Autoworkers strike expands again with walkout at GM SUV plant
The United Auto Workers union is expanding their strike against General Motors, with thousands of auto workers now walking out at a GM SUV plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
The strike, which began on September 16, has seen auto workers from over 60 GM factories and parts warehouses across the United States walk out. They are seeking better pay, job security, and improved benefits for temporary workers.
At the plant in Kentucky, workers produce the GMC Acadia and Cadillac XT5 SUVs. Saturday morning saw a large crowd of strikers gathered outside the facility, chanting and displaying signs demanding better treatment.
Though the other GM facilities that have gone on strike have been in Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana, the plant in Kentucky is the first from outside of these states to walk out.
Though the strike has been a major disruption for GM’s production and profits, the automaker has thus far stood firm in refusing to budge on the union’s demands. The UAW has, however, stated that they are still available for negotiations anytime GM is ready to sit down.