As the United Auto Workers strike on GM plants continues, the fallout isn’t looking pretty, no matter which side you agree with. The strike has lasted almost a month, causing dealerships to fear they’ll run out of certain trucks and SUVs soon. Reportedly, production for the C8 Corvette is being held up because of the lack of line workers, and that’s not all.
A new report claims Chevrolet’s booth at SEMA in Las Vegas will be on the lean side this year. Muscle Cars & Trucks claims several concept cars and trucks might not be ready for the Nov. 5 start of the show. No, the concepts aren’t being built on production lines, but the independent shops making them depend on parts that aren’t in supply as a result.
UAW is looking to change the course of General Motors’ market moves. Car and Driver says the union is demanding GM stops importing all cars assembled in foreign countries. It also wants the automaker to stop pushing toward electrification, period. Both of these moves are being made to ensure job security for assembly line workers.
There’s no real indication of who’s going to flinch first, but GM and UAW are most definitely playing a game of chicken. Will the automaker allow the union to start dictating market decisions? That most definitely wouldn’t please investors, causing a serious financial situation. But making cars without workers is also impossible.