The auto industry supply chain is battered.
It has taken hit after hit from COVID, inflation, rising materials costs, labor shortages, increased labor costs, upheaval from war in Ukraine, and the volatile demand that followed microchip shortages.
And while all of that helps to make the timing of the United Auto Workers' strike against the Detroit 3 appropriate for union leverage, it is very inconvenient for the thousands of auto industry workers who will be impacted.
Stuck in the center of the strike is an intricate supply chain. One comprising thousands of employees who face the very real possibility of layoffs or furloughs as a result of lingering auto production stoppages.