WASHINGTON, DC – Pennsylvania U.S. Senator John Fetterman today released the following statement celebrating United Auto Workers’ recent tentative agreement with Ford on a four-and-a-half-year contract:
“When workers fight, workers win. And what’s good for workers is good for America.
“This deal is a huge victory for the thousands of UAW workers who stood up and demanded a share in the massive profits that they create. It’s also proof that paying these workers what they deserve is possible – despite what the CEOs, Wall Street traders, and Jim Cramer want us to believe.
“It’s time that General Motors and Stellantis follow Ford’s lead, put real money on the table, and treat their workers how they deserve.”
Senator Fetterman is a fierce advocate of the union way of life and has been standing in solidarity with UAW members since day 1 of the strike. Fetterman has visited five UAW picket lines in three states over the six weeks of the strike, including the Ford Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, MI, on the very first weekend of the strike. In that time, he also introduced a congressional resolution in solidarity with striking UAW members and published an op-ed on MSNBC about the ongoing strike against the Big 3 and his support for the striking workers.
Visit #1: Senator Fetterman and Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) with striking UAW workers at the Ford Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, MI.
Visit #2: Senator Fetterman with striking UAW Region 9 members on the picket line outside a General Motors facility in Langhorne, PA.
Visit #3: Senator Fetterman with UAW Local 677 on strike against MACK Trucks in Macungie, PA.
Visit #4: Senator Fetterman with striking UAW workers at the Chrysler Toledo Assembly Plant in Toledo, OH.
Visit #5: Senator Fetterman with UAW members at the Stellantis Part Distribution Plant in Streetsboro, OH.