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Idk but this guy is running for UAW president, so I would like to hear from ppl who aren’t engaged in electioneering. Just saying.

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Jordan, You are absolutely the go to on the ground source for investigative reporting. Thank you and your crew for all you do. I’m a very happy paying subscriber. And more donations are coming.

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Hey Jordan, i’m hearing a LOT of complaints from UAW grassroots members about the strike not really being a strike, that Fain has pulled a bait and switch by only announcing (by decree!) on Wednesday that they won’t all be going on strike after all and that regardless of 97% voting for strike action, a FULL walk-out, only less than 10% of the much vaunted 150,000 workers will be on strike. Two and a half plants, which have been stocking up with extra cars to put out, are “striking” and it won’t hurt the company profits one bit.

Please Jordan, look into this and go talk to those VERY unhappy grassroots members. They’re talking about organising in spite of the Fain-bosses-politicians stitch up and calling for a mass protest and strike.

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I don’t know about strikes, but the UAW plan seems to be to cause the most $$damage to the companies through bait and switch regarding strike locations and selectively picking struck locations. It seems this would be less hard on employees financially as well. This tactic should allow them to be strategic and in control of the negotiations.

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The grassroots workers’ groups are not happy to say the least. They all contributed to an $800 million strike fund so they could ALL go on strike, which is what was voted for by 97% of workers. Now there are less than 10% of the UAW workers on this “Stand up strike”. The whole point of a strike is not to ‘send a message to the bosses’ and attempt winning the moral argument. Capitalism doesn’t listen to morals. The point of striking is to hurt them in stopping production and profits. Neither of those are effected even a tiny bit by this soft-ass method. The plants chosen have built up a stockpile in readiness for the strike, so the cars are still going out the door. That means the UAW & Fain have got zero leverage. It’s a stitch up, done without the grassroots input or approval, between the Union leadership, the bosses and Biden’s administration. It stinks.

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