Rally to support UAW workers held in Marquette

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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - The UP Regional Labor Federation showed their support for the United Automobile Workers Friday morning.

Upper Peninsula Regional Labor Federation rallied in front of Marquette's U.S. Post Office to support UAW workers in GM strike.

Over twenty UPRLF members rallied together with Michigan AFL-CIO President Ron Bieber in front of the US Post Office in Downtown Marquette.

They stood in solidarity with UAW strike against General Motors. It’s the fourth week of the longest running UAW strike since 1985.

Bieber was in town for the UP Labor Hall of Fame when he decided to join forces with UPRLF.

"Let's do something to show our brothers and sisters in the UAW that we stand with them and we're going to have their backs in their fight for fair and just contract," said Bieber.

UAW workers continue to strike for better pay levels and profit sharing formulas. They are also demanding changes to the use of temporary workers, bringing jobs back from Mexico, and the union's demand that GM keep open plants that have been scheduled for closure.

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