CP and YCL: Standing up with the auto workers!

BY:Communist Party USA| October 10, 2023
CP and YCL: Standing up with the auto workers!


Across the country, members of the Communist Party USA and Young Communist League are out on the picket line, supporting UAW members in their fight for a record contract!


Michigan members were ready to go in August, joining a packed house for a rally at Region 1 in Warren, MI with UAW President Shawn Fain.

They were on the scene outside an assembly plant to greet Local 900 members as soon as they walked out. Some of the Michigan members were themselves striking UAW members.

In Detroit, club members volunteered as staff for a pro-union food truck, handing out free burritos to striking Blue Cross Blue Shield workers.

Eastern PA

In the city of brotherly love, members of the Philadelphia Young Communist League have turned out to join UAW Local 644 members at the Dometic facility in Royersford, PA.


The party in Ohio has been helping to hold the line in West Chester, Toledo, and Columbus, bringing water and food with them.

A co-chair of the Toledo club even made 6 gallons of soup for the striking Jeep workers!


The 105-years-young CP veteran Bea Lumpkin was on the UAW parts distribution picket line with 2214 workers in Boilingbrook, showing solidarity as a Chicago Teachers Union retiree and discussing the importance of the strike.

“You inspire me. This strike by UAW is showing us our power,” she said.

North Carolina

In Charlotte, comrades were on the picket line at GM Parts Distribution Facility with Local 2404.


Members from the Portland, Oregon club supported UAW Local 492 on Monday, Oct. 2.

Twin Cities

Members of the Twin Cities club were also proud to help hold the line at two local parts distribution centers — with Local 722 members in Hudson, Wisconsin and with Local 125 workers in Plymouth, Minnesota. Comrades have been on the picket lines almost every day since the strike began! On October 4th, they joined Local 125 at the New Hope, Minn. auxiliary location, where a non-union employer was hosting a job fair for scabs.

“We were honored to have the opportunity to speak with workers on the picket line, some of whom have two generations of family members working at both distribution sites,” club leaders say. “All have been adversely affected by the two tier system, yet in the face of monstrous greed, UAW workers in Minnesota and Wisconsin respond with community, solidarity, and compassion.”

New Jersey

In New Jersey, members and friends of the Hudson–Bergen CP club marched through the rain in nearby Tappen, NY during the Oct. 7 national day of solidarity.

Images: photos 1–7 by CPUSA; Photo 8: Bea Lumpkin at a parts distribution picket line by March on the Boss (Twitter); Image 8-12: CPUSA.


    The Communist Party USA is a  revolutionary working-class  political party founded in 1919 in Chicago, IL. The Communist Party stands for the interests of the American working class and the American people. It stands for our interests in both the present and the future. Solidarity with workers of other countries is also part of our work. We work in coalition with the labor movement, the peace movement, the student movement, organizations fighting for equality and social justice, the environmental movement, immigrants rights groups and the health care for all campaign. But to win a better life for working families, we believe that we must go further. We believe that the American people can replace capitalism with a system that puts people before profit — socialism. We are rooted in our country's revolutionary history and its struggles for democracy. We call for "Bill of Rights" socialism, guaranteeing full individual freedoms.

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