Sep 15, 2023
US car firms face strike as contract talks hit deadline
The strike will start from midnight eastern time at GM's Wentzville mid-size truck plant, Ford's Bronco plant in Michigan, the Toledo Jeep plant owned by Stellantis. Workers said the companies could afford to be more generous, after years of record profits. A 10-day strike by all workers at the three firms could cost the car companies nearly $1bn and workers nearly $900m in lost wages, according to estimates by the Anderson Economic Group. Labour tensions in the US have been rising, as a tight labour market and pay hit by rising prices embolden workers. The last time the car industry faced a strike was in 2019, when workers at General Motors walked off the job for six weeks.
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