Opinion: GM strike part of larger movement by working people

In 2009, when GM was at the brink of bankruptcy and the nation faced economic recession, the hardworking men and women of the UAW stood up and made concessions in order to save their company. And it worked.

Today, GM is selling millions of vehicles and making billions of dollars in profit. The company has climbed back to a place of prominence, lifted by the labor of the women and men on the factory floor. However, while these union members stood up to share in the sacrifice when times were tough, GM has not been willing to stand up for them and fully share in the prosperity of the good times that workers were instrumental in creating.