UAW Strike Puts Blazer Production on Hold

The UAW GM strike is affecting the automaker’s operations outside of the US, despite the two sides reaching a tentative agreement last week. The latest is a stoppage of production of the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer.

That new model is built in Mexico, but that doesn’t mean that all of the components come from south of the border. The 3.6L V6 engine, for example, is built at GM’s Romulus Powertrain facility located near Detroit. With that plant on strike, the supply of engines didn’t last forever.

“Production of the Blazer will be down until the strike is done,” said GM spokesperson Dan Flores. “But production of the (Chevrolet) Equinox is running normally at Mexico and Canada plants.”

Production of the Chevrolet Impala sedan, built at GM’s Oshawa plant was also affected, along with assembly of previous-generation GMC Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks at the same plant. All were halted just days after the UAW strike began, but the Detroit Free Press reports that Impala production restarted on Friday. That put 750 worked back on the job at that facility.

Detroit Free Press

 

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