May 14, 2012
The UAW International has helped organize rallies protesting people’s houses being foreclosed. It is certainly true that the banks are behind the mortgage crisis. And it is certainly right to protest foreclosures.
But today, people working for lower wages, which the top UAW leadership pushed through, may not even be able to buy a home in the first place.
Auto workers haven’t had a raise in nine years, and some of us are struggling to hold on to our homes.
The best way to fight foreclosures, is to fight against concession policies that lead to people losing their homes. The best way is to organize a fight so everyone has a decent standard of living.