CLEVELAND, OH — Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) issued the following statement urging GM and UAW to continue working toward a bargaining agreement that honors the Dignity of Work after GM autoworkers across the country went on strike today as they push GM for fairer compensation and working conditions.

“All workers have the right to stand up for fair wages, better working conditions, and increased investments for plants in their local communities, including communities like Lordstown who have been hurt by GM’s recent restructuring. Autoworkers stood up and made sacrifices to help save GM when times were tough. All they are asking for is their fair share now that times are good. I urge GM to agree to a contract that honors the Dignity of Work and that helps Ohio autoworkers, communities and families who all help drive the success of the auto industry in Ohio and across the country.”