Portland-area UAW Members Stand Up to Corporate Greed, to Inequality, and Strike for Economic Justice!

On September 14th, autoworkers began their historic “Stand Up Strike” by walking out of a Ford assembly plant near Detroit, a GM factory in Wentzville, Missouri, and a Jeep plant run by Stellantis in Toledo, Ohio.  The “Stand Up Strike,” as the UAW is calling it, is modeled on strikes in the 1930s, when GM workers occupied plants to protest inequality


  • Profits at Ford, GM and Stellantis have gone up 65%
  • CEO pay at the companies has gone up 40%
  • Big Three spending on stock buybacks is up 1,500%
  • Average new car prices are up 34%
  • Inflation is up 20%
  • Autoworker wages are up just 6%

    Those numbers don’t add up for workers. The Stand Up Strike will make things right.

On Monday, September 18th UAW President Shawn Fain warned the Big Three that if they refuse to make serious progress by noon on Friday, September 22, more locals will be called on to stand up and join the strike. During Friday’s update, UAW said they are making progress at the bargaining table with Ford, but time had run out for the other two automaker giants (GM and Stellantis.) UAW President Shawn Fain announced the new strike targets and invited everyone to join workers on the picket lines, “from our friends and families all the way up to the president of the United States.”

“We will be everywhere from California to Massachusetts, from Oregon to Florida,” Fain continued, and now, more than 5000 UAW members have walked out of 38 General Motors and Stellantis parts distribution centers in 20 states.

In Oregon, that means UAW members who work at the Stellantis Parts Distribution Center in Beaverton (10030 SW Allen Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005) are ON STRIKE! Monday through Saturday, 7am – 7pm

Stand with UAW members who #StandUp for all of us! Join autoworkers out on the picket line! Bring food, drink, signs, and cheer! Send us your photos, tag us in your posts, and pick up a Realtree JWJ logo shirt to wear on the picket line – just like Shawn Fain!

More actions you can take:
Tell the Big Three: Record Profit Means Record Contracts. No Exceptions!
Grab a Graphic to Share on Your Timeline!
Record a 30 second to 1-minute-long video explaining why you support UAW workers. Send the video to uawdc@uaw.net. Tag us in your video!

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