Ford lays off 330 more factory workers because of UAW strike expansion

Ford Motor Co. announced Monday that the 2023 UAW strike has led to hundreds of new, unexpected layoffs at two new sites as a ripple effect.

The strike at Chicago Assembly Plant, announced by UAW President Shawn Fain on Friday, has directly affected some operations at the separate Chicago Stamping Plant and Lima Engine Plant.

Approximately 330 employees have been asked not to report to work, with layoffs that began Saturday in Chicago and Monday in Lima, Ohio, Ford spokesman Dan Barbossa said Monday in a news release.

General Motors on Monday began laying off 164 employees across two facilities as a result of the expanded UAW strike, putting the number of those laid off in connection to the strike at more than 3,800 known so far across the industry.

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