Local 12: UAW strike expands into Cincinnati region
UC economist says strike will have wide-ranging effects on the industry
The strike by the UAW has expanded to 38 locations in 20 states, including General Motors’ West Chester, Ohio, distribution center. The plant in West Chester is responsible for shipping car parts to auto repair shops and car dealerships across the region.
Mechanics already had faced difficulties in getting parts as supply chain problems from the COVID-19 pandemic have persisted. Now, it could take even longer.
“I think that’s part of the design of this strike, is that by even only a handful of workers, a hundred or so here in the region, the spillover effects are going to be pretty significant for those who work in that industry,” said Michael Jones, PhD, Carl H. Lindner College of Business assistant professor of economics and academic director of the Kautz-Uible Economic Institute.
Featured image at top: A car mechanic checking and fixing a car engine at a service garage. Photo/naveebird via iStock
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