The United Auto Workers (UAW) has expanded its strike against Stellantis, hitting a pickup truck plant in Warren, Michigan. The strike, which began on October 17, 2023, is now in its fourth week.
The UAW is striking for better wages, benefits, and working conditions. The union is also demanding that Stellantis invest in its US plants and create new jobs.
Stellantis has said that it is committed to negotiating a fair contract with the UAW. However, the company has also said that it needs to make changes to its US operations in order to remain competitive.
The strike is having a significant impact on Stellantis’ production. The company has already lost production of over 150,000 vehicles due to the strike. The strike is also costing Stellantis an estimated $50 million per day.
The strike is also having a ripple effect on other businesses in the automotive industry. For example, suppliers to Stellantis are also losing money due to the strike.
The strike is expected to continue until the UAW and Stellantis reach a new contract agreement. It is unclear how long this will take.