Interviews and On-the-spot reports
15 June 2008
The World Socialist Web Site interviewed workers and professionals in Detroit about the worsening social conditions as gas prices and food prices soar through the roof. In this clip, our reporters spoke with Jada Browning a young mother of three who recently lost her job.
15 June 2008
The World Socialist Web Site interviewed workers and professionals in Detroit about the worsening social conditions as gas prices and food prices soar through the roof. In this clip, Larry Porter speaks with Barbara Johnson, a teacher.
19 May 2008
The World Socialist Web Site spoke with American Axle strikers in Detroit on May 18 and 19 about the wage-cutting agreement signed by the UAW.
18 May 2008
American Axle strikers, who have been on strike for nearly three months, denounced the sellout contract handed down by the UAW today at an informational meeting in Detroit.
30 April 2008
The American Axle strike enters a tenth week. It will soon exceed the length of the historic strike against GM in 1970. This week workers circulated a petition to the UAW requesting an increase in strike pay from $200 per week to $300. The WSWS spoke to workers on the picket lines in Detroit.
24 April 2008
On Thursday, April 24, 2008, auto workers on strike at American Axle rallied in Detroit outside a shareholders meeting of the company where Richard Dauch, CEO, reiterated company demands for pay cuts amounting to more than half the workers wages and benefits. Detroit police were mobilized in force with two dozen squad cars, a bus to transport prisoners, and a special riot control squad armed with firearms and large canisters of mace.
14 March 2008
Several striking auto workers in Detroit were arrested on the picket line at American Axle and Manufacturing on Friday morning, March 14, as the company moved a number of semis through the picket lines. Local police and the local media outlets had been mobilized in force in an obvious, orchestrated effort to provoke a confrontation and force an end to the strike.