Allred Statement on UAW Strike Ending
Dallas, TX — Today, Congressman Colin Allred released the following statement on the news of the UAW coming to tentative agreements with GM, Ford, and Stellantis, ending its six-week strike:
“Today is a good day for Texas workers and the Texas economy. I am proud to stand with the thousands of North Texas members of the UAW, and I am pleased the automakers and the UAW were able to come to an agreement that will benefit both the Texas economy and Texas workers.
As a former member of the NFL Players’ Association, I’m grateful to be where I am today thanks to the hard-fought victories won by unions — from worker protections, to minimum wage, to 40-hour work weeks. The concessions auto workers made a decade ago helped bring the American auto industry back from the brink and now, these hard working folks will share in the record profits they’ve helped deliver.”
Earlier this month, Allred visited the UAW members on the picket line at the Stellantis plant in Carrollton to express solidarity and show support for the workers’ strike. When GM workers at the company’s Arlington plant went on strike last week, Allred released a statement of support for the workers.