COLUMBUS – State Representative Josh Williams (R-Sylvania) said Friday that he hopes both sides, the U.S. Auto Workers Union and the Stellantis Jeep assembly plant, can come together and find common ground soon.
The UAW in Toledo joins union workers from a Ford assembly plant near Detroit and a GM factory in Missouri of nearly 13,000 workers currently striking between the three facilities.
“Even though it is within the rights of their collective bargaining agreement, there is a large ripple effect by these assembly workers striking,” said Williams.
“These assembly plants are receiving parts from manufacturing plants, which will in turn have to slow or stop production until this strike comes to an agreement.”
“The Jeep plant is pillar of Toledo, that has created thousands of jobs. The effect of thousands of workers now on strike is not only felt by the UAW, but also the surrounding community.”