Stellantis, Ford Motor Company, and General Motors are currently in contract negotiations with the United Auto Workers (UAW), and their collective bargaining agreements covering around 150,000 union members are all set to expire mid-September. 

On August 25, the UAW announced that their membership overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike. While this doesn't mean a strike is inevitable, union leadership now has the authority to call a strike if an agreement is not reached by the September 14th deadline. 

In this episode, Cathy Fisher, Founder & President of Quistem, and Terry Onica, Director, Automotive at QAD, share their insights and stress the importance of contingency planning, and the complex interconnections within the automotive supply chain during a labor dispute. In this episode, we discuss: 

  • The uncertainties, risks, and contingency plans necessary for a potential strike at the Big Three 
  • A 13-point checklist for establishing operational restart readiness 
  • The broad impact of disruptions on the entire supply chain


Resources & Related Podcast Episodes:

Podcast: UAW Opens Contract Talks With Big Three Automakers: Stellantis, Ford & GM 
Podcast: Revving Forward: The 24 Essential Supply Chain Processes
Podcast: Preparing For Strikes on Labor Relations Radio
Download: Operational Restart Readiness Checklist
Website: Auto Supply Chain Prophets

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