GM lays off 6,000 workers in Mexico due to UAW strike

United Auto Workers members on strike picket outside General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant on Sept. 25, 2019 in Detroit.Michael Wayland / CNBCDETROIT – General Motors on Tuesday idled a plant in Mexico that produces its highly-profitable Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups, temporarily laying off 6,000 workers.The automaker said the decision was a result of a parts shortage due to the United Auto Workers union’s strike against GM, now in its 16th day.The Tuesday layoffs bring the number of layoffs for non-UAW represented employees in North America with GM to about 10,000, according to officials.

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