Brothers and Sisters,
UAW Local 722 workers in Hudson are on day 31 of their strike at General Motors (GM).
The UAW International Union announced earlier today, Wednesday October 16, that a proposed tentative agreement with GM has been reached and has been sent to the UAW GM National Council for Approval. The UAW GM National Council will meet tomorrow, October 17, to vote on whether to recommend the tentative agreement to the full UAW-GM membership for ratification.
The picket lines will continue until the strike is over. During the October 17 meeting, the UAW GM Council will decide whether to continue the strike until ratification concludes or to stop the strike at the time of the Council’s approval of the agreement.
We will continue to stand in solidarity and join UAW Local 722 on the line in Hudson. All are encouraged to join the picket line until the strike over.
Join the GM Strike Line
2200 Willis Miller Drive, Hudson
Hot food, groceries, and size 2 and 3 diapers can be dropped off at 2200 Willis Miller Drive, Hudson.
Solidarity Strengthens Strike in Hudson
Thank you to all Wisconsin AFL-CIO affiliates, councils, union members, and community members who have joined workers on the line in Hudson. Support has poured in from every corner of Wisconsin for UAW Local 722 striking families. Wisconsin AFL-CIO President Bloomingdale was on the line, bringing pizza to strikers and meeting with local leadership. Gov. Tony Evers tweeted his support. Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes, whose own father is a proud UAW member, joined striking workers. Wisconsin Senator Patty Schachtner walked the line. On Friday, October 4, The Western and Wisconsin AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Councils hosted a BBQ Cookout and Family Day, delivering groceries, diapers, and supplies for UAW Local 722 and rolled out the trailer with grills to cook brats for striking workers and their families. And many more Wisconsin unions, union members, and councils, in addition to community members, joined UAW striking families.
Your solidarity brings strength and resolve during an extremely difficult time for UAW members and families.
As the tentative agreement makes its way through the UAW process, we will continue to stand in solidarity with UAW Local 722 striking families in Hudson until the strike is over and all UAW workers are back on the job.
Stephanie Bloomingdale, President
Dennis Delie, Secretary-Treasurer