The United Auto Workers Union is dissatisfied with progress in negotiations with General Motors and the workers at Spring Hill’s GM assembly plant were ordered to walk off the job on Saturday night.
This was a strategic move by the union since the Spring Hill plant, the largest General Motors plant in North America, not only produces vehicles but also manufactures parts used in other GM plants across the continent.
United Auto Workers president, Shawn Fain, is known for putting pressure on companies, not hesitating to call a strike if negotiations don’t move in the desired direction of the union and its workers.
Headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, the UAW has the authority to tell local and regional unions whether or not it is time to strike. So, while negotiations are ongoing in Michigan, Tennessee workers are now joining the ranks of other union workers striking and picketing at other General Motors locations.