The union is also concerned about job security because of recent GM plant closures. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All healthcare plan aims to make it so that no one is reliant on their job to have medical insurance.

According to the UAW, the strike fund covers prescription drugs for workers on strike but not dental, vision, or accident insurance.


Ted Krumm, national bargaining committee chair of UAW Local 652, said: “Our members have spoken; we have taken action; and this is a decision we did not make lightly. We are committed to a strong contract at GM that recognizes our UAW members, who make some of the greatest products in the world and make GM so profitable.”

In 2018, GM CEO Mary Barra earned $21.87 million.