The ongoing United Auto Workers strike has heightened with anger and violence on the picket lines, as automakers express increasing frustration.
CNBC reported on Tuesday that Stellantis NV STLA accused the UAW of misrepresenting incidents involving non-replacement employees. Stellantis said it has experienced an uptick in threatening and even violent behavior from UAW picketers, including tires slashing, vehicle jumping, stalking, and racial slurs.
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Stellantis said it hasn't hired any external workers to substitute for the striking UAW members and urged UAW leaders to help ensure the safety of all its employees, including those on the picket line.
This comes amid reports of union members facing confrontations, intimidation with firearms, and hit-and-run incidents. Two men were injured when a vehicle operated by a third-party contractor working for General Motors Co GM drove through a UAW picket line at a GM parts facility in Flint, Michigan. GM has since banned the driver and two other contractors from its premises and has called for other contractors and salaried employees to adhere to safety protocols.
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