Bernie to CEOs at UAW Strike Rally: ‘Time to End Your Greed’

Bernie to CEOs at UAW Strike Rally: ‘Time to End Your Greed’

September 18, 2023

Friday during the first day of the United Auto Workers (UAW) union’s “Stand Up” strikes against General Motors, lifelong communist Sen. Bernie Sanders addressed striking employees in Detroit, Michigan, calling out automaker CEOs to “end their greed.”

“The fight that you are waging here is not only about decent wages, decent benefits and decent working conditions in the automobile industry,” Sander’s said. “No. The fight you are waging is a fight against the outrageous level of corporate greed and arrogance that we are seeing on the part of CEOs who think they have a right to have it all and could [not] care less about the needs of their workers.”

Sanders continued to torch General Motors CEO Mary Barra, Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares and Ford CEO Jim Farley saying that they, “make out like bandits.”

“We refuse to live in an oligarchy,” Sanders said. “We refuse to accept a society in which so few have so much and so many have so little.”

“I would like to say a word to the CEOs of General Motors, Ford and Stellantis. Understand, CEOs, the enormous financial sacrifices your workers have made over the years,” he added.

“It is time for you to end your greed,” Sanders continued. “It is time for you to treat your employees with the respect and dignity they deserve. It is time to sit down and negotiate a fair contract.”

“It seems to me that, if new technology is going to make us a more productive society, the benefits should go to the workers,” he concluded.

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