VIDEO: From the Front Lines of the UAW Strike In Spring Hill
“We appreciate the support. We’re in it for the long haul. We’re gonna fight the good fight.”
Striking UAW Local 1853 workers in Spring Hill, TN say the middle class is disappearing, it’s the haves and have-nots… and GM wants to keep it that way.
Yesterday some were arrested on the picket lines for “disorderly conduct”, including UAW president Tim Stannard. They are out of jail, but the DA says he will be pressing charges.
Meanwhile GM has CUT OFF the health benefits of the striking workers, another reminder that health care should be a RIGHT in this country, not a privilege bestowed upon us by the wealthy who can dangle our lives in front of us.
Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles was out there saying he wants their health coverage restored, but it’s worth remembering Ogles was a leader of Americans for Prosperity, the Koch-backed organization that helped block Medicaid expansion in Tennessee, keeping 300,000 without coverage. Suddenly he cares about folks being able to see doctors?
About Maury mayor @AndyOgles — he’s the former state director for Americans For Prosperity, Koch-backed org that helped block Medicaid expansion: https://t.co/oYiL2EHon1
We’re #1 in medical bankruptcies & rural hospital closures. He suddenly cares if folks have health coverage? https://t.co/Qw6Grrb8OU
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) September 18, 2019
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