U.S. auto union UAW expands strike against GM

(Xinhua) 08:27, October 30, 2023

CHICAGO, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- The United Auto Workers (UAW) expanded its strike against General Motors Co. Saturday evening, putting nearly 4,000 workers at GM's Spring Hill Assembly Plant in the U.S. state of Tennessee on strike.

This came shortly after the UAW reached a tentative agreement with Stellantis NV, local media reported. The plant is GM's largest manufacturing facility in North America, producing the Cadillac XT5, XT6, all-electric Lyriq and the GMC Acadia.

GM Spring Hill Assembly Plant's propulsion manufacturing operations feeds multiple plants not on strike or laid-off, local media reported. GM previously had nearly 15,000 autoworkers on strike. With the strike expansion, it now has some 19,000 workers on strike.

GM is now the only one among the Big Three U.S. automakers that the UAW is still striking against, as the strike launched on Sept. 14 enters the 44th day on Saturday.

"We are disappointed by the UAW's action in light of the progress we have made," GM said in a statement shared by spokesperson David Barnas Saturday evening. "We have continued to bargain in good faith with the UAW, and our goal remains to reach an agreement as quickly as possible."

(Web editor: Tian Yi, Liang Jun)


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