIME THAT>>IT’S NOT THE ONLY TIME THAT
CEOs HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN CEOs HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN
BARGAINING. BARGAINING.
WE SAW THIS MANY TIMES BEFORE, WE SAW THIS MANY TIMES BEFORE,
MOST NOTABLY SERGIO MARCHIONNE MOST NOTABLY SERGIO MARCHIONNE
WOULD HAVE HIS INVOLVEMENT IN WOULD HAVE HIS INVOLVEMENT IN
NEGOTIATIONS IN THE PAST. NEGOTIATIONS IN THE PAST.
SO THIS IS — THIS IS A SUPER SO THIS IS — THIS IS A SUPER
IMPORTANT THING TO GENERAL IMPORTANT THING TO GENERAL
MOTORS AND SHE’S THE CEO AND MOTORS AND SHE’S THE CEO AND
GETTING INVOLVED IN IT IS I GETTING INVOLVED IN IT IS I
THINK A POSITIVE SIGN. THINK A POSITIVE SIGN.
>>Nick: IT’S REALLY>>Nick: IT’S REALLY
INTERESTING, AND I’VE BEEN INTERESTING, AND I’VE BEEN
TALKING TO A LOT OF UNION TALKING TO A LOT OF UNION
MEMBERS RIGHT HERE, AND THERE MEMBERS RIGHT HERE, AND THERE
ARE FORD AND CHRYSLER LINE ARE FORD AND CHRYSLER LINE
WORKERS HERE SUPPORTING THE GM WORKERS HERE SUPPORTING THE GM
WORKERS. WORKERS.
I ASKED THOSE ON STRIKE WHAT I ASKED THOSE ON STRIKE WHAT
IT’S BEEN LIKE. IT’S BEEN LIKE.
OBVIOUSLY $250 FOR STRIKE PAY OBVIOUSLY $250 FOR STRIKE PAY
CERTAINLY ISN’T MUCH. CERTAINLY ISN’T MUCH.
THEY WERE SAYING THE MEMBERS THEY WERE SAYING THE MEMBERS
FROM FORD AND CHRYSLER HAVE BEEN FROM FORD AND CHRYSLER HAVE BEEN
GOING TO THEIR UNION HALLS AND GOING TO THEIR UNION HALLS AND
DROPPING OFF FOOD, SUPPLIES, DROPPING OFF FOOD, SUPPLIES,
RAZORS, DIAPERS, ALL THE THINGS RAZORS, DIAPERS, ALL THE THINGS
THEY NEED. THEY NEED.
WE TALK ABOUT THIS BEING A WE TALK ABOUT THIS BEING A
GENERAL MOTORS STRIKE BUT IT’S GENERAL MOTORS STRIKE BUT IT’S
ENCOMPASSING ALL OF THE UAW