- Aug 21, 2003
Tens of thousands of auto workers across the country went on strike Sunday night after negotiations faltered between their union and General Motors.
The strike began at 11:59 p.m. ET., with as many as 50,000 United Auto Workers at dozens of facilities from Michigan to Texas expected to participate.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/tens-thousands-general-motors-auto-workers-go-strike-n1054701The move could cost hundreds of millions of dollars. A two-day strike in 2007 — the last time the UAW called such a work stoppage — cost General Motors more than $600 million.
The automakers seem in increasingly tight spots with production overcapacity, regulatory uncertainty, a trade war, and growing labor unrest. I presume Trump, as a staunch populist, will eventually blame the union.