Chris Ailes, UAW Local 2209 member on the picket line

Chris Ailes, far left, a UAW Local 2209 member who transferred to the Fort Wayne Assembly Plant from a GM plant in Muncie 15 years ago, waves Sept. 16 in appreciation to a passing driver who honked loud and long to express support for pickets during their first day on strike at the company’s facility near the intersection of U.S. 24 and Interstate 69.

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