Sub-tier suppliers suffer as General Motors strike continues

With negotiations stalled, about 48,000 unionized workers with General Motors (GM) continue to strike into their fourth week

On September 16, about 48,000 unionized workers with General Motors (GM), the largest US automaker by vehicle sales, walked off their jobs at multiple plants across the United States in an attempt to secure higher pay, greater job security and more healthcare benefits in what is described as the largest factory strike in the US since 2007. As production lines at many GM factories continue to stand still, the strike has caused ripple effects across automotive supply chains in North America, affecting more than 150,000 workers and spreading to GM plants and their suppliers in Canada and Mexico. In this Special Report, Resilience360 takes a closer look at the sub-tier supplier base affected by the strike and which sectors should brace for impact beyond the automotive industry.