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Area businesses offering a break to strikers

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Posted at 3:00 PM, Sep 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-26 15:00:04-04

LANSING, Mich. — The nationwide strike between the UAW and General Motors is now on day 11.

Some strikers are struggling to make ends meet and any kind of help is more than appreciated.

On Thursday, September 26, Rep. Sarah Anthony (D-Lansing) talked to area businesses to offer union members a break.

“I am proud to be the daughter of two UAW members, so I understand through my own family’s experiences the importance of joining together to fight for positive work conditions and the ability to build a happy, healthy and successful life,” said Anthony. “As these courageous UAW strikers persevere through this temporary hardship, they still have bills to pay, mouths to feed, and a future to worry about. I’m optimistic that our local businesses will join together to support thousands of our neighbors who contribute greatly to our community as the strike continues.”

The Lansing area is home to two GM plants that employ about 4,000 UAW members.

During negotiations, workers don't receive regular wages which can lead to hardship.

The following businesses have started to offer discounts to UAW members and their families during the strike, according to Anthony:
Royal Scot Golf & Bowl
Sidebar East Lansing
Toarmina’s Pizza
The People’s Kitchen

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