According to a leaked report, there have been about 60 COVID infections at the FCA Jefferson North plant and at least two workers have died since May.
The Autoworker Newsletter, published by the World Socialist Web Site, provides a voice for autoworkers and advances a fighting program to mobilize workers against the ruling class’ deadly “herd immunity” and back-to-work policies, and for the right to a good-paying, secure and safe job for all.
The WSWS Autoworker Newsletter insists that a successful fight is only possible by building new organizations of struggle, rank-and-file safety committees in the factories, democratically controlled by workers themselves and armed with a new political strategy.
In opposition to the “Buy American” nationalism and pro-capitalism of the UAW, we say workers in the US must unite with our brothers and sisters in Mexico, Canada and throughout the world against the global auto giants, and that the struggle must be based on a socialist perspective defending workers’ rights and interests—not the profit interests of the corporate and financial elite.
We encourage workers to join this fight and to send us information on workplace conditions. Contact us at email@example.com.
General Motors announced a major $2 billion investment plan to build electric vehicles at six US plants last week, stating that the investment will not include new jobs.
After 26 years working for GM, Sergio Contreras was fired after he quarantined, challenging the efforts of the corporation to cover up COVID-19 outbreaks and continue production.
Canadian autoworkers’ union rams through job-cutting agreement with Fiat-Chrysler despite strong worker opposition
Behind all the hype about jobs “saved,” Unifor is conspiring with the automakers and Canadian and Ontario governments to once again restructure the auto industry at workers’ expense.
The Autoworker Rank-and-File Safety Committee Network is a national organization of workers throughout the auto industry who have organized to oppose the unsafe working conditions enforced in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic by the auto companies and the United Auto Workers.
Faurecia Gladstone Rank-and-File Safety Committee demands two-week shutdown to stop coronavirus spread
In response to the emergence of a new cluster of coronavirus cases at the factory last week, the Faurecia Gladstone Rank-and-File Safety Committee, founded in August to oppose the spread of the contagion, inhumane working conditions and the systematic victimization of whistleblowers, has issued the following statement.
Restore the eight-hour day! Stop the move to twelve-hour shifts for skilled trades workers at Michigan FCA plant!
The following is a statement by the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant Rank-and-File Safety Committee at the Fiat Chrysler plant in suburban Detroit.
A member of the FCA Jefferson North Assembly Rank and File Safety Committee describes management’s flouting of safety protocols at the factory.
Neither the UAW nor Ford has addressed any of the safety issues inside the Kansas City Assembly plant since production restarted in May.
Faurecia Gladstone Rank-and-File Safety Committee calls for plantwide shutdown to guarantee safety during pandemic
The Faurecia Gladstone Rank-and-File Safety Committee has issued a statement calling for equal treatment to protect against COVID-19.
The claims by auto companies that they are following extensive safety protocols and testing workers exposed to COVID-19 are lies that do not withstand scrutiny.
Autoworkers are being deprived of the most basic information about the spread of infections in their workplaces.
Thousands walk out in Matamoros as Mexican government lets corporations continue production during pandemic
A year after wildcat strikes involving 70,000 workers, the maquiladora workers in Matamoros are leading the fight against the dangers workers face from Covid-19.
The coverup of COVID-19 cases by GM and hundreds of manufacturing companies across Mexico is not only sanctioned by the López Obrador government, it is part of an official policy of under-reporting cases.
Asked about how workers should respond across North America, a worker said: “Through a strike protest to demand no reopening until it’s safe and the virus has been eradicated.”
The WSWS Autoworker Newsletter urges workers to support the GM workers at the Silao, Mexico factory, who were fired for supporting the 40-day strike by GM workers in the US.
AFL-CIO, Mexican government seek to chain renewed struggles across Matamoros to “independent” trade unions
After the historic wildcat strikes earlier this year, the channeling of a resurgence of struggles behind the trade union bureaucracy poses immense dangers to the working class.