(FixThisNation.com) – On Tuesday an additional 5,000 United Auto Workers (UAW) union members walked out of an assembly plant in Texas as the union is looking to further expand its strike. This latest walkout from the General Motors assembly plant was announced shortly after the announcement of the company’s third-quarter earnings of $3.5 billion.
In a press release the union’s President Shawn Fain pointed out that this was another record year and quarter for the company. He then pushed that for months they have been calling for equal record contracts with those profits. He added that it was time for the working class and those working for General Motors to receive their “fair share.”
This is the second unannounced walkout organized by the union within two days. On Monday, 6,800 union member workers walked out of a Stellantis plant in suburban Detroit.
Previously the union had always announced what the planned expansions to their strike would be on live streamed updates that went out each Friday. However, the UAW has now warned that walkouts could occur at any point in time.
The first surprise walkout occurred earlier in October when workers walked out of a Ford truck plant in Kentucky.
The strike was first launched around six weeks ago by the UAW and since then a total of 45,000 auto workers have gone on strike. The union members have not yet managed to reach an agreement for new contracts with the Big Three. The previous contracts with Ford, Stellantis, and General Motors expired on September 14.
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