UAW escalates strike against lone holdout GM after landing tentative pacts with Stellantis and Ford
DETROIT, MI (AP)— The United Auto Workers union has widened its strike against General Motors, the lone holdout among the three Detroit automakers, after reaching a tentative contract agreement with Jeep maker Stellantis.
The escalated walkout began Saturday at a Spring Hill, Tennessee plant - GM’s largest in North America, just hours after the Stellantis deal was reached.
The added pressure on GM is substantial, as Spring Hill makes engines for other plants in addition to big-ticket vehicles like the GMC Acadia and Cadillac crossover SUVs.
The UAW said the Stellantis deal mirrors one reached last week with Ford and saves jobs at an Illinois factory that Stellantis had planned to close.