Oct 13, 2019

General Motors strike: 'We've got to fight for what's right'

Workers with picket signs mark every entrance to the General Motors plant in Flint, Michigan. It's the same picture at the Hamtramck plant just an hour's drive away, and there are similar scenes at GM facilities across the US. Nearly 49,000 workers walked out on strike on 16 September. Each day the strike costs General Motors an estimated $90m. Workers are also losing money. Stephanie Pink, a 31-year-old mother who has worked at GM's Hamtramck plant for four years, said the union warned her to save in the weeks leading up to the strike. Outside the Hamtramck plant, Torrance Willison - who's worked at GM for 34 years - says: "We had to do a lot of sacrificing. General Motors is on stronger ground because of it. And now we are just hoping to reap some of the benefits."

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