Durbin Joins UAW Picket Line in Bolingbrook

BOLINGBROOK – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today showed his support for striking United Auto Workers (UAW) by joining them on the picket line at General Motors in Bolingbrook, Illinois.

“The ongoing strike led by UAW is a vivid reminder of the power and resilience of American workers,” said Durbin. “These men and women who build the cars and trucks that drive our country forward are the backbone of our manufacturing sector, and their dedication and skill have made America a global leader in automotive innovation. I urge UAW and the Big Three to work towards a resolution that safeguards the rights and dignity of our auto workforce, and finally gives them a share in the success they’ve helped to create.”

In July, UAW and the Big Three Automakers—General Motors, Ford, and Stellantis—began contract negotiations to determine their next four-year labor deal. Their contract expired on September 14, and the union began targeted strikes the next day, starting in Ohio, Michigan, and Missouri. On Friday, strikes expanded to 38 locations in 20 states, including Illinois, at General Motors and Stellantis.