United Automobile Workers In Langhorne Standing Strong As GM Strike Reaches Day 13 – CBS Philly
LANGHORNE, Pa. (CBS) – Thousands of United Automobile Workers remain out of work. Saturday marked Day 13 of the nationwide strike against General Motors. Officials were back at the negotiating table on Saturday after negotiations concluded Friday night without an appointment.
For nearly two weeks, United Automobile Workers has been on the fence line.
"It's time we got a good shake here," Raina Shoemaker said.
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Over 70 local union members resigned from their job at General Motors on September 16 after saying health care had been cut and workers have not received a pay increase of over ten years.
"It's very frustrating. It's frustrating because we feel that people at the top don't care about us, "Shoemaker said." It won't be cheaper to live, but they will continue to take and take and take from us workers. "
" I , even getting up at 2:30 in the morning to be at work at 4, sometimes I work 4 to 4, just to earn the money I would get on a base salary. and fair pay. Those on strike for almost two weeks say that they also have no plans to fight back  71-year-old employee of Rec Center message to people as malicious attack, plundering him at work
“We do what we have to do, we survive. We're going to do what we have to do to stay until the strike is over, said Dave Greenhall. “One day longer, one day stronger. That's what we say. "
Nearly 46,000 GM workers strike, and affected 55 sites in ten states.
The talks between General Motors and UWA are reportedly continuing on Saturday.
" They have been bailed out by the federal government , "Pennsylvania State Secretary Steve Santarsiero said. "They have received a huge tax cut through Congress and the president almost two years ago now, and yet these benefits have not returned to working families."
"We've made you what you are, so you have to start treating us fairly," Shoemaker said.