10/8/2019

GM’s Strike-Related Layoffs in Mexico Top 6,400

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General Motors Co. has laid off more than 400 workers at an engine and transmission plant in Mexico because of the strike against its U.S. facilities by the United Auto Workers union.

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General Motors Co. has laid off more than 400 workers at an engine and transmission plant in Mexico because of the strike against its U.S. facilities by the United Auto Workers union.

The new cuts affect workers at GM’s V-8 engine and continuously variable transmission operations at Ramos Arizpe, which normally supplies much of its output to assembly plants in the U.S.

The temporary job cuts add to 6,000 GM made earlier at its pickup truck factory in Silao. The UAW strike over a new four-year labor contract began on Sept. 16, idling 48,000 hourly workers in the U.S.