Washington — Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear issued the following statement in response to the United Auto Worker's decision to strike at all three Detroit car companies:
“Is this what the most pro-union president in history wants for America? Putting companies out of business, people out of jobs, work stoppages and now crippling strikes? If this is our future, we want nothing to do with it.
"Does anyone think demanding a 40% pay raise is reasonable, let alone realistic? Nor is a four-day work week, paid at 40 hours. How exactly do you assemble vehicles without your employees present?
"The UAW needs to stop showboating off the heels of this administration's union-biased agenda, come to the table, and put our nation's economy first."