Robert Martinez Jr., International President of the 600,000-member International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), released the following statement strongly supporting United Auto Workers (UAW) members on strike:
“The IAM stands in unwavering solidarity with UAW members standing up for justice at the Big Three. These members have our full support for taking a courageous stand for their rights, job security, and fair working conditions.
“The IAM understands that the decision to go on strike is never taken lightly. It is a powerful demonstration of the unity and determination of union members seeking justice in their workplaces. We share a common commitment to the well-being of our members and protecting their hard-earned rights. Just as the IAM has done in the past, we commend the UAW for their dedication to fighting for the rights and dignity of their members.
“We welcome President Biden’s visit on the picket line. President Biden stands as a steadfast advocate and tireless champion for working families. He has delivered on his vision for our nation, centered on partnering with organized labor to provide good jobs with strong benefits and secure retirements. His presence on the picket line proves that he wants the economy to work well for everyone, not just for corporations and corporate CEOs.
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