Online Meeting – U.S. and Brazil: Autoworkers Fight Back!

Thurs. Sept 28 at 7PM EDT

Register here: Autoworkers Fight Back! 

Hosted by the Workers’ Voice Industrial Workers Committee

The UAW is on strike against the Big 3 automakers. At the same time General Motors workers in Sao Jose de Campos, Brazil are also fighting for a good contract. Workers everywhere are setting an example that withholding our labor is a powerful weapon to take on the bosses and win concessions.

The UAW strike is one example of the many ways in which the working class is fighting back against capitalist exploitation, but how are industrial workers building international solidarity? How are auto workers fighting the attacks on wages, healthcare, factory closures, and working conditions? What does it mean for the working class that trade unionists are linking with activists in the broader environmental and social justice movements? Join us for a discussion on how these workers are challenging the greed of some of the wealthiest companies in the world.


Marcelina Pedraza is a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and United Auto Workers Local 551 at Ford Chicago Assembly Plant. She is also a member of UAWD, (Unite All Workers for Democracy) and environmental activist in the Southeast side of Chicago.

Luiz Carlos Prates is on the National Executive Secretariat of the 2 million member union federation CSP – Conlutas and auto worker at General Motors dismissed by the company in 2022 for union activity. 

Herbert Claros Da Silva is an aerospace worker from Embraer. Leader of Sindicato dos Metalúrgicos de São José dos Campos e Região. Responsible for International Relations and member of Executive Board of CSP-Conlutas.

The meeting will be presented with simultaneous translation in three languages: English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Download the leaflet to distribute on UAW picket lines, click here
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