MARK LEVIN (HOST): The UAW union is expanding its strike to 38 more facilities. They're located in 20 states across the US. The escalation would spare Ford Motor Company. UAW President Shawn Fain praised Ford in a Facebook live stream on Friday for showing it is serious about reaching a deal. The union is currently on strike at one Ford factory in Michigan. And this is what I mean, that no one entity, whether it's a union or a company, should have this kind of power. Okay, you know what? Ford, we're gonna reward you because maybe you're buckling a little faster and a little bigger than the others. You are the guys, we're gonna really punish you. I'm sorry, folks. I'm not into this. The strike, which began September 14, is the first time the UAW has staged walkouts at all three of the big three manufacturers.
And this guy Fain said the expansion of the strike is a response to a lack of progress with GM and Stellantis. They were offered 21 percent increases, that wasn't enough. AFL-CIO, which is the umbrella unit, auto workers at 38 UAW GM Stellantis plants are being called on to strike due to the lack of progress. Quote, we will shut down parts distribution until those two companies come to their senses. Says one man, like he's -- I don't know, like he's Mussolini. Making demands, making threats, trying to bully.
Why aren't our antitrust laws applied to major unions? Why are they only applied to major corporations? What's in the best interest of 330,000,000 Americans? That some tiny percentage of the workforce can affect all the rest of the members of the workforce in a very negative way and every single consumer? What kind of theory of economics, what kind of model is that? Don't tell me that's for the people. This president or this -- this boss of the UAW is a thug. You either meet his demands or he's gonna punish the country. No person like that should have this kind of power. No elected person should have this kind of power.