Indianapolis Auto Workers Fight

Two more plants overwhelmingly reject UAW-Fiat Chrysler deal, ensuring its defeat

By Joseph Kishore, 30 September 2015

With a rejection of the deal now a near certainty, the UAW and the auto companies are working behind the scenes to plan the next stage in their conspiracy against autoworkers.

The Volkswagen emissions scandal

By Peter Schwarz, 23 September 2015

The unscrupulousness and criminality employed by automakers in the struggle for global market share reflect the inherent contradictions of the capitalist system.

Top GM and Fiat Chrysler negotiators depart on eve of UAW contract talks

By Shannon Jones, 18 June 2015

US automakers are reaffirming their determination to hold down labor costs.

A letter from an auto worker to Verizon workers

25 August 2011

This letter, written by one of the organizers of the Indianapolis Rank-and-File Committee, advises Verizon workers to build new organizations to carry forward the struggle against the company.

“In the mid-1980s my parents said the UAW was not for us”

Interview with Ohio auto parts worker

By Jerry White, 7 December 2010

An Ohio worker speaks about conditions in the auto parts industry, the role of the UAW and the political issues confronting the working class.

UAW President Bob King on Wall Street

By Jerry White, 19 November 2010

Standing behind General Motors CEO Dan Akerson as he rang the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange Thursday morning was United Auto Workers President Bob King.

Pakistani workers express support for Indianapolis GM rank-and-file committee

4 November 2010

Workers in Pakistan sent a message of solidarity to GM workers fighting wage cuts and the threatened closing of their plant in Indianapolis.

Wall Street expected to net billions from GM stock sale

By Jerry White, 3 November 2010

GM is touting itself as a “good buy” after the UAW aided the automaker in slashing the jobs, wages and benefits of tens of thousands of workers.

Cost-cutting yields surging profits for Ford

By Jerry White, 28 October 2010

Ford earlier this week announced third-quarter profits of $1.7 billion, up 68 percent from a year ago.

More letters to the Indianapolis GM Stamping Rank-and-File Committee

28 October 2010

The WSWS urges workers and other readers to send letters of support and solidarity to the Indianapolis rank-and-file committee.

UAW deal paves way for 100 percent low-wage workforce at Michigan GM plant

By Jerry White, 21 October 2010

The deal announced earlier this month by the UAW will allow GM to get rid its higher-paid “legacy” workers and transform workers at a suburban Detroit plant into a cheap labor workforce.

Growing workers’ rebellion against the UAW

By Jerry White, 18 October 2010

Recent struggles by auto workers in Indianapolis and Lake Orion, Michigan point to a growing rebellion against the United Auto Workers.

More letters on the Indianapolis GM Stamping Rank-and-File Committee

15 October 2010

The WSWS urges workers and other readers to send letters of support and solidarity to the Indianapolis rank-and-file committee.

For a united movement of the working class to oppose concessions and job cuts!

An open letter from the Indianapolis GM Stamping Rank-and-File Committee

11 October 2010

This appeal from the Indianapolis GM Stamping Rank-and-File Committee was sent to the World Socialist Web Site.

UAW expands drive to cut auto workers’ pay

By Jerry White, 7 October 2010

UAW officials on Sunday told workers at GM’s Lake Orion, Michigan plant that the union had agreed to a 50 percent wage cut for nearly half of the workforce, and that the rank and file had no right to even vote on the deal.

UAW, GM slash workers’ wages by half at Michigan plant

By Tom Eley, 6 October 2010

The United Auto Workers is forcing a 50 percent pay cut on workers at GM’s Lake Orion, Michigan, plant, the first time the second tier category is being imposed on current workers. Workers will not be able to vote on the deal.

Letter from Balmoral plantation workers to Indianapolis rank-and-file committee

5 October 2010

This letter was written by workers in Sri Lanka who are supporters of the Balmoral Estate Workers Action Committee.

Letters on the Indianapolis rank-and-file committee

5 October 2010

The WSWS continues to publish letters from around the world sent to workers in Indianapolis who have fought against attempts by General Motors, JD Norman, and the UAW to force through a 50 percent wage cut.

More letters to the Indianapolis rank-and-file committee

30 September 2010

These letters were sent to workers in Indianapolis who are fighting against attempts by General Motors, JD Norman, and the UAW to force through a 50 percent wage cut.

Indianapolis workers face fight against threat to close GM plant

By Jerry White, 30 September 2010

In the aftermath of their vote against a 50 percent wage cut, Indianapolis workers confront a struggle against plans by General Motors to shut their factory.

