SAN FRANCISCO, CA (September 15, 2023)—The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) issued the following statement in solidarity with the United Auto Workers (UAW):
The ILWU stands in solidarity with the United Auto Workers who are fighting for fair wages that reflect the value of their hard work, skill, and the enormous profits they generate for the Big Three automakers and for a work-life balance that allows workers to spend time with their families.
“For too long, the working class has been denied a fair share of the wealth that their labor produces,” said ILWU International President Willie Adams. “Workers are fed up watching the profits they produce go directly into the pockets of CEOs while their own piece of the pie gets smaller. The UAW membership is standing up against corporate greed and fighting for a fair and equitable contract and the ILWU stands with the UAW. An injury to one is an injury to all.”