Brown Statement on GM Decision to Reverse Course, Continue Providing Striking Workers with Health Care

Senator: GM Only Caved Because of Public Pressure – Further Proof we Must Keep Fighting

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today released a statement following the news that GM would reverse course and continue providing striking workers with health care. Last week, GM announced that it would resort to dirty tactics and cut off striking workers’ health insurance.

Brown has blasted GM’s actions throughout the strike and has met with workers on the picket line as they fight for fairer compensation and better working conditions. Brown has heard the stories of workers whose families are struggling due to their health insurance being cancelled. The Senator also took to the Senate floor last week to urge GM to work toward a bargaining agreement that honors the Dignity of Work.

“GM only reversed course and decided to give striking workers their health insurance after public pressure forced the company to do the right thing. This is further proof that we must keep fighting and holding GM accountable for how it treats workers. Now GM needs to agree to a contract that honors the Dignity of Work – and we’ll keep fighting until that happens.”