Dec. 9, 2015—Thousands of United Auto Workers (UAW) union members walked off the job at a Nexteer Automotive Holdings Ltd. plant in Saginaw, MI, after workers rejected a labor agreement, potentially disrupting production at automakers, including General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co.
The strike was short-lived after the UAW announced late Tuesday that a new, tentative accord had been reached. Workers were directed to return to their jobs, although union members still must vote to ratify the contract. Details on when that vote might occur weren’t disclosed.
Nexteer, a Chinese-backed auto-parts supplier formerly owned by Delphi Automotive PLC, produces steering wheels and driveline components for vehicles sold in the U.S., including Ford’s profitable F-150 pickup truck, Expedition sport-utility vehicle (SUV) and Mustang. GM relies on the parts for its larger SUVs and Canyon and Colorado pickup trucks.
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