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the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

GM Backtracks on Its Health Coverage Threat

Sep 30, 2019

Less than two days into the UAW workers’ strike against GM, GM announced it was dumping health care coverage for striking workers.

But if this was a calculated move on the part of GM to discourage striking workers, it backfired. Big time.

“Heartless and  unconscionable.” “Ruthless and cutthroat.” “Pouring gasoline on the fire.” These were just some of the responses to this ugly move.

So a week later, GM had to eat crow, and reversed its decision, publicly saying, “This is truly an attempt to do what’s right for our employees.” Really? Or was GM trying to polish off their tarnished reputation?!