The Canadian Auto Workers union is in negotiations with Ford Motor Co., General Motors Co. and Chrysler Group LLC, hoping to reach a new labor agreement before a midnight deadline and avoid a strike that could have huge ramifications in Canada and the United States.
The CAW makes many of the parts found in American vehicles. Given that automobile sales have been reaching new heights this summer, parts inventories are low at production facilities. So it wouldn’t take long for plants such as Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo and the GM’s Fairfax Assembly Plant in Kansas City, Kan., to feel the sting of a CAW strike. Each local facility employs roughly 4,000 workers. Read more on Kansas City Business Journal.