The Left of Lansing “Friday Short” this week puts a spotlight on UAW President Shawn Fain’s effective messaging campaign during the union’s strike against the Big Three Detroit automakers.
Fain isn’t allowing right wing forces, including the Republican Party or Donald Trump, to pit worker against worker, or unions against environmentalists.
He’s clearly defining who the real opponent is in the UAW’s strike: The Big Three and their CEO’s.
And Fain’s disciplined messaging campaign is why a majority of Americans back the UAW’s strike.
And please, don’t forget to listen to this week’s podcast featuring Sarah Lazare from Workday Magazine as we delve deeper into the UAW Strike, and why unions, in general, are enjoying a resurgence ever since the pandemic.
Workday Magazine link
Sarah Lazare’s writings at Workday Magazine
“‘Your Body Suffers”’: The Unremarkable Pain of an Auto-Assembly-Line Worker.” By Sarah Lazare of Workday Magazine
“Stop Letting Auto Companies Pit Workers Against the Environment.” By Sarah Lazare of Workday Magazine
“UAW-automakers negotiations pit falling wages against skyrocketing CEO pay.” By Adam S. Hersh of the Economic Policy Institute
“General Motors adds EV battery plants to UAW contract, avoids costly strike target.” By Lindsay Moore of MLive.com