Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., praised automobile workers who are striking against their corporate employers on Sunday, saying the workers are suffering from “corporate greed.”
Sanders made the statement during a Sunday morning appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” with host Jake Tapper. The United Auto Workers (UAW) strike against the “Big 3” automakers – Ford, GM and Stellantis – reached its third day on Sunday.
“Sen. Sanders, Vice President Pence was on the show earlier. He said, when I asked him about the fact that the CEOs make multiples more than their average workers, 362 times more in the case of Ford – I said, do you think that’s fair? He said CEO pay is up to free enterprise. It’s up to shareholders, not the government,” Tapper said. “What’s your response?”
“I strongly disagree,” Sanders began. “The American people are sick and tired, in my view, Jake – and I have been all over this country – they are sick and tired of corporate greed, in which the very richest people are becoming richer. The head of General Motors now makes $29 million a year, and yet, if you go – if you’re a new worker in the Big Three, you make less than $17 an hour.”
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