The UAW strike is shifting to a higher gear, and this time, it’s hitting a critical GM assembly plant. If you’re a die-hard fan of GM trucks and SUVs, you won’t want to miss how this latest twist could throw a wrench in your plans. Read on for the most current, fact-based insights that every GM enthusiast needs to know.
UAW: The Strike Expands
The United Auto Workers (UAW) union has just expanded its strike to include the General Motors Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant in Michigan. This plant is a significant player in GM’s lineup, employing around 2,500 workers and responsible for producing popular family SUVs like the Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave.
Lansing Delta Township: A Key Player
According to GM’s official website, this assembly plant is GM’s newest in the United States and has the capacity to produce up to 800 vehicles per day. Any disruption here could have a substantial impact on GM’s overall production and availability of these SUV models.
Recap: The State of the UAW Strike at GM
The strike initially began affecting one assembly plant from GM, Ford, and Stellantis each. However, it quickly escalated, targeting GM and Stellantis distribution facilities in 20 states. As of now, the strike has expanded to include key GM facilities, including the Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant.
The strike is now in its third week, and the UAW has ramped up its efforts by bringing the total number of striking workers to 25,000. While the strike also affects other brands, its impact on GM is particularly significant. Analysts estimate that GM could lose as much as $15,000 per vehicle on each of their large pickup truck models due to the strike if the UAW closes a full-size pickup assembly plant. This may happen next week if the strike continues.
What Does This Mean for GM Owners?
If you’re planning to purchase a new GM vehicle or need parts for your current one, prepare for potential delays and shortages. The strike’s expansion to key facilities like Lansing Delta Township could lead to decreased availability and even price hikes.
The strike at Lansing Delta also puts a snag in the launch of the all new Chevrolet Traverse, scheduled to hit the roads in 2024. The complete impact, however, is not known.
UAW Strike Is Expanding Every Week
The UAW strike is more than just a labor dispute; it’s a significant event that could have far-reaching implications for GM owners and enthusiasts. With key plants like Lansing Delta Township now on strike, the situation has become critical. Keep an eye on this space for more updates. Will the UAW take down one of GM’s full-size pickup plants next?