Loosing Another Round
Against The Current vol. 135

The Editors
Date Written:  2008-07-01
Publisher:  Against The Current
Year Published:  2008
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13421

The strike at American Axle, which we reported on in ATC 134, ended when workers voted to go back under a concessionary agreement. The 25% who voted no didn’t feel they were close to winning but they said they couldn’t look themselves in the mirror if they voted yes. Yet the strike idled nearly three dozen assembly plants and put enormous pressure on GM. The UAW did not develop a longterm relationship with the union at the AAM plant in Mexico. All during the strike that plant produced 6,000 axles a day, thus enabling GM to keep some production going.

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