WLWT: Auto workers' strike could lead to more inflation
UC economist says consumers likely will be affected if there's a prolonged strike
The UAW called for a strike against select plants after negotiations with General Motors, Ford and Stellantis failed to reach a new contract for workers. The workers are seeking increased pay, better pensions and a 32-hour work week.
If the strike lasts longer than several days, consumers likely will feel the effects, said Michael Jones, PhD, Carl H. Lindner College of Business assistant professor of economics and academic director of the Kautz-Uible Economic Institute.
“I think you will see significant impact on prices for both new cars and used cars,” Jones said. “That's bad news for inflation after that period of time or we finally got a lot of it under control.”
Featured image at top: Factory workers working in an assembly line. Photo/gerenme via iStock
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