Indianapolis rank-and-file committee draws worldwide support

By Andre Damon, 29 September 2010

In the week since the World Socialist Web Site first made an appeal to its readers to send letters in support of the Indianapolis GM Stamping Rank-and-File Committee, the workers have received dozens of messages from all parts of the world expressing sympathy and solidarity with their struggle.

The way forward for Indianapolis GM workers

By Socialist Equality Party, 28 September 2010

This statement was distributed to auto workers attending a rally in Indianapolis on September 25.

More letters to the Indianapolis rank-and-file committee

28 September 2010

These letters were sent to workers in Indianapolis who are fighting against attempts by General Motors, JD Norman, and the UAW to force through a 50 percent wage cut.

More letters on the Indianapolis rank-and-file committee

25 September 2010

These letters were sent to workers in Indianapolis who are fighting against attempts by General Motors, JD Norman, and the UAW to force through a 50 percent wage cut.

Letters on the Indianapolis rank-and-file committee

25 September 2010

These letters were sent to workers in Indianapolis who are fighting against attempts by General Motors, JD Norman, and the UAW to force through a 50 percent wage cut.

Indianapolis GM workers defy UAW, vote down wage cut

By Jerry White, 24 September 2010

Defying the UAW, stamping plant workers voted overwhelmingly to oppose a 50 percent wage cut Thursday.

Letters on the Indianapolis rank-and-file committee

23 September 2010

These letters were sent to workers in Indianapolis who are fighting against attempts by General Motors, JD Norman, and the UAW to force through a 50 percent wage cut.

Support the Indianapolis GM workers!

By Andre Damon, 22 September 2010

The World Socialist Web Site calls on workers throughout the world to send letters of solidarity to the Indianapolis GM Stamping Rank-and-File Committee.

UAW holds sham “information” meetings to push Indianapolis GM wage cut

By Jerry White and Andre Damon, 21 September 2010

UAW officials are seeking to overcome widespread opposition to a 50 percent wage cut at GM’s Indianapolis stamping plant

Indianapolis GM workers fight new UAW vote on wage cut

By Jerry White, 16 September 2010

General Motors workers in Indianapolis have formed a rank-and-file committee to fight against demands by the company and the UAW that they accept a 50 percent pay cut or the closure of their plant.

Letters from auto workers on Indianapolis struggle

4 September 2010

These letters were sent to the WSWS in response to the ongoing struggle by workers in Indianapolis, Indiana to corporate and UAW-backed demands for a 50 percent wage cut.

Indianapolis GM workers pressured to vote on wage cut

By Andre Damon, 3 September 2010

In an effort to circumvent the overwhelming vote by Indianapolis GM stamping plant workers against his demand for a 50 percent wage cut, JD Norman is stepping up pressure on workers to revote.

Corporations, UAW continue campaign against Indianapolis GM workers

By Jerry White and Andre Damon, 31 August 2010

Investor JD Norman held a meeting with a small group of Indianapolis GM workers and their families on Sunday in an effort to undermine widespread opposition to his demand for a 50 percent wage cut.

Struggle by Indianapolis GM workers raises crucial issues

By Jerry White, 27 August 2010

In discussions with GM stamping plant workers in Indianapolis, a series of questions have arisen on how to take forward their fight and whether new organizations of struggle are needed to replace the UAW.

Buyer of GM Indianapolis plant demands 50 percent wage cut

Who is JD Norman?

By Jerry White, 24 August 2010

A 34-year-old former stockbroker from Chicago has demanded that GM workers work for half their wages in exchange for buying the Indianapolis stamping plant.

Indianapolis GM workers face abysmal working conditions

By Andre Damon, 21 August 2010

The Indianapolis GM stamping plant, where workers are being told to accept 50 percent wage cuts, is a run down and hazardous workplace, where sweltering heat, overwork, and the constant threat of injury are all part of the job.

Indianapolis auto workers determined to resist wage cuts

By Andre Damon and Jerry White, 19 August 2010

Workers at the General Motors Indianapolis Stamping Plant continued their standoff with GM and the United Auto Workers union, amid mounting pressure to accept demands to sharply reduce wages.

Indianapolis workers denounce GM-UAW threats

By Andre Damon, 18 August 2010

Following a rebellion against the UAW at a meeting Sunday, all the forces of the establishment have united to intimidate the workers at GM’s Indianapolis stamping plant into taking wage and benefit cuts.

Indianapolis auto workers drive UAW executives out of meeting

By Andre Damon, 17 August 2010

Workers at a GM stamping plant in Indianapolis, Indiana chased United Auto Worker executives out of a meeting Sunday, after the union demanded workers accept a contract that would cut their wages in half.