Late on Wednesday, Ford Motor (F.N) declared another round of layoffs, affecting 150 employees in Michigan, due to the continued United Auto Workers (UAW) strike. This announcement adds to the ongoing furloughs, bringing the total number of affected workers to 2,730.
Ford attributed these new layoffs to the UAW’s strike that began last week at its Kentucky Truck Plant, which subsequently impacted operations at a Michigan axle plant. In addition to these layoffs, approximately 16,600 Ford employees remain on strike at three assembly plants, which includes the Kentucky Truck Plant, the largest Ford facility worldwide.
This targeted strike action, affecting the Detroit Three automakers, namely Ford, General Motors (GM.N), and Chrysler-parent Stellantis (STLAM.MI), was initiated on September 15th.