2,000 Striking Auto Mechanics Say Their Whole Industry Needs Rrealignment

2,000 Striking Auto Mechanics Say Their Whole Industry Needs Rrealignment

The cost of car repairs might make your heart sink, but Chicago-area mechanics say they don’t get a fair deal from dealerships, either. On August 1, the nearly 2,000 members of Auto Mechanics Union Local 701 voted overwhelmingly to strike after rejecting a contract at the end of July. If the strike doesn’t produce the contract the union wants, many young mechanics could be facing tough decisions about their future. Better wages and faster promotion for apprentices are among the strikers’ top demands. Read More at Salon

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