Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) released the following statements after his visit with workers on strike at the General Motors plant in Wentzville, Mo. to stand with them and protect American jobs.
Privilege to visit the picket line in Wentzville today - these workers deserve better pay, better benefits, and a GUARANTEE their jobs will stay in America pic.twitter.com/Pq2xoX1F3A— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) September 25, 2023
These companies are making billions in profits - and spending billions on idiotic “climate change” initiatives that make China rich and kill American jobs. Spend that money on American workers— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) September 25, 2023
One worker told me it takes three paychecks to make his rent payment in St. Charles County - and he has a wife and three kids to support. Meanwhile, the GM CEO makes $30+ million— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) September 25, 2023
Another worker told me he works Mon-Sat and is often asked to work Sundays also. No time for family or church. That’s wrong— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) September 25, 2023
America made these huge corporations what they are. Now they owe some loyalty - and basic fairness - to American workers. Stop offshoring. Stop investing in China. Stop making American workers compete with slave labor. Invest in America— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) September 25, 2023
I talked to workers who had been in Wentzville for 40 years - and workers who had just started. The message was the same: give us a chance to take care of our families and have a future pic.twitter.com/6f6dbSnDwZ— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) September 25, 2023
Senator Hawley has continually supported the autoworkers throughout their strike for better hours, higher pay, and job security in America.
In December 2022, Senator Hawley stood with and voted to support rail workers as they sought a fair deal with sick leave.
Senator Hawley continues to fight for American workers, working to keep our jobs here in the U.S. and stop the reliance on foreign supply chains for critical goods.