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The GM strike and America's health-care burden; Medicare-for-all would resolve at least one of the bargaining points.

Sep 18, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

Almost 50,000 General Motors workers represented by the United Auto Workers union went on strike just after midnight on Monday. At issue: Workers want the Big Three automakers to address pay disparities that trace back to the Great Recession (people hired before 2007 earn more than those who came on after). The companies can certainly afford that, given that GM's profits alone topped $8.1 billion in 2018. And, since this is the United States in 2019, do I need to tell you that health care is als...