'When Unions Win, Workers Win': Senator Warren Joins UAW Picket Lines

Photo: Elizabeth Warren

MANSFIELD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Senator Elizabeth Warren joined United Auto Workers (UAW) at the picket lines in Mansfield, Mass. on Friday afternoon.

UAW locals around the country were asked to go on strike at noon on Friday, including 50 members of Local 422 at the Stellantis Parts Distribution Center in Mansfield.

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Sen. Warren took the megaphone to pledge her support, joined the picket line and handed out Dunkin’ as reinforcement for the striking members.

President of Local 422 Mike Hohmann said they had to make a lot of sacrifices for the company when they filed for bankruptcy, giving up Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA). Now they are demanding a 40 percent pay increase over the next four years.

“The company is charging up to 30 to 35 percent more for their vehicles now,” said Hohmann. “Not only that, but CEO pay has skyrocketed also. They’re making 40 percent, so that’s where he started.”

As of right now, the company has come up to a 21 percent increase in pay.

WBZ’s Suzanne Sausville (@wbzSausville) reports.

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