More than 2,000 GM workers go on strike in KCK

September 17, 2019 - 5:16 am

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- The General Motors strike continues. Nearly 50,000 auto workers around the nation began to picket early Monday morning for the first time in 12 years. 

That includes 2,200 hourly workers at the Fairfax Assembly Plant in Kansas City, Kansas.

United Auto Workers Local 31 President Clarence Brown said he's upset about GM's movement of resources out of the U.S. 

"Listen, this is not about wages. This is about a company that [is] closing plants in this country, the United States of America," Brown explained. 

United Auto Workers are demanding that GM provide better wages, health care and job security.

"They are shutting down plants, scattering workers and their families throughout this country. Yet they want to spend money in Mexico [and] China on things they could spend right here," Brown said. 

Brown added that there will be picket lines at the Fairfax Plant 24/7 until the strike ends.

President Trump has stated he hopes the union and GM can resolve the strike quickly. 

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