DEARBORN — Yesterday, the United Auto Workers called for a nationwide strike against General Motors following the expiration of the union contract at midnight on Saturday after talks stalled in the negotiation process. In response, state Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) issued the following statement:


“Collective bargaining plays a crucial role by leveling the playing field for hardworking Michigan families. This year, the largest automaker in America made record profits, and their CEO took in a salary of over $20 million. It is imperative that the workers whose labor drives their success also get an opportunity to share in it, through better wages, affordable health care and stronger job security. I am optimistic that continued talks will come to a fair and swift conclusion, and I will continue to support our workers throughout this process and beyond.”