GM Parts in High Demand Following Strike
November 25, 2019—The impact of the UAW-GM strike is still being felt by auto shops around the country, reports KOAM News Now.
The strike cost General Motors nearly $2 billion in production and cost employees nearly $1 billion in wages. Now, backlogged parts are now costing consumers and auto repair and body shops time and money.
One owner, Scott McCammon, in Joplin, Mo., said one vehicle was in the shop for 28 days waiting on one part to come in.
However, shops should expect things to be back to normal in a few more weeks.
GM workers won their fight on pay raises and factory investments, but the union negotiators were not able to get GM to move production from Mexico to a factory in Ohio.