WATCH: UAW Kid Denied Cancer Treatment After GM Cuts off Healthcare

UAW Local 1005 Chairman Al Tiller (Zach D. Roberts)

CLEVELAND – Yesterday, General Motors made the unexpected decision to cut off healthcare to employees out on strike. In previous strikes, GM had never done this. However, GM is playing hardball now. 

The result of them cutting off health insurance is that UAW members and their families with chronic health conditions are being denied care.

In Parma, Ohio, one UAW member’s kid couldn’t even get cancer treatment as a result of GM’s tactic. Many union leaders worry that someone may die as a result of GM’s decision as people put off doctor’s visits. 

Watch UAW Local 1005 Chairman Al Tiller talk about how one member’s kid was unable to get cancer treatment. 

However, GM’s hardball tactics are increasing the resolve of workers to soldier on as they are angry about GM’s callous actions. 

“They are trying their best to break us, but what they don’t realize is that the more they push, they thought they were gonna divide and conquer the more we are uniting,” says Al Tiller.

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Mike Elk
Mike Elk is an Emmy-nominated labor reporter, who covered everything from the Brazilian labor movement to major league baseball and spent years covering union organizing in the South for The Guardian. In 2015, he used his NLRB settlement from being fired illegally for union organizing at Politico to start the crowd-funded Payday Report. He lives in his hometown of Pittsburgh but speaks Portuguese which he learned in journalism school in Rio de Janerio. Email: [email protected]

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