Corp. is looking to resume operation later today at its Delta Township, MI, cross/utility vehicle plant, shut down at 10 a.m. after a strike at one of its suppliers left it short of parts.
GM is planning partial production for today’s second shift and has told Thursday’s first shift to report as regularly scheduled, Reuters says.
However, the Delta Township plant is facing a strike deadline of its own. Workers there could walk out as early as 10 a.m. tomorrow if an agreement on a new local contract is not reached with the United Auto Workers union.
About 90 UAW-represented employees at Alliance Interiors LLC in nearby Lansing, MI, walked off the job Tuesday night. The union has been in negotiations with the supplier on a new contract since May 2007.
GM’s Delta Township plant produces the Saturn Outlook, Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia midsize CUVs. About 750 of the vehicles are built daily.
GM also has had to halt production at several other truck plants over the past few weeks as a result of a strike at supplier& Mfg. Inc. That strike has cost GM production of more than 50,000 vehicles so far in April.