Labor Strike Upsets Automakers and Beyond
After years of instability and uncertainty, this summer, supply chains finally seemed to get back on track. Inventories increased, shipping delays subsided and employers rehired staff. But about a week ago, the United Auto Workers — the labor union that staffs the Detroit Three — went on strike. It’s the first time there’s been a strike against Ford, GM and Stellantis (the parent company of Jeep and Chrysler) at the same time.