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September 15, 2023


DETROIT – Today, ACLU of Michigan Executive Director Loren Khogali issued the following statement in support of the United Auto Workers, who went on strike late Thursday when a new contract agreement was not reached with Detroit auto companies General Motors, Ford Motor Company, and Stellantis: 

“We support the United Auto Workers, who have the right to use their collective power to organize and fight for fair wages and benefits, and humane working conditions. Unions facilitate and enhance the ability of their members to exercise core civil liberties, including First Amendment rights of speech, association, and petition. Collective action, like that of the striking UAW workers, is necessary to protect the individual rights of working people. The ACLU has a long history of supporting the right of workers to unionize and to use their collective power, and we will continue to champion these rights.”