Gutierrez joined North Texas strike in solidarity
For Immediate Release: October 24, 2023
TEXAS – Today Texas Senator Roland Gutierrez, candidate for the U.S. Senate, issued a statement on the United Auto Workers walk out at the General Motors plant in Arlington.
“Auto workers saved our economy in the early 2000’s, and they have been neglected by big corporations for far too long. It’s time to make sure these workers and their families are paid what they are owed. Record profits should mean record wages for workers,” said Roland Gutierrez.
“The system in Texas is broken; Republicans have put their thumb on the scale in favor of mega business and billionaires over hard working families. Workers make the economy work and deserve their fair share. We should all demand union jobs in Texas. It’s time to fight for the freedom of workers to organize for what they deserve, instead of begging for peanuts. Every elected official should be lending their support to hard working Americans. I am proud to stand in solidarity with the United Auto Workers as they walk out in protest for better pay, better conditions, and better benefits. ”
Five thousand workers walked out of the General Motors plant in Arlington, shutting down the largest and most profitable plant. Last month, two additional plants in Carrollton and Roanoke joined the nationwide strike.