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Huber Weighs In on the Latest Victory in the United Auto Workers Strike in El País Article

November 2, 2023

El País

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Matthew T. Huber


After just over six weeks of conflict, Ford, General Motors and Stellantis (parent company of Chrysler), have reached tentative agreements with the United Auto Workers (UAW) union to end the conflict. The victory marks a time of revival for unions and is a political triumph for President Joe Biden, who joined the picket line.

Matthew Huber, professor of geography and the environment, calls the outcome of the strike a huge victory for the United Auto Workers and its workers. “It shows that when workers harness their collective power through strikes, they can force employers to give in to workers’ ambitious demands,” he says.

According to Huber, this year is set to become the one with the most strikes in 40 years and “could mark the rebirth of a more combative labor movement in the United States.”

Read more in the El País article, “US autoworkers notch up a victory with big wage gains after historic strike.”


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