As the United Auto Workers strike at General Motors enters its fifth day, its ripple effects are being felt among suppliers and beyond as negotiations continue to stalemate.
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Nearly 50,000 union workers walked off their jobs on Sunday night, starting a nationwide strike at General Motors.
In a statement to ABC News, GM Canada said it had “seen a disruption of our vehicle assembly work at the Oshawa Assembly Plant due to the UAW strike.” The Associated Press reported that over a thousand workers have been temporarily laid off the GM plant in Oshawa, Canada, as a result of the strike.
Charlie Highlanger, 59, a GM employee shouts at passing employees entering the assembly plant outside the General Motors Bowling Green plant during the United Auto Workers (UAW) national strike in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Sept. 20, 2019.
“We plan to resume these operations as quickly as possible upon resolution of the UAW strike,” the statement added.
Back stateside, a local UAW union chapter 699 in Saginaw, Michigan, shared a message from their president warning of possible temporary layoffs in the coming days from GM supplier Nexteer Automotive, which makes s
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