On June 7, 2,900 autoworkers at the sprawling Volvo Trucks North American plant at Dublin, Virginia, walked off the job joining the picket line. This is the second strike at the plant. The current struggle at Volvo has been ongoing since February.
Workers have voted down two unacceptable contract proposals by wide margins.
The Brazilian Labor and People’s Federation CSP-Conlutas and its affiliated unions and social movements stand in solidarity with the brave workers of the automobile industry on strike at Volvo.
We welcome the strike for taking a stand to end the divisive tiered pay schemes, to stop unsafe and unhealthy work schedules, to increase wages as inflation increases, to safeguard seniority rights, and to defend and improve health care benefits for both current and retired workers under attack by the bosses.
The unity and determination demonstrated by twice by strikers voting down unacceptable contract proposals by overwhelming margins is an inspiration to workers across the world. From Brazil, CSP-Conlutas urges everyone to join your 24-hour picket lines and also send messages of solidarity.
Download CSP-Conlutas motion HERE.
Victory to the Dublin, Virginia autoworkers!