The United Auto Workers voted on Sunday night to go on strike against General Motors after negotiations to a new contract between the two parties fell through. A new meeting between the company and union representatives was set for Monday morning.
In the meantime, workers at the Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, KY were out on Sunday evening after the strike was authorized and they began marching on the access road that leads to the factory. Police were called out to open it up after traffic began backing up early Monday morning.
A couple twitter videos from Rob Harris of WHAS11 in Louisville shows the workers picketing on the road that leads to the Corvette Assembly Plant:
The Corvette Assembly Plant has about 900 UAW workers at the plant and a couple hundred salaried employees.
How long the strike will go is anyone’s guess but and local UAW officials say the strike could last a few days to several weeks or even longer.
The BG Daily News has a news article on the strike at the Corvette assembly plant. One of the striking workers is quoted as saying, “I bet they ain’t getting any of those new ones out, because they ain’t being built.”.
Another Tweet from local media:
WBKO dropped midday news report on the strike with comments from UAW Local 2164 officials:
Having a reasonable expectation that whenever you’re doing well, as this company is doing very well, and when they prosper then their employees should prosper,” said Local 2164 President, Jack Bowers. “To a degree, I know they still have to make money and be profitable, but there is a line and I think the line, we’re not even close to the line.”
Rob Harris / Twitter
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