St. Louis-area unions provided key support to striking UAW Local 2250 members
By SHERI GASSAWAY Missouri Correspondent
Wentzville, MO – Several members from various St. Louis area unions stepped up to help striking UAW Local 2250 members as they took part in the UAW Stand Up Strike – the first ever to target all three American automakers.
Local 2250 members who work at the GM Assembly plant in Wentzville were among the first in the series of targeted strikes against the Big Three automakers that resulted in tentative agreements with General Motors, Ford and Stellantis. The latest, with GM, was announced Monday, Oct. 30.
The tentative agreement with GM, the largest U.S. car company by sales, requires approval by the union council that oversees negotiations with the company, and ratification by a majority of its 46,000 UAW workers, as do the tentative agreements with Ford and Stellantis.
Local unions and their members were key in supporting Local 2250 members during the strike. Here are a few samplings of those efforts.