Corp. Moraine, OH, assembly plant becomes the auto maker’s fifth production facility to be idled as a result of the United Auto Workers union strike against & Manufacturing Holdings Inc.
The Moraine plant, which builds the Chevrolet Trailblazer and GMC Envoy SUVs, is expected to run out of parts supplied by AAM during today’s second shift.
However, employees are expected to show up for work Tuesday for training, GM spokesman Tom Wickham says.
To date, the strike also has led to the shutdown of GM plants in Pontiac and Flint (MI); Fort Wayne (IN), and Oshawa, ON, Canada. With the exception of Moraine, all build the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra fullsize pickups, which share their GMT900 platform with several fullsize GM SUVS.
GM’s GMT900 programs account for some 70% of AAM’s business.
The supplier strike, which began Feb. 26, was called following the expiration of a 4-year labor contract between the UAW and AAM. The two sides disagree over a new contract proposed by AAM that calls for wage reductions of up to $14 an hour.