Car parts distribution in and around Ohio has come to a virtual stand still as United Auto Workers at the Stellantis parts distribution center in Streetsboro have joined the picket line as the union continues its strike against the big 3 automakers.
Streetsboro workers tell 19 News that the automakers need to remember who made them profitable and who made concessions in 2007 when the auto industry faced bankruptcy, saying that promises made to workers since 2007 haven’t been kept.
The union's targeted strikes continue and are currently taking place in 38 facilities in 20 states, a strategy that could have a major impact on parts availability for dealership service centers and auto repair shops.
Meanwhile, CNN reports that President Joe Biden has announced he will join members of the United Auto Workers union on the picket line tomorrow with Biden posting to X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, that he is joining workers in Michigan to “stand in solidarity as they fight for a fair share of the value they helped create,” saying, “it’s time for a win-win agreement that keeps American auto manufacturing thriving with well-paid UAW jobs.”
Biden’s appearance on the picket line will be a first for a sitting president. He will be in town one day before a scheduled appearance by former president Donald Trump who will be skipping the second Republican primary debate in favor of making a speech in Michigan.