Reno, Nev. – This weekend in Reno, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined UAW Local 2162 members on the picket line outside the General Motors (GM) Distribution Facility in Stead to support workers demanding fair wages and benefits in Northern Nevada and nationwide during the UAW strike.
The strike, which began on September 15, is the first time in history the UAW is striking all three of the Big Three auto makers—Ford, GM, and Stellantis—at the same time.
“I am proud to stand with Nevada UAW workers fighting for the fair wages and benefits workers deserve,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “UAW members made major sacrifices to save the auto industry during the financial crisis, and they should benefit from the historic profits these companies are seeing today. I grew up in a union household, and I’ll always stand with organized labor and the working families they support.”
The proud daughter of a Teamster, Senator Cortez Masto has been a champion for workers’ rights throughout her career in the Senate. She is an original cosponsor of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act to strengthen protections for workers’ right to organize a union and bargain for higher wages, better benefits, and safer working conditions.