Manufacturing Companies and Unions Take Public Stances on Protests

June 5, 2020
Boeing, GM, Milliken, UAW and others make public statements condemning intolerance and racism.

Image: The United Steelworkers has launched a letter-writing campaign, encouraging members and sympathizers to write to the attorneys general of Minnesota, Georgia, and Kentucky.

The past week has inspired a flurry of corporate responses as companies and unions have pushed to demonstrate their own commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion as protests over the deaths of Black Americans in police custody have continued to roil in all 50 states. Of those companies, manufacturers have not been silent.

To provide a sample of what responses to the current unrest look like in the manufacturing industry, here are the responses released by 9 manufacturing companies and 3 unions representing manufacturing workers.

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