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Columbia politicians collect donations for United Auto Workers strike

Democratic politicians collect donations for United Auto Workers on strike.
Democratic politicians collect donations for United Auto Workers on strike.


Saturday marks one full month of the united auto workers strike.

Four Columbia state house representatives were collecting donations Saturday afternoon for the picketing union workers. Several car factories nation-wide are striking until a deal is met between the union and auto-manufacturers.

The four democratic house members representing Columbia were collecting donations outside the Second Baptist Church on Broadway this afternoon. Rep. Kathy Steinhoff, Rep. David Tyson Smith, Rep. Doug Mann and Rep. Adrian Plank were all there. They were collecting money and supplies for a "Fill the Truck" fundraiser through the Second Baptist Church and a $5 For the Fight fundraiser.

Yesterday, the president of the United Auto Workers union said he's not announcing any more strikes just yet.

"But we are prepared at any time to call on more locals to stand up and walk out. As always, i want to first take time to honor our uaw family that's currently on strike," said UAW President Shawn Fain.

Ford's latest statement on the strike called it "irresponsible" and says the union's choice to add more plants to the strike "carries serious consequences."

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