potential GM strike tomorrow morning

Some workers at four Michigan plants have been working without a contract for a year. They have called a strike for 10am tomorrow. Other UAW workers in the plants are required to cross the picket lines and report to work. Who will fill the striker’s jobs? If they are not filled, production stops.

GM subsidiary workers at Michigan plants prepare to strike

“If they walk off it’s going to affect the GM workers within hours,” this person said. “I don’t know if GM will have their supervisors run parts to the line. The subsystems people sequence the parts for the orders and when the line runs out those workers take them to the line.”

The subsystem workers have been working on a contract that expired more than a year ago and, “GM won’t come to terms with a contract for them,” the person said.