11 Tenn. GM Strikers Arrested – Payday Going Down to Investigate

This week, 11 GM strikers were arrested at GM’s plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee for blocking a scab from entering the plant.

According to a video released by a fellow striker, the arrests appear to be “bullshit”. The story is a big deal in the press in Tennessee. Anti-union forces are using it to defame unions in Tennessee. The Spring Hill plant is a little less than 2 hours away from the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, where workers are still fighting to unionize after losing by only 29 voters in June.

So, Payday has decided to go back to Tennessee, where we found out and present an accurate story of what’s happening in Tennessee.

This trip will be expensive and likely cost $600-700 in airfare and hotel accommodations, but setting the record straight could pay huge dividends for the labor movement.

So donate and help us cover the costs of covering the truth about whats happening to workers in Tennessee.

Love and Solidarity,

Melk

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A Sidney-award winning labor reporter, Mike Elk is the founder of Payday Report and also covers labor and immigration for The Guardian. In 2015, he was illegally fired for union organizing as Politico’s senior labor reporter and used his $70,000 NLRB settlement to start Payday. The son of United Electrical Workers (UE) Director of Organization Gene Elk, he lives in his hometown of Pittsburgh He can be reached at Melk@PaydayReport.com