Workers at the General Motors Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky overwhelmingly reject UAW-backed local agreement

Workers at General Motors’ Bowling Green Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky have resoundingly rejected a pro-company local agreement brought forward by United Auto Workers Local 2164. The Bowling Green factory, with over 800 hourly employees, is the sole producer of the Chevrolet Corvette sports vehicle. The plant also produces engines for the Corvette Z06 and Cadillac CTS-V.

Final voting revealed massive opposition, with 98 percent of production workers, and 97 percent of skilled trades, voting against. Workers have also voted in favor of carrying out a strike. Meanwhile, the UAW is doing everything it can to prevent a strike, with local officials saying that the strike authorization must go through “a process.”

The “process” refers to waiting for strike approval from the corrupt bureaucrats at the UAW regional offices and international headquarters, who have spent the last 40 years suppressing opposition in the working class and, therefore, have no intention of allowing a strike to take place .

Bowling Green Assembly (Ford Media)

With demand high for the eighth generation (C8) Corvettes, both management and the UAW want to avoid a strike at all costs. According to data published by iSeeCars.com, the Corvette was among the highest-selling vehicles for 10 months in 2021. At the same time, production on the C8 has been repeatedly delayed, beginning in 2019 when 48,000 GM workers carriedout a 40-day strike, followed by the eruption of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and the ongoing supply chain issues that have resulted.

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