Governor Kathy Hochul showed her support for the striking members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) union by joining their picket line outside the Chrysler parts depot in Tappan on Wednesday. Waving a prominent red “UAW on strike” sign, the governor’s presence highlighted her solidarity with the union’s demands.
This move comes shortly after a historic gesture by President Biden, who on September 26 became the first sitting president to join an auto workers picket line. The president stood shoulder-to-shoulder with UAW members at GM’s Willow Run Redistribution Center in Belleville, Michigan.
The UAW began its strike on September 25, pushing for improved wages. As the strike gains momentum and garners high-profile support, negotiations between the union and American automakers continue. The outcome of these talks is being closely watched by industry experts and labor advocates alike.